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Excerpt — Man's Guide to Muscle and Strength

The Death of Cardio as You Know It

Unless you’re training for an endurance-based sport, are concerned about doing traditional cardio for your heart, or just love the high that you get when you go out for a long run, you really have little need for long, slow, steady-state cardio.

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Tips and Benefits of the Muscular Endurance and Conditioning Starter Program 1

For the first week complete one fewer set than specified (do two sets instead of three for each exercise).

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Core Power Workout

Your core consists of many muscles and muscle groups that work to stabilize your spine, shoulder girdle, and pelvis when flexed. Although your core is defined in various ways depending on the source, it typically includes the muscles of your torso, hips, and neck—basically everything but your limbs and head.

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