Posts in the Category "Cardio"

Steady-State Cardio Ladder

Steady-State Cardio Ladder I don’t think I’m in the minority when I say I find steady-state, machine-based cardio boring. That’s probably a bit of an understatement LOL. For me to get through it, and stay consistent with it, I need ways to keep my mind occupied. Yes, Netflix and Spotify help, but having some variables.. Read more →

Adding progression to cardio in order to prevent boredom

Yesterday, I talked about preventing cardio boredom and presented a “ladder” type workout which allows one to play with some of the variables throughout the workout to keep the mind occupied. Today, I want to continue with that theme-preventing cardio boredom-and discuss another method to keep things interesting. Adding an element or progression, quantification, and.. Read more →

Coach PJ’s minimal equipment metabolic workout

Looking for a super simple (not easy) Metabolic workout which requires minimal equipment? Well, you are in luck. All you’ll need for this workout is your body weight and a heavy set of dumbbells or kettlebells. The featured exercise in this workout is a farmers walk. There is nothing more “functional” than carrying heavy stuff… Read more →

Should you do your cardio in a fasted state?

Should you do your cardio in a fasted state? Occasionally, we get asked whether someone should do their cardio in a fasted or fed state? There’s a belief out there that cardio should be done on an empty. However, the research doesn’t really back this. That said, here’s a recap on a couple of those.. Read more →

Why don’t we use cardio more often?

Cardio! People ask us all the time if they can or should add cardio to their programs. Whether it is a client or a friend, we nearly always say no. It is often followed up with the question, “what do you have against cardio”? To be clear, We have absolutely nothing against cardio. Before we.. Read more →

Correlation between squatting and how fast you can run

I was just going through the June issue of the Journal of Strength & Conditioning Research and came across a study that showed a correlation between squatting and how fast you can run. See below for more. In this study, researchers put seventeen elite level professional soccer players on a 6-week strength training program. They.. Read more →