Before the sun rises, you’re out of bed dressed in your workout clothes. You head outside or to the nearest gym to partake in some early morning cardio to get your blood pumping and your energy levels up. When you’re finished with your routine, whether it’s running, biking, swimming, or any other cardio focused workout, you shower and dress for work, without picking up any free weights or touching a single weight machine. Sound familiar?
We’ve talked about the importance of a healthy diet, and of a generalized workout routine. But now it’s time to talk about why strength training is specifically important to achieving your fitness goals. Everyone has their own favorite gym activities, even if the gym isn’t your favorite place. But it’s important to step outside of your cardio comfort zone and focus on exercises that may not be all that enjoyable to you, like strength training.