I’ve always been the person to advocate for cardio versus strength training. I mean, I burn more calories doing cardio, right?
So now that I have an awesome Polar Heart Rate Monitor, I was able to see how many calories I burned while I was doing my strength training on Thursday evening. My strength training does end up being kind of cardio-esque with doing push ups and other fun things. But, after 30 minutes of strength training I had burned:
I had really surprised myself with that and it makes me happy because now I know days that I just DON’T WANT TO DO CARDIO, I can push myself even MORE with strength training. I really enjoy the strength training, actually. I think because I have a very short attention span, so I can pick four things to do and do three sets of the 4 and then move to a new round of “stuff.”
So, I wrote a post earlier this week about switching my actual gym location. And I have and you know what? I am absolutely loving it! Want to know why? Do ya?
I think there is a lot to be said about the ambiance in a gym. I know that sounds crazy. I actually like that I don’t know a single person in my gym now and can just go in and get down to business. At the previous locale, I knew everyone so it ended up dragging my workout out or worse, being a distraction. I love that whether I am on a cardio machine or lifting weights, I can look outside and enjoy the view of downtown St. Paul. It is wonderful.
What do you think? Am I crazy to be concerned about the ambiance at my gym? Does that matter to you?