There is no denying that the positive benefits from strength training on the Koko Smartrainer are tremendous. (The average member strength gain following 24 weeks is a whopping 33%!) But I’m here today to beat the drum for Koko Cardio. If you are religious about your strength workouts, but get to cardio “when you can,” this post is for you.
Koko Cardio is no add on; it is critical to Smartraining. (You can’t get fit from the “inside out” if you ignore your heart and lungs.) So, I’m excited to share with you groundbreaking research that I think just may get you over that motivational hump so that you consistently work in your Koko Cardio.
The well-respected medical journal, Lancet, recently published a new study out of Taiwan that showed the huge benefits of 15 minutes of exercise a day. The study found those who followed this prescription cut their risk of death by 14% and extended their life expectancy by three years compared with those who did no exercise. Both men and women benefited equally from the minimum activity. Each additional 15 minutes of exercise *reduced the risk of death by another 4% compared with the inactive group.
Our mission at Koko FitClub is to educate our members on the importance and benefits of getting fit from the inside out, and this is what the elements of the Koko Smartraining System are designed to do without you having to think about it: Building lean muscle tissue through regular strength training on the Smartrainer, strengthening your heart and lungs by layering in our interval-based Koko Cardio and tying it all together by following the 8 Koko Nutrition Principles.
And I promise you, when you focus on being fit inside, your outside will be fit, too.
Michael Wood, CSCS
Chief Fitness Officer
*Researchers did not report how the additional exercise affected life expectancy.