is the answer to most questions.
Strength Training is the key to your overall fitness!
(and you're likely not doing enough)
(A Public Service Announcement from Rebirth Founder Julian)
Sorry to you cardio princes and princesses out there, but if you want to transform your body to be a lean, mean metabolic machine... strength training is a MUST.
Why is strength more important than hanging out on the elliptical?
If you like distance running, by all means, have at it. Exercise should be fun. It should be a stress relief and enjoyable (in a sick and twisted way). Just the same for yoga, pilates, walking, prancersizing(?). These are all great ways to be active, improve core function, flexibility, stress management, etc...
But, if you are looking to transform your body, these are not the most effective ways. Strength training is!
When we exercise, our body has a few different options on where to get energy from:
Glycogen (stored sugars in the muscle and liver)
Readily available sugars in the blood stream