Why Cardio is Out and Strength is In

Why Cardio is Out and Strength is In

This is blasphemous coming from a triathlon coach where the very thing we seek is to swim bike and run faster – all of which is cardio!

But I’m talking about strength training from a different lens.

We used to think that if we wanted to lose fat, we had to run a lot, or at least load up on some kind of cardio.

Weightlifting, we were told, wasn’t so good for losing weight. It just makes you bigger & bulkier, right?

Well, now we know that’s just not true. Science shows that strength training is more effective than cardio if you’re trying to lose fat.

It also produces a range of other super-important health benefits that everyone needs, especially triathletes.

And, no, ladies – LIFTING WEIGHTS WILL NOT TURN YOU INTO THE INCREDIBLE HULK. We promise. Even 25-year-old guys who want huge muscles have to lift a ton of weight for a long time to get them. And that’s not what we’re talking about here.

The secret to weight training is this: Unlike swimming, biking and running, it burns calories long after you’re done lifting.

It raises your metabolic rate, burning more fat than cardio alone can do.

Strength training also:

  • Prevents injury
  • Makes shapelier, sexier bodies
  • Improves sleep
  • Builds stronger bones
  • Improves posture
  • Boosts energy, mood and confidence

This doesn’t mean you shouldn’t do your endurance training too!

Swim, Bike, Run to your heart’s content (pun intended). 

But if you’ve been shy about lifting weights, don’t be.

Let us show you how powerful you are – and how powerful strength training is to reach your performance and weight-loss goals.

Strength is included as part of my Signature 16 Week Triathlon Transformation Program, which focuses on you as an individual; your form, technique, strength, fueling, and mindset.

Through video analysis, metabolic testing, holistic lifestyle coaching, and a supportive community, you will achieve all your triathlon dreams and goals to get faster in less time than with other training programs.

Ignite your triathlon journey.

Schedule your FREE Triathlon Breakthrough Session and let’s talk about your triathlon goals!

Erinne Guthrie is a USA Triathlon Level II Certified Coach since 1999 and Chief Motivating Officer at Full Circle Coaching, LLC since 2010. Creator of the 16 week Triathlon Transformation. She has been training, racing and coaching triathletes since 1997.  She is also a CHEK Holistic Lifestyle Coach Level 3, USMS Master’s Swim Coach, Motivational Speaker, Metabolic Efficiency Specialist, Mom, Mermaid and much much more.

1 Comment

  • Jesse Jimenez Posted October 22, 2023 5:34 pm

    Thank you for that. Will get to them gym more often!

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