Running

Swimming!

Another key way to exercise that is often difficult for many people is the opportunity to go swimming and the benefits that it can provide to your overall health. The important benefit of swimming while you exercise and especially after you exercise is the benefits that it can provide to your body post workout. It’s not a proven fact and it could be just a myth, but to most of us we truly believe in the benefits that it provides the human body post workout and especially after weight lifting. If you are like me and try to lift heavy, once you are done its good to have a swim and increase the recovery process for the day after.

Another benefit to swimming is after you go for a long cardio session. If you try to burn as many calories as you can, you know just how much it could hurt you after. But if you go for a swim, not only can you continue to burn off calories and work out your muscles in a different environment, it does increase your recovery just the same as it would if you were to work out with heavy weights, which is a massive benefit for you.

Swimming is also a really good way to keep your fitness levels up that other forms of cardio just cannot do. Swimming takes your entire body to do, and a level of effort that is incredibly large for anyone including professionals. Essentially you are pushing and pulling your entire body weight against gravity itself, which is as difficult as it sounds to anyone. But that’s also why it’s so good for your body. The level of fitness that it can provide you with is unmatched by any other form of cardio, and it’s really good to make sure you start swimming even if you do consider yourself a work out extremist.

Running!

I often talk about the benefits of running for builders for obvious reasons, but one of the ways to exercise that I often do not talk about is weight training. Truthfully, I only shy away from the topic of weight training when it comes to builders is because much of the day is spent lifting heavy objects, and I know personally that I do not want to spend my spare time doing what is essentially the same tasks at work. However, I know a lot of builders that really love to just work out with weights rather than cardio training because they find it more enjoyable, and they feel that they can see results quicker, or at the very least they can feel a different set of results that they are looking for in muscle tone and definition.

Truth is some people just want to be jacked and look like a movie star, even though they are ignorant to not know you could do that simply through jogging and without having to weight train. What I am saying doesn’t mean that weight training is bad however, and in fact is the opposite. Weight training is good for you, but it shouldn’t be done for true fitness. Weight training is to look good while jogging and cardio is to feel good, and there is a major difference, especially as you can automatically look good through years of jogging too.

I will always be an advocate of cardio over weight training when it comes to fitness but that doesn’t mean I will tell people not to train weights because of it. I just want people to learn and understand about the many benefits that jogging, running and other forms of cardio can do for the human body’s health and physique, even if it is not the vogue thing to do right now.