Red Hard Life With all this in mind there have been a lot of studies showing the adverse effects of over training on cardiovascular equipment without following any kind of strength training regimen. Put simply if you’re constantly running on a treadmill or even outside, especially for extended periods of time. You’re body will run out of the fuel it is using and start to use muscle, and proteins for fuel.
At the same time since you are not following any type of strength training the muscles will become weak and tight. Tight and weak muscles will eventually lead to incorrect movement patterns and painful joints. A quick way to picture this is to look up pictures of marathon runners. Now keep in mind if he or she is a marathon runner that’s great if that is the goal and the body has been trained to run marathons. Red Hard
The body adapts to how one trains, but with that said if you are not strength training you will not be running many marathons. Some marathon runners that are not following a strength training regimen are extremely skinny with very little muscle mass. This is what happens when you do a lot of cardiovascular endurance training without any type of strength training.
What is the best type of training to lose the most amount of fat and not lose all your muscle? The answer is a combination of short intense metabolic training such as sprinting, and interval training. As well as strength training such as kettle bell training, barbell training, or just lifting up heavy things properly and putting them down properly. Even types of bodyweight training are extremely efficient.
I will explain this in a different article as well. Before when I asked you to look up a picture of a marathon runner, OK now take that picture and compare it to a picture of a sprinter. Notice the sprinter has a very different build. They have bigger legs and calves, most have a six-pack and on top of that they are extremely fit. The main reason being the sprinter is not only training his cardiovascular system but also his musculature system.
Interval 30 seconds work 15 seconds rest
Inch worm + Push ups
Lateral Hurdle Jumps
5×5 = 5 sets of 5 reps
These intense burst of energy not only help you lose weight but build muscle as well, hence the difference of appearance in the sprinter compared to the marathon runner. This is very relatable inside the gym as well. Someone that is only always training one system such as musculature endurance will not be as well-rounded as someone training in endurance, strength, flexibility, and power.
Jog in place High Knees for one minute
I’m sure you have heard that the more muscle you put on your body the more calories your body burns on its own. Now this does not necessarily mean you’re going to get huge muscles if you strength train and use interval training.