In this week’s episode of “The Discover Strength Podcast” we continue our multi-part series featuring trainers from all the Discover Strength locations. In this series, which will air over the next few months, we talk about some of the most important things all of our new clients should know. These topics are also a great reminder for clients who’ve trained with Discover Strength for years, and serve as the foundation of the “Why” behind the “How” of what we do.
This week, Tyler Zolczynski (Exercise physiologist from our St. Louis Park location) and I discuss how resistance training can impact your cardiovascular health and positively impact bone density.
It’s long been assumed that the only way to improve cardiovascular health is through traditional steady state “cardio”. However, research has continued to mount in the recent decades which shows all the benefits attributed to traditional steady state cardio exercise, can be elucidated through resistance training. With the added benefit of adding additional lean muscle mass, which brings with it a whole host of other positive physiological changes. Tyler and I discuss some of these benefits resistance training has to offer.
We also discuss the common dogma that older individuals and those who are prone to, or are currently undergoing the effects of osteoporosis should avoid lifting heavy things, and instead focus on light weights and water exercises. We discuss why this idea is simply not supported by the evidence and in fact may be highly counter productive. Instead we offer evidence based resistance training recommendations for individuals struggling with bone density. Scientific interventions that have been shown too slow, stop, and even reverse bone loss.
I encourage you to take notes, and share this episode with all your friends who think cardio is the only way to keep heart healthy, or those who worry that their bones are too fragile to lift weights anymore.
Let’s show everyone that you can work harder and smarter just 2x/week for 30 minutes and get the same or even better results with a “Discover Strength Style” approach to your resistance training routine.
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