Yes, yes, yes!!! Great article with good to know information about strength training.
I was that “cardio friend”. There is something about sweating and moving that makes you feel like you’re doing 100%. But, there’s nothing like the strength you feel once you start lifting and pumping iron.
Maybe because I felt like I still had a bunch of fat overcrowding my barely there muscles- that’s why I was always in cardio mode. I didn’t feel worthy of hitting the weights to lean and tone up.
Now I love it and will continue doing it. I get it now, why strength training is important. I understand now when they say lift weights 3x a week and cardio the other 3, alternating of course.
Since I’ve started Chalean Extreme, I’ve noticed little changes especially in my lower body. My smaller jeans are fitting much better in the booty. My mid section, ugh…that’s another story. My upper body, getting there. Arms are feeling stronger, face is slimming down, shoulders are shaping up. I can do push ups now w/out using my knees (big grin)!
My nutrition? Well, that’s still an on going battle that I am determined to win.