Strength Focused NOT Cardio Focused
Provided you’re on track with your nutrition – that is, you’re sustaining a moderate calorie deficit and consuming plenty of protein – as the weeks roll by, you’ll steadily burn away unwanted body fat to reveal a new body shape – “leaner” and more “toned” 💪
Creating this new shape is the PRIMARY purpose of our Training Strategy – which, as you know, will be almost entirely strength-training focused – and NOT cardio focused. Here’s why …
1️⃣ STRENGTH TRAINING PRESERVES MUSCLE – in a calorie deficit, our muscles are in danger of being broken down and utilised as fuel. Strength training safeguards against this by giving our body a STRONG message to burn body fat instead of muscle.
2️⃣ STRENGTH TRAINING RESHAPES OUR BODY – cardio DOES NOT change our body shape – getting stronger does! Lifting weights allows us to sculpt & tone our body in a way that other types of exercise simply can’t match.
“What about cardio!?” I hear you cry! 😂 Well, since we can create a calorie deficit through nutrition alone, cardio DOES NOT need to play a role in our training plan. This means that, whilst a fantastic tool for promoting heart health, cardio is supplementary to our fat-loss journey – and NOT fundamental.
That said, if you enjoy cardio – or you’re struggling to stick to your weekly calorie budget – then cool, it might make sense to sneak some into our plan 🙌