How a cardio workout really helps my asthma

How a cardio workout really helps my asthma.

Today I am going to write about how a cardio workout helps my asthma the results are awesome and helps me with my breathing.

I started with asthma many years ago, however when I was younger it is not something that affected me as much as it did as I grew older.

Possibly because I always have kept myself fairly fit and active over the years.

The difficult breathing was there from my twenties due to smoking and working in an environment where it was diesel and other fumes around me.

But like most twenty year old’s you are not thinking long-term how the effects of things will affect you.

We are all going to live forever at that age 😀

unfortunately this is not the case and we all need to look at our health from time to time.

How a cardio workout really helps my asthma

How a cardio workout really helps my asthma.

When I first took up training again and started to hit the cardio on various machines like the step machine and the treadmill and the cross trainer.

It was hard,my breathing was so bad that I could not do more than 10 minutes,before stopping and struggling to breathe correctly.

But like  most forms of good exercises you need to build up slowly,so that not only do you get fitter in strength and stamina .

Eventually your breathing gets better too. Asthma is horrible but with the correct exercise and medication it can also be under brought under control.

The medication is a great help ,personally I use various inhalers the are basically steroid in various forms of powders that help  to open up my airways.

As long as your doctor give you the correct medication there should be no issues with exercising when you have asthma.

Every morning when I wake the first thing i do in blow my nose and clear my airways.

Then its time for my inhaler after 5 minutes  there is not big issue with breathing.

Then it is off to my local Gym for my 30 to 60  minute cardio workout.

I try to change the routine often so it is not boring. So stepping machine one day cross training another or even just go for a run or a fast walk.

Anything to get some air into those lungs and get them pumping 🙂 .

How a cardio workout really helps my asthma

How a cardio workout really helps my asthmaWhat is the difference since I started including a cardio workout into my daily routine.

First of all let me explain from Monday to Friday I do at minimum of 30 minutes cardio before my normal weight workout.

At the weekends I work so no cardio is done on those 2 days.

In the weekdays my breathing is absolutely fantastic to the extent that i can do most things that normally was exhausting and difficult to do.

So basic things like carrying heavy items ,walking the dogs, walking any distance over 200 meters,running for the bus,these used to be a real chore and as a rule would have me blowing and really hard to get my breath back.

Now these simple things are not even a chore and I could run around all day.

At the weekends when no exercises is done I can feel my chest getting tighter not to extreme that it was but still it is not as free as when i do cardio workouts in the week.

Please do not think that it is impossible to do any form of exercise because you suffer from asthma,it can be treated by  your doctor and keeping active will improve your breathing and get you fitter.

These things help me daily rather than sit at home get out there and get some air into those lungs you will feel 1000% better the more you exercise the better it feels .

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Mindset When Bodybuilding

Mindset When Bodybuilding

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Mindset When Bodybuilding

Your Mindset when bodybuilding has to be correct.

No matter how old you are or how fit and active you think you are bodybuilding is by far one of the hardest sports that you can compete in.

The sheer pain of all those hours at the gym basically ripping and re ripping your muscles so they grow is a test of not only strength and endurance  but also a mental test.

Your mindset has to be totally focused on the goal that you have set out to do.

Bodybuilding is basically resistance exercise that will develop your muscles.

It is achieved  with the correct diet with carbohydrates  and oils  and proteins to get the best result.

Bulking Up

To get size on when you are body building you need to eat more calories.

There are 2 ways of doing this one is the clean bulk with is eating all the right foods that contain the correct fats oils and proteins and this way you will  not add too much fat to your body whilst growing.

The other is the dirty bulk where you eat everything including burgers take ways and sugary foods and do not really care about adding fat to your body a just adding lots of calories.

The excess fat will be gone when you diet down anyway.

Even whilst  bulking it can be  hard to fit extra meals in to your daily life some take as many as 10000 calories  a day.To gain the weight before dieting back down for competition.


Dieting down or cutting for bodybuilding is by far the hardest thing that you will have to do.

Many bodybuilders cut out all carbs up to 8 weeks before a competition.

This will be mentally and physically hard  and you have to have the right mindset and attitude or you will never make it.

All your energy will be at its lowest point and you still need to focus on lifting those weights and also doing a lot of cardio vascular exercises.

There is no easy way to get rid of all the excess fats and just have solid muscle to put on show.

Tips for setting your goal

1. Do not try to build up to fast it is a very slow process sometimes it can take years.

2. Get the right advice from people who have actually competed before.

3. Get the correct diet ask a nutritionist advice on what to eat at each stage.

4. Do not over exercise keep a good routine.

5. Get enough rest between work outs.

6. Drink enough water at all times.

7. The most important tip of all is enjoy working out.

It is a really hard sport and bodybuilding can  be hard as well as enjoyable you have to have the right frame of mind to compete and you have to want to win.

On the other hand body building can be great for fitness as well as for your health even if you do not take it serious enough to compete just for trimming or having a nice shapely body is a great feeling.

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