Weightlifting IS cardio.

Breaking down the myth that there’s cardio and that there’s weightlifting.

What about cardio? What did you do for cardio?

What is cardio?

My AppleWatch regularly tells me that my heart rate is between 150 and 160 beats per minute while weightlifting. This is well within the target heart rate of activities people think of more traditionally as “cardio.”

But what about…?

But cardio is better for your heart and your health, right?

Cardio for weight loss and weight lifting to gain muscle, right?

It doesn’t really matter if you’re consistent, right?

But cardio burns more calories than weightlifting, right?


BS Math & Masters in Public Policy, Cal Poly. JD, Georgetown. Minimalism, digital nomadism, reading, eating well, exercise, good coffee and conversation, LVT.

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