It’s an age-old dispute and one that certainly has no signs of dying down anytime soon; Cardio or Weights? Your stereotypical marathon runners will swear by the adrenaline rush that Cardio brings to the table whilst the bodybuilders will staunchly defend their trusted weights’ rack.
My answer - BOTH! One requires both to achieve the physique and health we all lust after. And what’s more is it is imperative to “mix it up” and challenge one’s self in every session. So for those of you who run endlessly on the treadmill or make sweeping strokes for hours in week on the elliptical, stop!
You’re doing yourself no favors from a fitness viewpoint and what’s more is you’re making yourself more prone to repetitive motion injuries. Every single workout should focus on different muscle groups for eg arms one day, abs and back the next etc and the minutes should be spent with bursts of HIIT Cardio and some weight and resistance training. It’ll ensure you’re body is kept on its toes and that you’re deliciously sore after. My own personal benchmark for a good workout is how sore I am post it. No pain, no gain !
Juggling many roles from physician to writer to pilates instructor to Marketing-PR executive, Dr. Daamini is constantly pushed and inspired to get creative on how to encompass a Retreat into her daily life.