This is a unique blog post I wanted to share with you, more of a philosophical one, and it’s something I’ve been integrating in with my cardio time for the past several weeks. I’m calling this concept ‘Learn While You Burn.’ The idea is to use your card time wisely in gaining knowledge in areas that you are pursuing and wish to become great in.
Like most people, I used to listen to music during my cardio time. And that especially made sense for me since many of you know I’m a musician and small-time recording artist (I released my first album, Apocalyptic Dreams, a metal instrumental, in 2013; I’m currently hoping to have another release by the end of this year). However, I have some personal goals I want to accomplish.
I’m currently listening to an audio series catered to learning some of the habits of successful people. This is Tai Lopez’s 67 Steps. This is to help my with my business ventures. And I’m also listening to and watching Thai with Mod’s YouTube channel as I’m learning the Thai language. So my cardio time is the perfect time for this. I have a solid 30 minutes or so to focus on these and gain knowledge.
So my post is simple. I’m just encouraging you to think about this and how you can use your cardio time wisely. Now I know if you’re doing high intense sessions you may indeed need music to drive you, and that’s fine. I’m not saying you should or shouldn’t listen to music during cardio. I’m just giving you some thoughts on what I’ve been doing and how it’s helping me.
As promised, here’s my leg workout from this morning. I hit legs before cardio (my usual routine).
→ Leg Press: 10 sets x 15-20 reps
→ Plate-Loaded Squats: 5 sets x 10 reps
→ Seated Leg Curls: 5 sets x 12 reps
→ Leg Extensions: 5 sets x 12 reps
→ Hammer Strength Leg Curls: 3 sets x 12 reps
→ Cardio: Incline/Treadmill for 30 minutes
This was indeed a brutal leg workout! For leg press, the first six sets were with a regular foot stance while the last four sets were done with my feet closer together. Everything else was fairly typical and I used straight sets. The goal today was reps and volume. And I can already tell I’m gonna be sore!
Train with Passion,