Strength Training Is My Cardio

Contributed by Bethany Reynolds
Health & Fitness Professional

To sum up what I mean, we all need to lift heavy things. If we don’t move it, we lose it. Your options are things like dumbbells, medicine balls, resistance tubes, or body weight. By being consistent with strength training you start to increase bone density and muscle mass. I encourage you to move something that feels heave a few times a week. Let’s move from a mind set that is geared towards cardio exercise and try getting your heart rate up by doing more reps or sets of resistance training. I have found that moving through strength training exercises without long breaks increases my heart rate similar to that of power walking. If you’re not sure how to start or progress a strength training routine then consider using a personal trainer. We are here to help you meet all of your health and fitness goals.