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How Much Cardio Should I Be Doing?

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If you really want my opinion on cardio, I’ll tell ya…IT SUCKS!


SO, how much should YOU do? Well, again, I ask. What are your goals?

You should do the exact amount necessary to accomplish the goal you’re doing this cardio for in the first place, but not so much that it has a negative impact on any other goals you may also have.

Unfortunately, once again, there is no EXACT answer that fits everyone. Why? Because what constitutes “too much cardio” will vary from person to person based on everything from individual work capacity and recovery capabilities to sleep, stress and age.

I can tell you that if everything seems to be going well and you feel pretty good, keep on doing what you’re doing. On the other hand, if you’re starting to feel like crap and weight training performance isn’t going well and you have maybe plateaued,  I’d take that as a sign that it’s time to adjust and reduce something somewhere. I’d suggest less cardio and more strength training.


See, with cardio, you will burn fat BUT once you have finished your workout, the fat burning is DONE. With strength training, you may not feel as sweaty, (but if you remember in Day 3’s episode Sweat is just water and doesn’t have much to do with burning fat) but you will definitely be burning fat for at least 24 hours after a strength training workout. Strength training gives our metabolism a boost because muscle burns more calories, even at rest.

If you want to be lean, muscular, and healthy, then you want to do at least a few hours of resistance training per week and do just enough cardio to reach your goals but not more.

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Hey there, I'm Melanie. I help women DITCH THE DIET MENTALITY and reclaim their health through mindful eating, hormone balancing, stress management, and digestive healing.

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