published in Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise showed
that resistance training – even without doing any cardio – will strengthen the
heart and help prevent a heart attack and stroke.
looked at data from 12,591 men and woman who came into the Cooper Clinic for at
least two preventive health screenings between 1987 and 2006.
found that a little resistance training can go a long way! The research showed that even one
resistance training session per week cut peoples’ risk of heart disease and
dying from a cardiovascular event by 40 – 70 percent – even if they did not get
the recommended amount of cardiovascular exercise.
Bottom line –
do NOT skip your cardio workouts but make sure you get at least one strength
training session per week in!