The Difference Between High-Intensity Cardio and Strength Training

High intensity workouts have become the goto form of exercise for many people today. For those who are not yet familiar with this type of exercise are short bursts of high intensity exercise followed by periods that allow the body to recover. It is important to understand that the two phases are equally important. The question we are addressing here is the difference between high intensity cardio and weight training at high intensity, and what each brings to the table in terms of overall health and fitness.

It might be useful to point out that humanity has evolved from the use of high intensity activity followed by periods of rest. This came from the fight or flight need was essential to the survival of our ancestors. For countless generations in these times of high intensity followed by periods of rest and recovery, it is the way our bodies became genetically wired. So when do low intensity cardio for long periods of time, a marathon, for example, are contrary to the way they were built throughout human history.

In many ways, it was found that the formation of high-intensity strength is more in tune with how we were genetically cable. It would be like having to run to hunt to feed the tribe, and then have the strength to eventually dominate the game that has been captured. Training appropriate to the way our ancestors did would some high intensity cardio followed by strength training high intensity and rest periods when needed.

So what can we expect to gain from these two types of training? They have similar benefits. They release the hormones adrenaline and adrenaline, and they are important for the emptying of glucose by muscles, which can be used as fuel. This will result in an increase in insulin sensitivity and reverse the effects of metabolic syndrome. We both aerobic intense and intense strength training.

The main difference between them is the difference in muscle fatigue. This muscle exhaustion is important because it causes the release of myokines. This is a type of chemical messenger that is anti-inflammatory and an increase in insulin sensitivity, increase glucose utilization in muscle. Obviously, they have very specific effects on inflammation, systemic body composition and reduce the risk of chronic disease. When we impose the muscles to the extent that we believe that the actual muscle fatigue, we have a lot of benefits from it, with the caveat that these muscles are given the adequate recovery time.

So when we go to the gym and see someone on a bicycle pedaling gently sloping away for a long period of time by reading a book or watching TV, what they do is better than staying sitting on the couch watching television. They better cut their training at a small fraction of the time they put in and do 20 to 30 seconds, then bursts followed by short periods of rest. If they were to end up doing strength training taxes the muscles really have the perfect formula for a really healthy workout

The Difference Between High-Intensity Cardio and Strength Training

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