Have you ever been in the gym and felt intimidated by all of the bulky weight equipment? Were you afraid of embarrassing yourself by not doing it properly? What if you were told that you would burn more fat lifting weights? Well, we want to explain the differences between strength training and cardio, and how they each benefit you.
Strength training is using weights and resistance to build lean muscle tissue on your body. This is done by properly breaking down your muscles completely and then giving them the adequate rest time to heal and get bigger. The bigger your muscle mass, the faster your metabolism will be.
Cardio is also a key component in staying healthy, but in a very different way. Cardio is good for your heart health and to keep your cholesterol levels in check. However, cardio fails to build muscle like strength training does. Cardio will only speed up your metabolism while you do it.
Think of it like this, Cardio will help you lose weight while the strength training will help you sustain it by keeping your metabolism going while you aren’t in the gym. We want to make sure you incorporate both cardio and strength training into your workout plan.
If you have any questions on how to use the equipment and proper form, we are always here to help you! We’re your trainers so you can always count on us for any questions.