Exercise: Get Your Cardio On … Correctly

The latest Gym Bro pseudo-science has 2 schools of thought: One, is to do no cardiovascular (aerobic) training at all, it is unnecessary for fitness and fat loss; second, is to only use high-intensity interval training (HIIT) for cardiovascular fitness. Both of these schools fail. Cardiovascular endurance is one of the main components of fitness, as discussed here last week. However, cardio training should be performed correctly for maximum benefit. Read this article for tips to improve your aerobic training.


Exercise: Beginning High-Intensity Interval Training (HIIT)

Here is a simple program to introduce high-intensity interval training (HIIT) into your cardiorespiratory exercising. Please know, however, that HIIT is not advised for beginning exercisers and should not be used more than twice per week—steady-state cardio should be used on other days. PLEASE CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR BEFORE BEGINNING ANY NEW EXERCISE PROGRAMS.