Your Cardio Workouts are a SLOG? Try this!

Posted On February 18, 2022

You’ve PROBABLY Wasted Your Time?

When you’ve worked with thousands of people over the years, you see patterns develop.

Whilst we are all different, most people have quite similar goals. We want: to be leaner, stronger, more toned, fitter, more confident.

The go-to method is largely cardio. A throw back to the 80’s when jogging became the big craze in America before filtering across the world. It’s still hanging around.

And we understand why. Cardio is HARD! It’s uncomfortable, heart pounding, sweat, heavy breathing, red face. It feels like the best workout possible. Would seem the best way to lose fat.

**By the way, we’re a fan of cardio! We do it regularly**

BUT – the thing is: training is SPECIFIC. The way you exercise produces a specific result.

Cardio improves heart and lung function, it helps with endurance, it helps with well-being. That’s its specific outcome. And it’s very useful to improve the quality of our life.


To achieve the specific result of being stronger, more toned, more defined — we MUST be lifting weights.

Also, for the purposes of fat loss (we all want to lose a few pounds right?), there are far more efficient ways >>> STRENGTH TRAINING.

More lean muscle = higher metabolism = more calories burned = clothes feel better = confidence.

The ideal regime, for most people, with goals to be leaner, stronger, more toned, fitter is:

2-3 strength sessions per week
1 cardio session (2 only when needed)
Plenty of rest around these

Hope this gives you some thought about your own training structure.

What does your training look like? How’s it going? Drop a message and let us know! 🙂

For more great tips and videos, subscribe to our YouTube channel:

Written by Kevin Hurley

Related Posts

Nutrition Knowledge Is Rarely The Problem

Nutrition Knowledge Is Rarely The Problem

Nutrition Ain't About Nutrition. It's About YOU. "What do I need to eat?" Probably the most commonly asked question (to us) when someone decides they're going to get themselves sorted, start afresh, do things right this time. Thing is, everyone knows exactly what to...

Why We Don’t Do “Weight Loss” Calls

Why We Don’t Do “Weight Loss” Calls

Turn Up, Do Your Best, See Your Efforts, Feel Good. We help our members stay accountable using a heart rate monitoring system. We feel this is the best way to keep our people motivated. We don't think the weekly "how has your nutrition been?" accountability call works...

A Little About Our Ethos …..

A Little About Our Ethos …..

Forget Looks. Feeling Is Better, Trust Us. A little bit about our ethos.... We all remember our 20's, possibly 30's, when life was easier. Maybe pre-kids? Single? Less responsibility. Our fitness usually revolved around needing to look good, for the pub at the...


Submit a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *