Cardio vs Conditioning

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in a world full of instagram models and a society that endlessly chases physique perfection,  its important we have clarity on how to achieve these ” God­like bodies ” and also, how NOT TO

We know that we need muscle to be lean, strong and fit but your muscle is pretty useless if you run out of gas.  How do we fuel up our tanks?  Some say cardio, some say conditioning.  Lets break this down, shall we.  


Cardio involves exercises that elevate your heart rate to 50% and puts you in the ‘fat burn’ zone. 

Eg:    Exercises that allow you to talk, use your phone & sip your freshly squeezed pomegranate home juice blend.  Also and including jogging.  

  1. Your mom does cardio 
  2. Walking on the treadmill makes you better at walking on the treadmill 
  3. Sweating whilst on the eliptical does not mean “beast mode” is on 
  4. Cardio belongs in the same catagory as “detoxing” and “juice diets” 
  5. Cardio is having a salad for dinneron date night 
  6. Cardio screams elevated estrogen levels and ‘moobs’ (enter the man boob) 
  7. I don’t know what else to write here  


Conditioning involves exercises that elevate your
oxygen consumption throughout the day causing
an increased caloric expenditure. This includes
burning calories at a higher rate than normal while
you sleep.

Eg: Short hard exercises, lifting weights fast, even shorter rest, sucking air, kicking ass, sucking less 

  1. Your mom doesn’tdo conditioning 
  2. Conditioning is sprinting hills and getting shredded  
  3. Conditioning is elevated testosterone and wild sex 
  4. Conditioning may cause looking good naked 
  5. Conditioning builds strong lungs, a strong heart and a strong body 
  6. Conditioning increases energy and endurance
  7. Conditioning trains your metabolism
  8. Conditioning will probably save your life  
Lil Kimble

Lil Kimble

Owner of OTG ATHLETIC, Precision Nutrition Certified and ISSA Certified Strength & Conditioning Coach. Lil is driven by her pursuit to empower men and women both mentally and physically through strength training.

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