Resistance Training IS “Cardio”

Journal of Exercise Physiology online
Volume 15 Number 3 June 2012
Resistance Training to Momentary Muscular Failure Improves Cardiovascular Fitness in Humans: A Review of Acute Physiological Responses and Chronic Physiological Adaptations
James Steele, James Fisher, Doug McGuff, Stewart Bruce-Low and Dave Smith

“Resistance training to momentary muscular failure causes sufficient acute stimuli to produce chronic physiological adaptations that enhance cardiovascular fitness. This review appears to be the first to present this conclusion and, therefore, it may help stimulate a changing paradigm addressing the misnomer of ‘cardiovascular’ exercise as being determined by modality.”

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