The Resistance Training, Cardio Balancing Act

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Having had memberships at dozens of gyms it has become pretty comical that no matter where I go a majority of the women are on cardio machine while the guys are lifting weights.  If you are favoring one type of exercise over the other you may be missing out on some significant benefits.  There is an art to finding balance in the work that you do at the gym.  Under do it and you are just spinning your wheels, over do it and you will sabotage your progress.

Especially if you have hit a bit of a plateau it might be time to change things up.  Try this workout:

  • Pick 5 exercises: Pushups, Air-squats, Pull-ups, Lunges, twisting crunch.
  • Do 5 sets: 25 reps, 20 reps, 15 reps, 10 reps, 5 reps.
  • Between each round run 5 minutes on a treadmill or some other cardio equipment.

This workout is pretty tough but it will push you and can be adjust dependent on your current conditioning level. If you workout at a pretty busy gym like I do try doing the entire lifting phase with the cardio before (10 min.) and cardio after (10 min).

Have fun and tell me how you did.

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