Cardiovascular conditioning or cardio exercise, is the most popular form of exercise practiced because it does not require special equipment, and everyone can do it in all places. It is also a favorite among those looking to lose weight. However, if weight loss is your goal you better incorporate resistance training into your life for the best results. Better yet, why not combine resistance training and cardio exercise in one exercise.
Most people think of cardio exercise as a separate form of exercise, when in realty any application you make contains part of a heart condition. For example, when you are lifting weights body is under stress; increased blood pressure, heart rate increases, breathing increases up to deliver oxygen to the body parts that require it. So, when you’re lifting weights you actually have to make a picture of cardio exercise. The difference is -It is not a continuous movement. However, if you are lifting weights you can adjust the exercise to include the cardiovascular system more just by changing repetitions, intensity and rest.
The whole purpose of working out is to set high demands on the body so it will adapt and function better in the rest … and to increase your metabolism. So instead of watching your cardio exercise as a separate program why not save time and combine it with other exercise like lifting weights. Here’s how you can do it. First, it is best to include movements that use your body weight as resistance, or perform exercises that use multiple muscle groups like: squats, lunges, push ups, bench press, pull ups, sit or stand rows, shoulder press planks or standing twists. Better yet, incorporate Plyometrics. Plyometrics are fast explosive movements like jumping or medicine balls feel / attacks.
You can save time and get more benefits from combining resistance training and cardio exercise in one exercise. If you take this approach to work out that you can increase your metabolism and strength of muscle tone while you burn calories and train your cardiovascular system. Otherwise, you will get limited benefit from isolated perform cardio exercise.
Dr. Kevin Dobrzynski DN