When you’re short on time and don’t have time for both, which is a better choice: Cardio OR Weights?
We say….WEIGHTS!! Why? If you are lifting a weight that is challenging for you, your heart rate will increase especially if you’re performing big compound movements (like squats, deadlifts, etc.). So basically, you’re getting a cardio workout AT THE SAME TIME! <<Insert hand clap here>>
Do some heavy squats or deadlifts, then tell me that’s NOT cardio…
Start with a couple big compound movements to start your workout. For example start with 4sets of barbell squats at a challenging weight. Then move into 4 sets of deadlifts. Follow those with some supersets or circuits of “accessory” exercises such as incline DB press, push-ups, pull-ups, walking lunges, seated rows, etc. You can superset two exercises (going back and forth until 3sets are complete). Or do a circuit of 3-4 exercises, keeping your heart rate up and only resting at the end of each circuit for a minute or two.
If you are strategic in planning your workouts, then when you’re short on time, you won’t have to worry about not getting the most bang for you buck in your workouts. Time is precious, we understand that. If you only have 30minutes, TAKE IT. Go lift some weights and be smart about it!
Have a STRONG Monday!!