Podcast #6: Cardio vs. Weight Training

Podcast #6: Cardio vs. Weight Training

samantha shorkey vegan trainer vegan coach bodybuilding vs. cardioIt was about time that we (Sarah and I) recorded a fitness-oriented podcast and since this is a topic we both argue about often, we thought it only appropriate to make our sixth episode of the “Jacked on the Beanstalk Podcast” all about weight training vs. cardio and the benefits/disadvantages to both.

On this episode, we’re sharing our own exercise routines and how very different they are seeing as I’m a trainer (and obsessive workout freak) and Sarah is a physically-disabled stay-at-home mom. In case anyone is wondering WTF I’m talking about, Sarah has pretty bad hips which really limit her in what exercises she can actually do. More deets on her hip mobility issues HERE.

All hip problems aside though, Sarah has always hated strength training and been an avid “cardio bunny.” Lifting weights , however, is of course, LIFE for me.

I’m the first to admit that BOTH forms of exercise are equally important and necessary though. And in today’s podcast, I explain just how and why they’re good for you (and why we love/hate both as well too.)

Give her a listen. Then let us know which team YOU’RE on. Cardio or Weights? Or do you swing both ways? 😉

And for anyone wondering what that awesome plyometrics routine is that Sarah does from home, you can find it HERE. Enjoy!


Click the "play button" below to listen. Or HERE to listen on Apple, HERE for Spotify or HERE for Stitcher.


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  • Sally Giles: March 04, 2021

    Love this! Thank you for sharing!

  • Sam: June 08, 2017

    You’re welcome! Keep me posted on how it’s going!

  • Jason: June 07, 2017

    Awesome! Thanks for the advice.

  • Sam: June 05, 2017

    Hi Jason! Well if fat loss is the goal, it should definitely get you results if you’re fitting in AM fasted cardio, weights in the PM AND a bit of cardio after weights. But I would honestly switch up the cardios. Do steady state for 20 – 30 mins first thing in the AM if you can and 10 – 20 mins. only of HIIT style after weights. Try switching them around, keep the diet tight and see what kind of results you get :)

  • Jason: June 05, 2017

    When I am on my fitness game, I will do fasted cardio before work – usually HIIT – and lift weights after work. At the end of a strength session I will do 20-30 minutes of light to medium cardio on a treadmill. Is this too much cardio?

  • Sam: May 26, 2017

    Hahaha it helps increase our podcast ratings, okay!?!?! Now be a good sidekick and go hobble to the coffee maker and fetch me a hot beverage. ;)

  • Sarah: May 26, 2017

    Physically disabled ? WTF? That might be a little over the top. I would love to know how our listeners picture me. So far, we’ve described me as: physically disabled; the image of spoilage and decay; and possessing an ass of mediocrity. Apparently, I’m frigging Quasimodo over here!

  • Sarah: June 23, 2017

    Sure thing, boss. Oh, and I’ll be sure to add a surprise ingredient to your coffee.

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