Hey Joe, are you going to do a recap of your challenge? I’m hoping you do an overview of what you did, what you changed and why, what you thought worked well etc. I’m particularly interested in the cardio component, how important do you think it is, what did you do etc. I don’t do cardio at all and wanted to have a bit of a plan and copy you basically
I’ve always linked cardio to fat loss and never really thought about it from a health perspective and benefits it could provide on top of fat loss (sounds stupid now I say it out loud). I think because I’ve always trained well in the gym I’ve assumed that’s enough and I don’t need cardio, plus I never really like doing cardio so was an easy argument with myself!
you mentioned doing 20 minutes first up, but I train then. when would you prefer the timing for cardio if not first thing in the morning? Does it matter, and do I have to take into account around meal timing, as in a couple hours post meal?
And would you program it, am I trying to go for longer – 20 minutes, 30 minutes, 40 minutes over time. Or can it be getting faster and further in the same amount of time. Like a stationary bike, 20 minutes at level x and distance Y and progress both of those over sessions…is 20 minutes a starting point or is that all we really need….or does progression not matter for cardio as long as a steady state for 20 minutes every day?