Beating the Cardio Conondrum
“If you’re doing cardio workouts, it can take as long as 4 months before you begin to notice shapely muscle where a mound of fat used to be,” said Kara Gallagher, Ph.D, CEO of Mohr Results, a nutrition and fitness company based in Louisville, in a recent article for Prevention magazine.
“But lifting weights can cut that time in half.” Half the time to notice any type of results? I’d say that’s pretty significant. Speaking as a former cardio-holic myself, I have come to appreciate what a little bit of weight lifting can do for your figure.
I’m not suggesting you hit the bench press with the oddly tan and gross-looking body builders. But, venture over to the free weights area and pick up the lighter dumbbells and do some arm raises or bicep curls. Just try it, you’ll be glad later.