The post yesterday about the benefits of strength training was missing a few thoughts that I wanted to share…
I am in no way demeaning cardio or endurance training or sports – many of you partake in them and ENJOY them… and that is wonderful AND healthy and you should keep doing that! It doesn’t make anyone more or less awesome to be able to run 13 miles versus being able to lift a huge amount of weight.
Endurance sports benefit your body, of course, but not the same benefits that your body gets from strength training, so my advice for that situation is:
people like me who enjoy strength training probably do that 80% of the time and sprinkle cardio in for it’s benefits while people who enjoy endurance training should do that primarily but not forget to sprinkle in some of the strength training
RUN FAST, LIFT HARD – ENJOY!!!