CARDIO/HARDIO

I, along with so many other fitness professionals will have different views on what exercise is best for us.  What I think we will all agree on, is how important nutrition is in the overall journey to reaching your physical goals.

Now we all know that cardio is hardio and nobody really likes to do it.  So many of you do it because of the fear of getting bulky from weights, or more often because you have no idea how to manoeuvre your way around the weights area of a gym.  What I can tell you is that if you are looking to achieve a strong looking physique, weights is definitely where its at.  Hours of cardio may get you losing fat but if you don’t combine cardio with the right nutrition, you’ll simply end up losing muscle as well as fat.  Getting the right balance of macronutrients is so important when exercising for optimum functioning of your body.  High protein will conserve muscle whilst losing weight and carbs will give you the energy you need to get through your workout and to give you energy post workout.  Get the nutrition wrong and you’ll then end up getting frustrated as you won’t see the results you are after despite putting in hours of cardio.

So how do you work out what you need?  Whilst there is so much information online, I would strongly advise getting an expert to help you in the first instance.  What my body needs will be very different to what someone sat at a desk all day needs. It’s all about energy balance…

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