Cardio vs Weight Training
Cardio Vs Weight Training
Lifting heavy weights widens your arteries, veins, capillaries and other various blood vessels while cardio training simply pumps more blood and more nutrition to each muscle. Knowing that, both types of training obviously work together harmoniously, but which should you start with?
Here’s where it gets a little tricky. I focus on the long-term effects on you and our bodies. So this answer is based on your preferences and level of fitness. Not everyone is the same but everybody follows a pattern. Here’s how I broke it down:
- Cardio Training: Reduces symptoms from cardio attacks and respiratory problems. People who are highly overweight find this type of training very difficult and will typically lose motivation along the way. People who are results-oriented or driven will find quick results that keep them motivated. My clients who are skinny also find cardio training much easier to implement.
- Weight Training: Reinforces your bone’s mass which helps to prevent bone related injuries and even muscle spasms. My clients who are overweight also find weight training much easier to implement… Generally overweight people look past these benefits, however, the gains may be a little slow at first but people who have more muscle mass burn fat and calories more often and much faster.
The key to getting a better body is to subconsciously trick yourself into thinking you are overweight (yes, even if you are overweight) but maintain sanity at the same time. I will warn you that this is a very fine line because becoming a perfectionist will require the discipline to stay organized.