Non-runners rejoice! This fresh approach to exercise and to achieve those perfectly sculpted, lean figures is not cardio, it’s much more of the ‘slow and steady’ mantra.
Experts are now saying that the right type of slow exercise improves heart and lung function as well as building strong muscles, bones and joints, and founder of Roar Fitness Sarah Lindsay says we’re just not all that built to run in the first place.
“I've nothing against cardio if you enjoy it, feel like it is good for your brain or offers thinking time. But you will never get a sculpted look that way. That only comes from lifting heavy weights,” she told Fairfax.
Don’t get too excited though, because you WILL have to work hard. Dr. Azma Masood, director of Rev5 clinic in Windsor, Melbourne also told Fairfax: “To be effective, you have to get to the point of muscle fatigue. My trainer pushes me to the stage where I can't move my muscles any more - even if my life depended on it. Afterwards, you feel spent.”
We'll be taking our cue from Victoria's Secret model Josephine Skriver from now on...