Wednesday April 30, 2014
I see a lot of cardio bashing online, on Instagram & other places. Unfortunately I see a lot from my fellow weight lovers & a lot from CrossFit lovers too.
I do wish people would understand that what works for them may not for others. PLUS many are younger & if you are lucky enough to have a good metabolism, maybe you don’t have to do as much cardio .. OR maybe you eat super super super clean OR maybe you have a super active lifestyle or job that burns more calories than others.
I don’t know but I do know that I had to do cardio when I was young & I have to do it now – even as much as I weight train AND eat pretty decently – not perfect but a lot cleaner than many. I also include HIIT & intervals in my cardio & I still do more than many that are not training for something or are racers or competitors.
We all have different bodies so just because you don’t have to do more cardio does not mean they another person is the same as you.
PLEASE don’t bash before you know more about the person.
Not only the above, but we have people that love to run & race, we have triathletes, we have cyclists & more that do a lot of cardio. This DOES NOT MEAN that they don’t cross train or do resistance training or do yoga. I know many that do it all!
Of course we have the ones that over train & do nothing but cardio – that was ingrained in me when I was young but luckily I fell in love with weights! I still had to do more cardio than most for my age to stay looking the way I WANTED TO LOOK – that is what it is all about – what is right for you.
As we age, it gets even harder. I read a lot from the 40+ group that are experiencing what I did in my late 40’s which is nothing compared to what happened to me in my 50’s – again, this is my experience – but I do read from many that the 50’s were when it really started to hit them hard – the hormones & how they effect the body.
Either way – I had to do cardio when I was young & I have to do it now – at a much higher intensity for my age to be honest with you all! I eat very well, I weight train, I stretch & all that good stuff & I still have to do quite a bit of cardio.
All I am asking is for some understanding from those that don’t have to do as much as others.. I quite honestly am tired of it.. YUP, saying it – tired of it!
I WILL END THOUGH WITH THIS: I get that we all have our own things that work for us. If less cardio works for you, I am happy for you!!! I REALLY AM cause not a cardio fan. BUT, if you write posts, it would be great to include that some may need more cardio than others & we each have to find what works for us.
So, what are your feeling on this? Do you have to do more cardio than others whether you are young or older?