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What’s your workout style?

I don’t know about you but my “go to” is cardio. I literally have to make myself hit the weights even though I know how important resistance training is. There is always a sense of dread for me with weight training. I guess it requires more thought and effort. Begrudgingly I make the effort because I know it’s the one thing that allows you to re-shape your body, so I hit the weights at least 2-3 times per week.

Other times I find it refreshing to mix up different home workout programs. One day I might do a P90X workout, another day, Taebo. Mixing up the workout relieves the boredom that sets in when you’re doing the same workout day in and day out.  I have quite an extensive library of workout DVD’s and love to crank the music and imagine myself on TV. Generally my imagination goes into overdrive and gets me through the workout.  When I’m in the comfort of my living room you can’t tell me anything. I’m the star of that show!  Yessir!

I lean towards cardio the most because I don’t have to overthink it. All I have to do is put on my head phones, crank the music and zone out.  Cardio is good for the heart muscle and it helps increase stamina. Yet, it too, can become boring so I don’t stay on any one machine too long. If I know I’m going to do an hour of cardio, oftentimes it’s on 4 different cardio machines. I will go from treadmill to elliptical to stationary bike to steps. Sometimes I’ll hit Jacob’s ladder but believe me right now I cannot focus past 5 minutes on that machine. Much needed work in that area.

All in all I would say my workout regime is pretty flexible. When the weather is warm I love to walk outside on a track or neighborhood. It’s best for me to have a walking buddy because then I can walk for hours losing track of time with chatter all while burning many calories.

So what’s your workout style? How often do you change it up? Are you intimidated by resistance training? Please share your workout schedule.

 

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6 Responses to “What’s your workout style?”

  1. Im a believer in total body training, weights and cardio which gives me a edge in fitness. Although weight training is something I prefer over cardio but a friend of mine always talk about how guys do lots of weight training but nothing for the heart as fare as cardio training. With that being said that’s another one of my motivation factors that help me to enjoy my HITT of low intensity cardio training. I love them both.

  2. I will say my workout style USED to be salsa dancing before the baby and my hubby and I have vowed to get back to it now that miss thang is taking over the house. We have to get our energy levels back up to keep up with her! Dancing is not only fun it gets the heart rate pumping. Word to the wise you may go in there dressed to the nines but if you are serious about having fun and dancing you will leave looking like a wet puppy but with a huge smile on your face. Takes me back to my college days when we had no cares in the world! Can we say Alpha House.

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