While we can’t do anything lessen the demands of work and family obligations, we can save you hours each week by dramatically decreasing the amount of time you’re spending on cardio conditioning. With our methods, not only will you spend less time working your cardio, you’ll actually burn more calories and fat and build muscle to boot.
Whenever we hear the word “cardio”, we tend to immediately associate it with weight loss and body fat reduction. But what if the right amount and right type of cardio could actually aid you in your muscle building gains? You would most likely be more willing to do it, even when not in a traditional “cutting” phase.
Most exercise programs designed to promote fat loss use low or moderate intensity walking and jogging workouts. Unfortunately, they seldom work. High-intensity interval training (HIIT) may be the answer.
Four minutes isn’t a long enough time to experience any meaningful results for a well-conditioned athlete, bodybuilder or weightlifter, let alone develop the aerobic system and result in anaerobic strength gains. Right? Not exactly.
You may be familiar with HIIT, you may not be familiar with Supramaximal Interval Training (SMIT), which may be a more effective training method for active individuals (HIIT or SMIIT is not designed for beginners) at improving fitness and performance.
Let’s be honest, walking on a treadmill for an hour is about as exciting as a marathon debate on C-Span 2. That’s why when I post my fat burning workouts, I make sure to keep it fresh so it doesn’t get stale. You’ll never see, “Walk on a slight incline for an hour,” as my fat-burning workout of the day. I’m mixing methods, keeping it fresh and, most of all, keeping it intense.
Arterial stiffness is basically how stiff or inflexible your arteries are— if you are looking to live a long life, arterial stiffness is not something you want. If there was ever a person who hates doing cardio, it’s me!
In this article, I’m going to describe the basic physiology principles you need to know about cardio and strength training, and show you how to combine cardio and strength training in a unique and effective way to help you build a leaner and more muscular physique.
We will happily push ourselves through gut-wrenching weight-training workouts, but the thought of cardio sends many scurrying for cover like cockroaches in a lit room. Most cardio is about as fun as watching clothes dry and - more importantly – we’re often told that cardio can cause muscle loss. This has led many people to suggest completely abolishing cardio from the weight-trainer’s arsenal.
Running – whether it be outside or on a treadmill – is one of the most effective forms of cardio for dropping body fat. Here are eight common problems – and how to fix them – to help you get the most out of your next HIIT or steady state session.
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