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Cardio discussion.

Wednesday, April 12, 2006 by  
Filed under Daily Blog


There’s an interesting discussion on the forum regarding cardio. A lot of people really hate doing cardio, and a lot of people don’t find it necessary to achieving their body fat/fitness goals.

While there’s no doubt that some people can get absolutely shredded without doing any sort of “formal” cardio, in my experience regular cardiovascular exercise is a great way to burn calories and improve overall health. Also, if you do LISS (Low Intensity Steady-State) cardio, it’s the perfect time to reflect on your goals, think about the day ahead (I’ve made many mental “to-do” lists while doing my cardio) or even read a book or magazine. While there are times when I have to force myself to do cardio, nine times out of ten I look forward to it; not only do I enjoy the 45 minutes of undisturbed “me” time, when I’m done I always feel energized, positive and focused.

If you get on the bike, elliptical or treadmill and count each minute while thinking about how much you hate cardio, then you are going about it all wrong. Try using the time more productively and you’ll find that the 45 minutes or so will not only pass quickly, you may even start to look forward to your cardio.

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