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Should I do Strength Training or Cardio? [video]

Posted by Lake Health Wellness Institute on Jul 8, 2017 4:02:00 PM

Should I focus on strength training or cardio? Which do you do first during a workout? How do I choose a strength-training program? What is high-intensity training? How do I fit cardio into a busy schedule?

Danielle Pape, fitness expert and certified personal trainer at the Lake Health Wellness Institute, has the answers to these common questions and more!



Danielle’s advice

  • Be sure you include strength training in your workout routine because it helps you burn calories even while at rest.
  • Try doing strength training before your cardio during a workout, to make sure you’re not too fatigued to keep good form when working with weights.
  • Don’t overdo cardio. If you do too much cardio, your body goes into a catabolic state where you end up burning lean muscle tissue instead of fat.
  • If you’re tight on time, spread out your cardio throughout the day - it all adds up!

Seek guidance

Group fitness classes are a great place to start building your workout routine. Guidance from an expert plus a supportive environment can help you reach your fitness goals and have fun doing it! Danielle teaches classes weekly at the Lake Health Wellness Institute's fitness studio.

Topics: Fitness, Trainer Tips