FIT TIPS

BALANCING STRENGTH & CARDIO

By xlhealthclub | In Tuesday Training Tips | on March 7, 2016

This Week Jill Smith Discusses:

Balancing Strength and Cardio

Is your fitness routine stale and repetitive?
Do you find yourself doing the same thing week after week?

If you’re stuck in a fitness rut you should always remember – variety is the spice of life.

Don’t limit yourself by just using the weights or just taking a few classes a week. A complete fitness program has a balance of strength training and cardiovascular fitness. Healthy adults need a minimum of two non-consecutive days each week of strength training that targets all the major muscle groups.

Become familiar with the gym and try using a variety of equipment. Some examples include free weights and dumbbells, weight machines, body weight, elastic tubing, and medicine balls. For cardiovascular fitness you should do about 5 hours a week of exercises such as swimming, group fitness classes, walking or running on the trend mill, or cycling.

Stay balanced in your fitness routine and avoid that fitness rut. Simply find exercises that you enjoy and then you’re on your way to a healthier you!!

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