Cardio Training And Weight Training – Common Questions And Myths
Cardio Training And Weight Training, most of the people are familiar with both the terms and most of the people are even misguided on these two topics. I covered some details in my previous article Cardio Training And Weight Training some time back but there were some questions which remained unanswered at that time. If you haven’t seen that article you can click on the above link and visit that article. We will be discussing about some of the most common questions which arises when we compare Cardio Training and Weight Training. Starting off with a brief description of both the terms.
Cardio or Cardiovascular Training
Cardiovascular Training is connected to our heart, we do cardiovascular training to strengthen our heart. Your heart is also a muscle and you have to train this muscle just like the way you train your other muscles. Cardiovascular Training raises your heart rate which makes your heart more efficient in performing any high intensity work or exercise. Stroke volume increases gradually with regular training you resting heart rate comes down. Some of the most common cardiovascular training exercise are brisk walking, running, cycling, swimming and many more which uses an aerobic pathway of energy consumption.
Weight Training | Strength Training | Resistance Training
Do not get confused between these three terms different people use different terms to denote “Weight Training”. “Strength Training” and “Resistance Training” are similar to Weight Training which are used for increasing the strength of your muscles and tone up your body. These three terms are closely linked to each other. Weight Training build the strength of your skeletal muscles by using against gravity movements. Using of different dumbbells, barbells, kettle bell and machines are a part of Weight Training. Weight training uses anaerobic pathway of energy because we need a sudden burst of energy to push or pull the weight against gravity.
How Cardiovascular Training Helps In Weight Training?
Cardiovascular Training build stamina and endurance of your heart to work for a longer time without getting fatigued. You will see some people with good overall physique but if you say them to run for 2 minutes regular they are not able to do that and this happens because they have not trained their heart to work optimally. Cardiovascular Training has a carry out in Weight Training. Sometimes when are are working out w feel fatigued when we are using heavy weight and we can’t perform exercise for a longer time period just because of muscle fatigue? No that’s not the reason we feel fatigued from our heart, our heart rate goes up and we are not able to do extra repetition even if our muscles are not fatigued. This thing is very common everywhere and that’s why people with good lean and toned body ends up getting fatigued from heart much before their muscle fatigue. Add Cardiovascular training to your schedule and it will definitely help you in lifting more weight without getting fatigued.
Doing It On The Same Day?
Doing Cardio and Weight Training on the same day, yes you can do that but I would suggest you to do it separately on different days. Make a routine which is like 3-4 days of Weight Training and dedicate 2 days at least for Cardiovascular Training in a week. I have seen many people coming in the morning for Cardio Training and then coming in the evening for Weight training. It doesn’t make any sense to me but people do it. But if you still want to do it on the same day you can do that as well but when? Check out below.
Right Time To Do Cardiovascular Training – Before Weight Training Or After?
Cardiovascular Training Should always be done after completing your Weight Training session. Weight Training uses glycogen as a fuel when you workout but if you do Cardiovascular Training first you will use your glycogen here which will affect your Weight Training. So, it is recommended that you go for the Weight Training first and after that you should go for the Cardiovascular Training because now you’re stored glycogen level has been exhausted and your body will burn more fat in Cardiovascular training. Doing it on separate days will also be helpful to burn more fat.
Balance Between Cardio Training and Weight Training
A perfect workout routine includes both Cardio Training and Weight Training but a perfect balance can be created if you do both these things on separate days. A separate day dedicated only for cardio and separate days for all your Pull, Push and Legs. Minimum 3 days a week should be used to do Pull, Push and Legs, One day dedicated to your core and 2 days for your Cardiovascular Training and take a rest for one day. This is the best routine for any one who wants to gain Lean Muscle Mass or Lose Fat percentage from his or her body. This is how you can create a perfect balance between Cardio training and Weight Training.
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