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How to approach strength training & cardio workouts….from a Primal point of view.

Strength training


Going for long workouts where you keep lifting weights until you fail, on machines that isolate muscles, using weight that’s too low, with too many repetitions.

(Leaves you feeling the “buzz” but smashed at the same time)

Primal Fact

It is better to go for short high intensity workouts from 10 to 30 minutes a couple of times a week maximum!

Focus on full body workouts to build full body and encourage anti-ageing hormones

Long below maximum strength workouts leave you feeling the “buzz” but drained and

encourage more carbos which, if you are trying to loose weight, you should avoid.

Cardio workouts


The thought that a little is good but more is better and the best way to maintain or lose weight is to burn calories is flawed.

The Australian government recommends xx moderate to intense cardio exercise per week

Primal Fact

Contry to general belief inconsistency with your workouts is actually better.

If you want to go faster over the long term slowing down is the way to go.

Falling into or maintaining a pattern of “chronic cardio” by exercising in the medium too difficult range is stressful and can lead to burnout, increasing how our bodies age and also makes us carbohydrate dependent after the workout.

The important thing is is to emphasize moving consistently and slowly during the day every day.

#health # fitness #fitdad

I am Rod Bucton. This is Sports Adventure

I help busy over 40 year old fathers get fit, lean, strong and get out and play.

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