Cardio vs Weights?

The one thing doing cardio only for 12 months taught me

Ever feel the endorphin release after a run? Absolutely magical…

It was something I wanted to explore myself.

Could I get in great shape ditching the weights…?

So off I went, for my first run…and unfortunately the old front rowers body couldn’t keep up.

So I went back to the drawing board and decided to try boxing .

I joined the local Burleigh boxing gym and jumped in face first (literally…) If you’ve ever been whacked in the face you’ll realise how bloody uncomfortable it is. 

The first 4-6 weeks I noticed a huge difference, I was getting compliments left right and centre…

But after staying on the road for 18 months I’ve noticed huge changes in a less positive way.

While cardio helped my overall fitness, I’ve noticed my body shape became less toned, my posture worsened, and my body became more rigid.

So while I’ll still stick to some boxing, my body felt better when I had a solid strength routine.

And for most of our clients, we’ve seen them get in pretty darn good shape focusing on 70% weights & 30% cardio. 

So if you’d like to skip the 18 month experiment and take my word.

Don’t neglect your weight training.

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Written by Luke Nivison-Smith, Coach and Founder of Movement Innovation.