Turn your weight training into cardio training

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Ideas on how to turn ordinary weight training exercise into cardio training that build strength and burn fat at the same time.

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Turn your weight training into cardio training:

Turn your weight training into cardio training -Is It Possible?

Most fitness buffs, weekend warriors, or anyone trying to get in shape or lose body fat, :

Most fitness buffs, weekend warriors, or anyone trying to get in shape or lose body fat,

consider it a fact that they need "cardio" exercise to accomplish these goals. :

consider it a fact that they need "cardio" exercise to accomplish these goals.

They would never even question it.:

They would never even question it.

Most people would consider cardio to be pumping away mindlessly:

Most people would consider cardio to be pumping away mindlessly

on a treadmill, riding a stationary bike, or coasting on an elliptical machine. :

on a treadmill, riding a stationary bike, or coasting on an elliptical machine .

This is what we call as "traditional cardio".:

This is what we call as "traditional cardio" .

No wonder majority people get bored with their workouts :

N o wonder majority people get bored with their workouts

And eventually give up after a couple of months without seeing results. :

And eventually give up after a couple of months without seeing results.

But if you look closer, :

But if you look closer,

"cardio" exercise can be considered as any type of exercise or activity:

"cardio" exercise can be considered as any type of exercise or activity

that strengthens the cardiovascular system. :

that strengthens the cardiovascular system .

To keep it simple, :

To keep it simple,

if it gets your heart pumping, and gets you huffin and puffin, it's cardio.:

if it gets your heart pumpin g , and gets you huffin and puffin , it's cardio.

No matter you're holding dumbbells or a barbell:

No matter you're holding dumbbells or a barbell

and everyone calls it a weight training exercise...:

and everyone calls it a weight training exercise...

it's still conditioning your heart.:

it's still conditioning your heart .

Let's take a look at a couple examples. :

Let's take a look at a couple examples.

Take a barbell clean & press for example, :

Take a barbell clean & press for example,

which involves lifting a barbell from the floor up to shoulders, then push pressing overhead. :

which involves lifting a barbell from the floor up to shoulders, then push pressing overhead.

It doesn't matter if you're not lifting 250 lbs;:

I t doesn't matter if you're not lifting 250 lbs;

if 45 lbs is challenging to you, then you will still benefit just as much. :

if 45 lbs is challenging to you, then you will still benefit just as much.

At first glance, most people think of the barbell Clean & Press only as a weight training exercise. :

At first glance, most people think of the barbell C lean & P ress only as a weight training exercise.

However, we challenge you to do a hard set of around 10-15 reps on the C&P.:

However, we challenge you to do a hard set of around 10-15 reps on the C&P.

If you used a challenging enough weight, what you'll find is that your heart rate is probably up to about 80-90% of your recommended max, :

If you used a challenging enough weight, what you'll find is that your heart rate is probably up to about 80-90% of your recommended max,

and you are huffing and puffing like you just ran a 100-meter sprint.:

and you are huffing and puffing like you just ran a 100-meter sprint .

Want to try something else?:

Want to try something else?

Try the same thing for a set of 20 reps of one-arm snatches or swings with each arm with a kettleball or dumbbell.:

Try the same thing for a set of 20 reps of one-arm snatches or swings with each arm with a kettleball or dumbbell .

How about trying 5 minutes straight of bodyweight squats, lunges, and pushups with very little rest?:

How about trying 5 minutes straight of bodyweight squats, lunges, and pushups with very little rest ?

Notice your heart pounding, sweat pouring off of you, and chest heaving for breaths!:

N otice your heart pounding, sweat pouring off of you, and chest heaving for breaths!

Try and tell me you're not conditioning your heart with this style of training! :

Try and tell me you're not conditioning your heart with this style of training !

Conventional thinking says that these are weight training. :

Conventional thinking says that these are weight training.

However, they are fullfilling your cardio workout needs as well.:

However, they are fullfilling your cardio workout needs as well .

Not only do you save time, but you strengthen and condition almost every muscle in your entire body with these full body exercises :

Not only do you save time , but you strengthen and condition almost every muscle in your entire body with these full body exercises

if you do them with enough intensity. :

if you do them with enough intensity.

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