28 Apr Sweat Means Nothing
I often hear people say “if I don’t sweat, then it wasn’t a good workout”.
Which is interesting–because the last time I checked perspiration wasn’t a measuring stick for quality fitness.
Yes, it’s true, that high intensity workouts do make you sweat more than others, but it means diddly squat(get it? diddly-SQUAT?) in terms of how great the workout is.
Calories Burned is BY FAR the most important indicator of a kick-butt fitness session.
An easy way to track calories burned is to buy any one of those new, funky wrist-gadgets on the market.
Apple watch, Fit bit, a heart rate monitor—are all worthwhile trackers.
Or if you’re broke like me, a typical rule of thumb is roughly 300 calories for every 30 minutes of cross-training exercise. I’m talking squats, sprints, jumps, etc.
So If you’re able to burn 400 calories in 45 minutes and not sweat all that much, that’s much better than a sweatfest where you only burn 100 or 200.
Let’s take it to the next level!