Tag: Cardio

Cardio vs weights: the big debate

FEATURE IN SPORT MAGAZINE.   Expert trainer and owner of W10 Performance gym Jean-Claude Vacassin on an age-old debate in fitness. Plus, part three of his four-week back to fitness guide.   I f there’s one discussion in fitness that’s guaranteed to get people hot under the collar, it’s the cardio-versus-weights training debate.   Some […]

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The issue of cardio has become a hotly debated area in recent times.  It’s becoming increasingly confusing.  Should we, shouldn’t we, how much should or shouldn’t we?  Traditional steady state cardio has had some bad press in recent times with everyone turning to interval training, but is this an entirely warranted shift? People generally do […]

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Today was penciled in as a rest day from training today but I a felt good this morning and had something to give so decided to get some impromptu conditioning in. Here’s what I did for those who could do with some Sunday inspiration: 2km run to gym W10 movement prep sequence 1km row (kept […]

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The recent u-turn (temporary diversion) in my own training approach (my own programme, not my entire professional ethos) has led to some pretty interesting insights.  Now I’m certainly no endurance ‘athlete’ and I don’t envisage that I will pursue something like this – http://www.4deserts.com/gobimarch/ – again, but it has taught/is teaching me some very valuable lessons. Note: […]

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I wrote a weekly newsletter for the gym today, the topic being one that seems to be getting a lot of attnetion recently, so I thought I’d share it here also. Here’s my (and the www.w10performance.com) take on conventional cardio vs intervals for fat loss: “We’ll lay our cards on the table from the off […]

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The argument about traditional steady-steady cardio vs higher intensity interval training is still gathering momentum….. Have a read of this article about interval training that a friend of mine sent me from the Sydney Morning Herald. As you know I advocate the latter for fat loss.  Why?  Because given the research to date, the goals, […]

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