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!