Hi My Friends, this is a kind of workout I do in my rest from workout days 🙂 I know it sounds odd, but I am so addicted to exercise that in my rest days I must stay active in some way. Usually I go for a long walk and shopping – I like to buy fruit and veggies from the open market and I walk and bring foods by myself (when you walk weighted this is called Farmers walk exercise). This may not be applicable to anybody because globalization is everywhere and you may not have access to walkable distance shops.
In Bulgaria mall culture came 5-6 years ago and many people like to go with a car and do weekly shopping. I prefer to buy my food daily and this is a kind of activity I like a lot 🙂
Back to the workout – this is improvisation; I have no written exercises in advance. Warm up all joints before starting. Bellow the video read about the benefits from such low intensity cardio workouts.
Steady state cardio helps me when I have muscles sore. When we exercise there is metabolic garbage after (sorry about the poor explanation, but I don’t know the right English words, but I think you can get the idea anyway). If you increase blood circulation this helps the body to throw the garbage out. Increased blood circulation brings more oxygen to the body – this is vital and you may experience the benefits right after workout – you feel good and with more energy. Steady state cardio also increases aerobic capacity which means more oxygen even when you rest.
I like high intensity interval aerobics too – it develops stronger heart but you need steady state (low impact) cardio too. No one method is superior then other. They all have place in your physical activity.
Question of the day
Do you like low impact cardio or do you prefer HIIT (high intensity interval training), and why?
Rumi: I don’t like steady state too much cause it seems not so effective (which is not true, just seems), that’s why I do it in rest days. I like HIIT because I hate it while doing it LOL.