While there are many avenues of fitness training that I enjoy, the one thing I tend to favor the most is Strength Conditioning or otherwise called Aerobic Conditioning. If you dont know what this is, let me explain. Strength Conditioning is more than just lifting weights or doing steady state cardio. In fact, it encompasses both of those things AND MUCH MORE, such as plyometrics, speed, agility, balance and stamina.
Now I have to say that this type of training is not usually a fan favorite. This is especially true for many of my training clients. Why? Well aerobic condition tends to be one of the toughest forms of training because it challenges your ENTIRE body. It pushes your heart, lungs and muscles to work harder than usual and for this reason, it can be a struggle. HOWEVER, just like anything in life, it DOES get better with time and practice.
Still on the fence about it? Well how about we look at some of the many benefits of what Strength Conditioning can provide:
- Improved stamina
- Increased strength
- Torches body fact and helps increase weight loss (if that is your goal)
- Improves cardiac output (more blood flow= more oxygen being transported within body)
- Boosts overall mood (HELLO ENDORPHINS!)
- Improves Immune System
- Helps Prevent Obesity and illness related to obesity (diabetes, stroke, heart disease, etc)
…And the one thing that I find is best about this form of training is that it can be performed ANYWHERE! At home, in a gym, with or without equipment. You can’t beat that!
So now that I’m hopefully convincing you to give it a try, below are two workouts that are guaranteed to make you work, make you sweat and leave you feeling great. Do them both or just try one and see how you feel. Just remember that at first it may feel tough. Just do your best, take rest when you need it and aim to do better the next time you try it.