Good news has been traveling all over the interwebz lately….a study has shown that 30 minutes of aerobic exercise is just as good as 60 minutes of aerobic exercise!
That means you can get the same results in half the time. That’s twice as good. That’s 30 more minutes you get to sit around and suck at life. Just because the scale didn’t show any additional lost lbs doesn’t mean that extra 30 minutes shouldn’t be spent in the gym. You aren’t that busy. I don’t care who you are, you aren’t 30 minutes away from blowing up the space time continuum due to over scheduling. Go foam roll, hit some planks, and do some strength training for shit’s sake.
It irks me that the news reports of this study says “exercise” as though all exercise was the same. I will continue to say that the best type of exercise YOU can do is the type that YOU like, because otherwise you won’t do it. BUT…YOU should really start liking strength training. Sure, aerobic exercise will help remove fat, but it doesn’t do shit for muscle gain. Muscle gain is more important, because it makes you useful. If you need help carrying out your groceries but you can run 10 miles, you suck. If you think a 20lb weight is “lifting weights” you suck. Even if you are skinny, if you aren’t at least a bit useful…you suck. And I am not saying get to near competitive power lifting numbers either…I have basic “not sucking” guidelines:
Men should be able to deadlift, lap and zercher squat 1.5x their bodyweight, do 8 legit pull-ups, and 20 legit pushups in order to NOT SUCK.
Women should be able to DL, lap and zercher squat their own bodyweight, do 2 legit pull-ups, and 10 legit pushups in order to NOT SUCK.
That’s not being sexist, men are inherently stronger in the weight room. So settle down.
Sorry there isn’t a plan or more info here, but my twitter feed just keeps having more experts repost this article like its good news. It’s not. It will continue to give people excuses to do less. Less is not more.