There are some conflicting opinions about high-intensity cardio workouts vs. slow-and-steady cardio. The issue surrounds whether one type will show you the best/fastest results.
My belief (as I’ve stated about a lot of different workout and eating topics) is that moderation and good common sense goes a long way! I believe that both types (high-intensity, steady) benefit your health/physique results in different ways.
Low intensity, longer duration training can build endurance and is actually a highly effective method for weight loss which seems counter intuitive).
High endurance cardio, is good at shocking your system, for quick results, but should only be done twice a week, or you run a risk of over training plateau’s or injury.
Before you start high intensity workouts, you should have a base of exercise work. This allows your training to be safe. In other words, don’t begin high intensity training without having been in the ‘workout game’ for a while (and getting your doctor’s approval if you’ve had issues).
8/21/10- Saturday Workout:
Recumbent bike- 30 minutes
8/21/10- Saturday Food Diary:
Organic steel cut oats, 2 tbls blueberries( 165 cal)
1 cup egg whites, 1 cup spinach, 1/3 cup spaghetti squash ( 120 cal)
5 cherry tomatoes( 26 cal)
4 oz. Mahi Mahi( 100 cal)
Salad- 1 cup organic spinach, 2 tbls wheat berries, 3 asparagus, 1/4 cup broccoli slaw, 1 orange sweet pepper (80 cal)
1 cup cauliflower (38 cal)
1 greek yogurt (80 cal)
2 oz chicken ( 75 cal)
5 oz salmon(365 cal)
1 cup brocolli/onions ( 35 cal)
1 cup brown rice (121 cal)
homemade popcorn (90 cal)
TOTAL CALORIES: 1305