Today’s podcast is all about discovering why personal trainers hate cardio. Obviously, not all personal trainers hate it, but there are enough PTs spouting off about their hate for traditional cardio for it to be worth looking at. Do they have a point? This episode explores the truth.
The podcast looks at the legitimate reasons why personal trainers don’t often add cardio into their sessions. High injury rate, practical issues, coaching issues, and risk/benefit analysis. It also looks at the lesser-known reasons why personal trainers may not want to add cardio into their workouts.
At the end of the day, there is a time and a place for cardio, but I can understand why a PT would not feel it necessary. If you aren’t training with a PT then adding some cardio into your life will provide many benefits, and the purpose of this podcast is not to discourage you from that.
The beer I was drinking during this podcast was a New England IPA (NEIPA) from Lost + Found brewery called TrioJ 26. An absolutely shocking name for a beer! I’ve talked about NEIPAs before, and they aren’t exactly my favourite style.
But this was by no means a bad beer. It was not as bitter as I had expected a NEIPA to be, and bitterness is one of the main reasons why I usually avoid NEIPAs. But at 6% it is stronger than I like my IPAs to be. My ideal IPA is a session IPA, one I can drink a few cans of without feeling absolutely trashed. Yep, I’m a volume kinda guy!
If you enjoy your beer hoppy, fruity, and not overly bitter, then this beer is a real find. Excellent as a one-off, but not something I could see myself drinking five of.
Matt Smith is the owner of Beer N Biceps. He has a degree in Sports Science, 10 years of experience working in the fitness industry, and has written for hundreds of fitness websites. He is a lover of good quality beer and believes that drinking in moderation can form part of a healthy lifestyle.