What Happens When You ONLY Do Cardio

If you’ve been following me for a while you’ve heard me talk about the 5 Components of Fitness. They are the FIVE aspects of fitness that need to be addressed in order to create truly fit and well-rounded body, and they are:

  1. Cardiovascular Fitness (AKA “Cardio”)
  2. Muscular Strength
  3. Muscular Endurance
  4. Flexibility
  5. Body Composition

I talk a ton about strength training. In particular, I am most often referring to number 2 above, which addresses the category of strength. The reason strength training is so important is because it is literally the foundation to everything that you do and it influences every other component on the list above.

“Cardio” is the other component and fitness activity that gets tons of airtime, and rightfully so. Cardio is important for promoting heart health, improving fitness and burning fat.

The problem is that many people lean on cardio for “burning fat” and the truth is, that’s the last reason to do cardio. In fact, most people are doing too much cardio at totally ineffective intensity levels.

So this week we are talking about what happens to your body when you all you do it cardio to get in shape!

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As always, I’d love to hear from you. What kind of cardio are you doing? Are you balancing it with weekly strength workout?

Please share your thoughts in the Comments section below!

5 replies
  1. Liz
    Liz says:

    Hi Holly! I LOVE your book, SSS dvd, and baladea system. Can you recommend an effective way to integrate these three workout types into an effective and appropriate fitness regime?

    Thanks!

    Reply
  2. donna west
    donna west says:

    hello Holly,
    I started strength training for a few months now, I noticed I lost
    inched in my thighs. My goal it to lose the cellulite, I am not heavy about 10 lbs over weight. I am 4’11” 133lb.
    can you give me some advice how I go about my goal.
    thank you in advance

    Reply
  3. Shirley
    Shirley says:

    Hi Holly!!

    So true! Once I began strength training, my cardio became better. My legs were stronger and I could actually jog. It’s amaxing what strength training does for your body!! Holly you’re the best!

    Reply
  4. Dana
    Dana says:

    Thanks for the tips Holly. Over the last few years I have focused more on strength training, but I am currently training for a half and am much more focused on cardio. I can see differences in composition, but have been working on keeping weight training in my routine.

    Reply
    • Holly Perkins
      Holly Perkins says:

      That’s AMAZING Dana! Make sure you are getting enough fuel from carbs in your diet and keep doing your strength training too. =)

      Reply

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