Some people prefer cardio, while others prefer strength training. It’s easy to find a routine that only incorporates one of these types of workouts – and stick to just that. But there are a lot of reasons why you should consider combining the two rather than choosing one or the other.
Healthier all around
When combining strength and cardio you train your muscles, joints and ligaments, but also your lung- and heart capacity. These are equally important aspects of a healthy body, so why not work on both of them? It will lead to better overall health, posture, flexibility, strength and balance, and improve your performance both when working out and in your daily life.
Lose weight faster
Combining different types of training means higher intensity, which results in faster weight loss. This increased intensity will also push your body to burn more calories by raising your metabolic rate – even while you’re snoozing on the sofa!
Reach your fitness goal
Finding the right balance between cardio and strength training is the best most effective way to reach your fitness goal, regardless of what that might be. The faster you see results and all your effort starts paying off, the more motivated you will be to keep going and the more likely you will be to stay on track.
Combining different ways of working out will give you more options and variety in your training. This means more exercises to try and more challenges to complete, which ensures that you won’t get tired of your workout regime.