Personal trainer: Kunal Jhaveri, a strength & conditioning coach and trainer for 9 years, with a Degree in Kinesiology/ Exercise Science. CEO and owner of Bear Grips.
Should you mix strength with cardio every day?
If you are looking for a complete workout, having exercises for both strength and cardio is the most efficient. However, if you are looking to accomplish something specific (build muscle, lose weight, etc.) it would be much more efficient to focus on that particular area.
Should you do cardio one day followed by strength the next?
When working out for strength, it is ideal to put some amount of cardio in your workout. For example, you can use cardio only as a warm up and/or cooldown with a quick run. But yes, switching the focus of your workouts each day can help you workout your entire body by the end of the week with more focused (and therefore more efficient) workouts.
Should you focus more on cardio or more on strength?
It depends on what you want to achieve. If you want to gain more resistance or to gain speed it would be better to focus on cardio. If you want to strengthen your grip or build muscle it would be better to focus on strength. If you’re not sure what you want to accomplish it would be better to have complete workouts that include both strength and cardio.
What are the best mixes for various results (weight loss/toning/building muscle)?
If you want to lose weight, focus mostly on cardio but don’t completely disregard weights. You could do cardio 3 times a week and strength 2 times a week, or you could do a workout that includes both even if focusing mostly on cardio and only doing 1-2 exercises related to strength.
If you want to tone or build muscle focus on strength. You can do 3 strength focused workouts a week and cardio focused 2 times a week. Always use cardio as a warm up so you don’t injure yourself when working strength.
If you want to workout more than 5 times a week make sure to give yourself at least one rest day a week where you either don’t work out at all or only do a calm workout.
Contact Person Name: Kunal Jhaveri
Company Name: Bear Grips
Address: 484 Lowell Street, Ste B3, Peabody, MA 01960
Phone: (978) 817-2883