Skip to comments.5 Simple Wellness Strategies
Posted on 03/14/2010 7:13:13 PM PDT by Cindy
"5 Simple Wellness Strategies Sometimes Simple is Best"
Posted: Tuesday, March 9, 2010
BRYAN FASS Fitness Contributor Officer.com
SNIPPET: "This month, as we rapidly roll into the holiday season I thought it would be a good idea to start thinking about our wellness. As the weather got colder and most of us became less active out doors the pounds slowly began to sneak on and we slowly become more sedentary.
As I have been fond of saying year after year, now that it is officially spring, SUMMER IS COMING. So instead of going into a tirade on fitness and nutrition, which I have already done numerous times (see blog) I thought I could give some simple wellness tips to help you stay ahead of the curve this year. (This advice is even MORE applicable in the fall months)
Please remember that wellness and fitness is a marathon not a sprint, so be consistent."
(Excerpt) Read more at officer.com ...
They are right. Weight training over cardio. However, best are bodyweight exercises, explosive or not, that provide true functional strength, that help you in your life.
Thanks Yaelle for the feedback.
I don’t do weight training, but husband does some after his exercise.
I do 1-2 hrs of walking 5 days a week, stretch exercises (about 15 minutes a day) and targeted area exercises randomly.
Try some Hindu Squats, or any squats. Good stuff.
Yes, you’re right.
I was doing squats and donkey kicks a couple months ago — time to do those again.
Well sure, I’d like feel like that.
(Thanks for humoring me.)
For some reason though these people just can't listen to the fact even given obvious results that cardio first is just not the optimal way for either strength training (and in fact extensive cardio first is highly detrimental to power lifting as one often ends up lifting half as much as they are so depleted from the cardio.) or cardio body fat loss. It is a huge threat to them and they will not only not listen to me when I tell them. They often either argue with me or try to tell me how to restructure my workout. It is odd. People are generally stupid, idiots that follow the other stupids off a cliff.
Is that an alien hatchling about to poke out her chest?
You know, my motto is “Whatever Works.”
Each body knows what it needs and I think sometimes people just ignore that.
Glad your program is working for you GOP Poet.
it is not just “what works for you,’ because clearly it is not optimal to do otherwise, unless what works for you is wasting time and getting a lot less for ones efforts. It is proven that cardio after is much more effective. Just a fact. People work so hard for some much less. What sort of people intentionally do that? People that aren’t very bright in my opinion. Very socialist/communist (as in union oriented behavior) oriented. LOL.
I mean people working inefficiently is very union oriented.
Your routine mirrors point #1 from the article:
“Almost all of you are guilty of going to the gym and spending most of your time doing cardio, then doing some weight training. Believe it or not this is totally backwards. As most of you in EMS know, your body stores glycogen (stored cellular energy) in the muscle and liver. This glycogen is utilized for muscular activity as a source of energy. When you do sustained cardiovascular exercise your body does not utilize glycogen, it prefers aerobic metabolism. So, by applying some simple exercise science we know that by lifting weights first and doing your cardio second you will burn fat faster and more efficiently.
Here is what happens: when performing resistance exercise, the kind that this author approves of, you deplete your body of all its stored cellular energy. Now, when you do your cardiovascular training your body has no choice other that to mobilize that last form of stored energy in your body, FAT. So, by simply changing the order of your workout you can actually work out smarter, not harder.”
Your testament, combined with the above explanation for its efficacy has made a difference.
I'm going to put that on my 'To Do' list. And I'm gonna make that 'To Do' list....once I get around to it. In the mean time, how many calories can one burn doing 16 oz. curls?