Aerobic Development for Strength Athletes
Steady state aerobic training. It’s kind of the red-headed step child of the fitness realm. In the past few years aerobic work, or “cardio”, has been vilified due to misconstrued understanding of research and the rising trend of “HIIT” (high intensity interval training) and other gut-busting activities designed to better condition you. Who wants to spend 30 minutes sucking wind when you could supposedly accomplish the same thing with a 4 minute circuit?
But what if I told you without a well-developed aerobic system, fuel for your muscles can’t be regenerated as quickly, causing your performance to suffer, power output to significantly decrease and no matter how strong you are, you won’t have the energy to harness all of your strength.
The terms “cardio” and “conditioning” are oftentimes thrown around interchangeably without much solid understanding of what either really mean…