Combine Resistance Training and Cardio for Maximum Results
What Type of Excercise Should I Do?
Should I do a cardio routine, or should I do a resistance routine to get fit? My answer is YES!
My Fitness Journey
In fitness, as in life, we gain more, not from having reached the destination, but from the journey to get there. If you’ve read the “About Me” Section of this blog, you’ve read about parts of my journey. I let myself go over the years, but it wasn’t just laziness on my part, it was also a lack of understanding of my own body. To give you a little history of my weight problem, lets back up to the days before P90X and Beachbody. I used to workout regularly, but my nutrition sucked, so that soon after I would experience some progress in getting back in shape, I would soon hit a plateau and then get discouraged, and soon quit trying. The weight would go back up and with some extra pounds. The weight slowly over time creeped higher and higher, I would come home from work in the afternoons and just sit on the couch from doing no physical activity. I would catch myself dozing off at traffic lights, it was really getting bad.
I loved P90X, it was the program I had the most success with, but after 4 rounds, I was ready for some variety. I did a round of Insanity, but I’m not a pure cardio kind of guy. I really like the strength building aspects of resistance training. Now along comes P90X2. THIS is what I’ve been waiting for! Tony Horton and the kids have returned with an all new workout X-style. Tony’s a great guy. I got the opportunity to meet him in Las Vegas in June of 2012. When I showed him my before-and-after shots and told him that he and P90X had helped me to lose 80 pounds, not only did he congratulate me, but he yelled it out to a ballroom full of other Beachbody Coaches. What a guy.