You’ve decided that you are going to participate in a pageant. However, you feel you need to “tighten” up your body before the big pageant competition. You may be asking yourself, “Should you do cardio?”, “Should you lift?”, Or is it both? These are questions that I am asked on a daily basis from individuals looking to lose weight and keep it off as well as several woman who already are lean, but want to get leaner.
Benefits of Cardio in Pageant Training
Now if we are talking about a lifestyle change and what is best to keep weight off the winner is weight lifting with aerobic activity incorporated throughout the workout. Cardio is great for the cardiovascular system and burning calories while doing the particular activity. However the metabolism will not stay elevated for days to come once you are done. Lifting however builds lean mass and the more lean muscle you have you the more calories you burn.