Cardio and Strength Training Workouts for Beginners

It must be assumed that the beginner who is starting with weight training for the first time also wants to improve their health and cardiovascular capacity. Although this will happen simultaneously when only doing weight training, cardio work is still recommended by the experts.

Cardio is a great way to start any work-out with weights as it will warm you up, which immediately solves the possible problem of injury from pressing a weight without warming up correctly. The choice on which cardio apparatus or exercise you select will depend on your genetics and what you enjoy.

From the elliptical machine to the stair climber, treadmill, cycling or Yoga, the choices on which cardio warm-up you do will depend on your own specific taste. This warm-up or cardio should be done for at least 20 minutes so that you are starting to break sweat.

If you have not heard of high intensity interval training (HIIT) then you should take a look online to familiarize yourself with the basic principal on how it works. The reason for doing so will enable you to personally select the resting time you require between sets.

If you are ever in doubt about pushing yourself too hard then check your pulse rate which should not be higher than 75% of your theoretical maximum which is 220 minus your age. If you do this when starting, you will start to get familiar with what it feels like to train with this kind of intensity.

But HIIT should certainly be disregarded when starting to train for the first time. Form or the technique you use for lifting a weight is going to be the foundation on which your muscles will be built. This means that you should take extra care and effort to know exactly how to do the movement.

It needs to be added that drinking 8 glasses of water every 24 hours and eating well balanced meals is required if you want to get healthier and stronger. Your recovery time you give yourself after your workout will also be vitally important to get the results that you want.

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