I’ve got a confession to make…
In the year 2018, I’ve seen so many articles on cardio that it even made me confused! Everything from don’t with it “good night to cardio” to cardio is worthless to HIIT training and all kinds of crazy ideas. There’s anti-cardio gurus and cardio masters.
At times, cardio seems like a diet plan.
Let me explain that…
With a diet, you have so many foods to choose from that you can literally make any combination up and call it a “diet.”
Cardio seems to be that way lately. There’s a lot you can do with your cardio workouts. Keep them short, make them intense, do all kinds of machines, do it every day, do it once a week, don’t use machines at all but go outside and run hills… etc. List goes on and on.
Let’s try and answer the question of the best time to do cardio and how much recovery after your weight sessions you need in order to get workout but without burning up any precious muscle.
3 Simple Steps to Effective Cardio Workouts
1- Use cardio as a tool.
Cardiovascular exercise is good for the heart. However, so is weight training. And lifting weights and building muscle will do more to get you leaner than 6 spin classes 6 times a week.
If your goal is to build muscle and gain weight or burn off the fat, then use cardio sparingly as a way to your goal. Continue reading