Why do All Three?

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Do all three: The best and most effective weight loss is to do all three, cardio, weight training or resistance, and stretching. Not to worry, you won't have to do all three an hour each every day. There are different types of schedules accordingly to each goal. It all depends on what your goals are.

Why why why! DO I HAVE To lift when I run? ISN”T That ENOUGH!!!
I don’t want to Weight Train because I’m going to look like a MAN!
I don’t FEEL like STRECTCHING so I’m going to skip it! There’s nothing special about stretching anyways!
I LIFT enough weights I DO NOT have to do cardio! MAN I just Hate RUNNING!
Do these thoughts sound familiar to you?? I know I have thought these more than ONCE!
Well keep in mind cardio, Weight training, and Stretching are all important! WHY?? WHY?? WHY?? WELL … Here are some information..

Benefits of cardio
As a result of increased cardiovascular fitness the following effects on health may be observed: -
- Reduced risk of heart disease
- Reduced risk of strokes
- Favorable Cholesterol Levels (Low Low Density Lipoprotein and High levels of High Density Lipoproteins)
- Reduced risk of blood clots
- Blood pressure maintained at a healthy level
- Reduced stress and depression
- Increased ability to manage weight

BBenefits of strength Training
  • · protects bone health and muscle mass.
  • · Makes you stronger and fitter
  • · Helps you develop better body mechanics
  • · Plays a role in disease prevention.
  • · Boosts energy levels and improves your mood.
  • · Translates to more calories burned.
Read more in details HERE

Benefits in stretching
  • Reduced muscle tension
  • Increased range of movement in the joints
  • Enhanced muscular coordination
  • Increased circulation of the blood to various parts of the body
  • Increased energy levels (resulting from increased circulation)

Try to Fit all THREE in your workout routine! By doing so you’ll only gain the benefits and enhance your fitness performance.

Need a little guidance? a little support buddy? Feel free to contact me. Peelejennifer@yahoo.com 

Jennifer Peele
A Mother's Fitness2love
Helping others find a love for fitness.


  1. Jennifer,

    Once again very interesting and informative! I've been struggling and wondering about what to do with weights and cardio for awhile. Thanks to you and Frank I'm beginning a different routine starting tomorrow in addition to my kickboxing.

    Can't wait!

    Enjoy your weekend!

    - D

    1. What is the different routine? will you be kickboxing with light weights?

  2. Jen,

    Jan 1st I made a promise to myself to attend kickboxing 2xs per week and I've made that happen. I was also attending the gym throughout the entire month of January with extra cardio that stopped. Now its time to get really serious.

    I have added light/moderate weights, following what Fitness Frank had suggested the push/pull/legs split. I really like the concept because you work out many muscles at once. Based upon his suggestions coupled with a little research, yesterday I put together a push routine, which I will evenutally share with our readers. Felt good. Today is going to be the pull day. Extra cardio is a must.

    I have to be honest I could play in the gym all day with the weights, but I dislike cardio so much. I say that all the time in kickboxing as well. I could punch and kick all night and here lies my mistake, conditioning and cardio are extremely vital. I also prefer to run or be outside for cardio. So, I am practicing and giving it my all to become as perfect and comfortable as I can be.

    Only way to do it is to follow through and stay motivated!

    Have a good Sunday and stay tuned for my updates and results.



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