Weights vs Cardio*

Friday, 4 October 2019, By Tom Anasson

Weights VS Cardio


Weights/resistance Training - the ability to stimulate muscle tissue that can often leave you a little tender the next day. Resistance training is possibly the closest thing we have to the fountain of youth. Resistance training stimulates your metabolism for an ongoing increased fat burn, it improves your shape and the improved strength allows you to do day-to-day activities far easier and longer in life. That's just to name a few benefits.


Cardio Training - increasing your cardiovascular system to have the ability to sustain exercise for longer. Cardio training is crucial in ensuring you can sustain certain activities for longer periods of time before falling into a heap. It often leaves you with a huffy puffy and red faced-like effect. Cardio training will help your metabolism for an increased fat burn, decrease the risk in a lot of cardiovascular related diseases, and improve daily energy/endurance levels.


Here are a few ways to help maximize your workouts:

•    Ensure you are eating a meal with a combination of carbohydrates, protein and fat shortly after training to aid in recovery
•    Focus on compound exercises to maximize your time and burn more energy (don't worry, we cover that in your PT sessions!)
•    Your muscle improvement comes in the days of rest, not the actual training sessions. Don't over stimulate the body by doing the same exercises in consecutive days


•    To allow a maximum fat burn, eat 2-3 hours before commencing and often a lower intensity can yield more body fat to be burnt
•    Higher intensity cardio sessions will give you a great metabolism spike for 24-48hrs. Watch what you eat here as you may have a huge appetite. Just follow the plan
•    Wait an hour before you eat post workout to ensure your body has an ability to burn more fat

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