Why should I stop doing cardio after strength training?


When we exercise for our bodies, what kind of exercise do we choose? For friends in the early stage of weight loss, they are more inclined to choose aerobic exercise. For example, running is a very common form of exercise. The reason is that aerobic exercise is more convenient and easy to use, and the consumption is more direct. Therefore, by combining dieting and running, we can lose weight faster.
But as we lose weight and gain experience, our goals change and so does the way we exercise. At this time, in order to achieve new goals (such as wanting to get a better body and more curves), the way we exercise will also change, this time, we will try strength training, from then on, aerobic The Games will go further and further and eventually be abandoned. Of course, this is not a common phenomenon, but it is also an objective fact.
So why do many friends stop cardio after trying strength training? What are the benefits of strength training for fat loss? Next, I will discuss this topic based on my own experience.
Why stop doing cardio after trying strength training?
In fact, no longer doing aerobic exercise does not mean that aerobic exercise is not good. On the contrary, aerobic exercise has irreplaceable effects on the cardiovascular and respiratory system, but from a personal point of view, I really do not want to do aerobic exercise, even if sometimes I force myself to run, but only once or twice, I Can't hold on. Why? Next, let's talk about personal experience.
1. Persistence is difficult
When you have the habit of exercising, you will pay more attention to the exercise process and consciously improve the exercise efficiency. For aerobic exercise, in order to improve exercise efficiency, it not only takes a certain amount of time, but also requires a certain amount of intensity, so in the process of running, I will consciously increase the heart rate, so that I am tired but can persist state, but it's really hard because the process is really hard, and psychologically I wouldn't want to use it. Spend it in a comfortable way, even if you run intermittently, you only barely complete one goal. After constant psychological struggle, the plan for the next run has long since vanished.
Strength training is different. Even if you're doing it with heavier weights, you'll have fun with the different moves, and because there's rest between moves, you'll find it easier to stick. In contrast, for the same exercise time, strength training will feel like a quick pass, while aerobic exercise will appear to be very long.
2. Due to changes in experience and purpose
With the accumulation of exercise time, you will accumulate relevant experience, you will understand the effect of strength training on fat loss and shaping, and of course you will also understand the various benefits of building muscle on the body. In the process, goals have also changed. The change from simply wanting to lose weight before to pursuing a body curve will also make me more inclined to choose strength training.
Because strength training can not only help us gain muscle and avoid muscle loss, but also stabilize basal metabolism, so as to better control weight, shape, improve local differences in the body, and make the body more stylish. From this perspective, strength training has an absolute advantage.
3. Strength training consumption is not low
In the choice of exercise methods, some friends choose aerobic exercise because they think that aerobic exercise produces more consumption and can make us lose weight faster. But what about strength training? In fact, the consumption of strength training is also considerable, and the consumption of strength training will be reflected in two aspects.
Strength training can indirectly increase consumption. Strength training avoids muscle loss by stimulating the muscles. In the process of fat loss, preserving muscle as much as possible means that the decline of basal metabolism can be slowed down, and basal metabolism can be kept relatively stable, and a high basal metabolism means that this part consumes more, so it is more conducive to fat loss. Facilitates weight maintenance after fat loss.
The consumption of strength training is not low. If we focus on the training of large muscle groups and compound movements in the process of strength training, then there will be considerable consumption in this process, because in terms of factors affecting consumption, in addition to exercise intensity and duration, there are also muscles involved. . Therefore, the consumption of strength training is not low, but it will be ignored.
In addition to consumption, from the perspective of fat loss, diet is the most important, and exercise is a way to increase consumption. Therefore, the choice of exercise mode is less important than diet.
4. Strength training can reduce the risk of weight gain in middle age and slow down the rate of aging
When people reach middle age, the problem of gaining weight and becoming fat is not an isolated case, but a relatively common phenomenon. From the perspective of reasons, in addition to changes in diet and exercise habits, there is also a decline in basal metabolism, which leads to a decline in basal metabolism. An important reason is muscle loss, and an important reason for muscle loss is the lack of necessary stimulation, so insisting on strength training can stabilize basal metabolism by increasing muscle mass, thereby reducing the risk of obesity in middle age.
In addition to midlife weight gain, muscle loss can also unbalance our muscle strength, which can affect our posture; and can lead to sagging skin, which is characteristic of old age. In contrast, if you can maintain a slender and firm figure after middle age, it will make you look much younger and even reduce your age.
Of course, in addition to the impact on middle-aged people, increasing muscle mass is more important for older friends, because a certain amount of muscle can protect joints, stimulate bone growth, improve body balance, coordination, and more. In turn, it will enable us to have a high-quality old age.