A new article all about conditioning and endurance exercise has been put on Breaking Muscle.
It’s too bad that running a marathon is still looked at by many as the epitome of fitness. Even the man who popularized running, Kenneth Cooper, later in his life said that if you run more than five miles a week you’re doing it for reasons other than your health. Plus, it’s never made sense to me why you needed an expensive piece of machinery (treadmills, stair climbers, and stationary bikes) to mimic what can be easier done outdoors.
I know I’m probably preaching to the choir for the most part here. But that’s not all. I don’t really do HIIT, Tabata intervals, or metabolic conditioning workouts either. GASP!
There are five reasons for this:
1. Strength Trumps All
2. Anaerobic vs. Aerobic
3. Foundation of Conditioning