Cardio Crime #10

Lifting weights really fast We are all short on time and many of us are lucky if we can get to the gym 3 times a week. Wanting to make the most of your workout time is paramount. Trying to fit extra reps lifting weights really fast in order to get a  little extra cardio […]

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Cardio Crime #9

Zoning Out It’s the main way a lot of us can get through the monotony of the cardio machines, but zoning out (think reading, watching or listening to media) during cardio can impact on results. When we’re not paying attention to what we are doing, two things happen, one we start to slack off because […]

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Cardio Crime #8

Not Drinking Water You’re doing cardio and you’re going to sweat and when you sweat  you need to replace those fluids. You are so much better off as you workout sipping every few minutes than to wait till after your workout to drink up as this can be a risky practice and definitely don’t wait […]

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Cardio Crime #7

Doing Cardio Only Cardio exercise has lots of benefits for your health and weight loss. But if cardio is the only form of exercise you do, you are really missing out.” Many people think of cardio as the key to fat-burning, and it is important. But resistance training is, too. More muscle helps boost your […]

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Cardio Crime # 6

Confusing Activity for cardio. In the gym I often here many people state about how active their work is they are up & down back & forth all day. Now while this may be true they are active they are not doing cardio activity . Let me explain, Cardio involves elevating the rate that the […]

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Cardio Crime #5

Doing the Same Cardio Workout all the time. Our bodies adapt quickly to what we do and most of us have a workout that we tend to do as a standard or prefrence. Whether it’s walking,  running or the elliptical, bike or classes we tend to have a mainstay cardio workout. It is important to […]

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Cardio Crimes #4

Carrying Weights While You Walk Although its suggested that it adds resistance while you walk, on a treadmill I wouldn’t rush to add them to your training. It’s generally safe if you’re holding weights less than 2 kgs, but at that weight, there might not be a huge challenge or benefit for you. Hold much more […]

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Cardio Crime #3

Stretching before Your Workout I discourage people from Static stretching before a workout as it relaxes muscles. It is NOT a warm up in itself and many people confuse the 2 types of stretching. Dynamic ( moving) stretches are ok to help activate the muscles as PART of a warm up but static ( Holding […]

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