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Why You Should Double Down On Strength Training in 2020

Chris Brainard

Chris Brainard

Chris is a former collegiate athlete and has a passion for empowering athletes and adults to achieve their fitness and performance goals. Chris has been helping athletes and adults for the past 8 years look, move, and feel amazing without beating up their bodies and spending hours in the gym.

What if I told you doing endless amounts of cardio is actually hurting your fat loss goals?

Yes, you read that correctly.

Spending hours in the gym doing cardio is only going to get you so far and research has shown us that it’s not the most effective in burning fat.

Let me explain.

When you do cardio, you’re only actually burning calories while your actively doing it. So if you perform 30-45 minutes on the treadmill or elliptical you’re only going to burning calories for the specific amount of time.

When you do strength training, not only are you burning calories during your workout, you’re also going to spike the metabolism and burn calories for hours after.

Now, who doesn’t want to be burning calories without actually having to be in the gym?

I think most of us would agree that we would love to be burning calories while not actually having to be working out.

That’s why resistance training should be your #1 priority in 2020.

I’m not saying that cardio is BAD, cardio most certainly has a place in the training process, but I do feel however that cardio is abused.

Another important aspect that strength training will provide for you is reducing your risk for injury.

Naturally as we age we start lose range of motion in our joints and muscle mass. Strength training can be great at building the muscles around your joints to protect them and keep them healthy.

So, how can you maximize your time in the gym and get closer to achieving your GOALS?

Here’s a sample of how you can set up your training depending on how many days you prefer to workout.

3 Day Workout Split:

Monday – Strength Training

Wednesday – Cardio

Friday – Strength Training

4 Day Workout Split:

Monday – Strength Training

Tuesday – Cardio

Thursday – Strength Training

Friday – Cardio

If you’re struggling with knowing exactly what exercises you should be doing to maximize your results and time in the gym, let us know. We would love to connect with you.

Everything we do in the gym has a purpose and will transfer over to your everyday life.

Dedicated to your health,

Chris Brainard

 

 

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