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Which Type of Exercise Do You Neglect the Most?

When it comes to working out, there are benefits to cardio, strength training, and stretching. Cardio burns calories and strengthens your cardiovascular system. Strength training tones your muscles and helps prevent injury. Stretching increases flexibility and also prevents injury.

If one type comes more easily to you depending on your needs and likes, you'll end up doing it more often, but that means you'll spend less time (or no time at all) on the other types. So tell me . . .

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Giasbash6260 Giasbash6260 8 years
Yikes - Gotta Stretch More!
Anais18 Anais18 8 years
I voted for stretching only because I hardly ever stretch after a cardio session. Other than that. I practice Pilates & Yoga 3 hours a week (and I also lift weights for 3 hours a week). There should have been another option for those of us who don't neglect any type of those workouts.
sloane220 sloane220 8 years
i skimp on stretching because i often forget about it, unless something's hurting.
Allytta Allytta 8 years
i don't concider stretching an exercise. it's post excercise activity. i do it everytime though, but it's not excercise.
fitlatina fitlatina 8 years
I don't neglect any of them. I love cardio, strength and stretch. I'm a workoutaholic :)
cnyc1a cnyc1a 8 years
I don't do enough Cardio. I'm hooked on Yoga a Vinyasa type and Forrest Yoga type. Very hard and not for the faint at heart.
Spectra Spectra 8 years
Ugh, not more of this "strength training makes you bulky" crap! It doesn't, unless you take steroids and spend 5 hours a day in the gym. So women should definitely NOT be afraid of strength training. I find that after doing my workouts, I usually forget to stretch, even though I KNOW I should do it more often!
shiningeyes shiningeyes 8 years
*finding a DECENT beginner's yoga/pilates dvd, I mean.
shiningeyes shiningeyes 8 years
Stretching... I am so inflexible! I am too intimidated to take a yoga class and I am also having a hard time finding a beginner's yoga or pilates dvd. But I will keep on trying.
urban-chic-101 urban-chic-101 8 years
I do all three in my workouts... I just don't feel complete when I don't do them.
miss-malone miss-malone 8 years
I don't neglect any of these... they are all important to me for a complete workout. :)
tlsgirl tlsgirl 8 years
Strength training for sure.
JudieN JudieN 8 years
I used to be scared of strength training, both because of all the bulky guys at the gym lifting 150+ pounds and because I was scared of bulking up. A few months back I jumped in and went for it, focusing mainly on my upper body (I run and bike for cardio, so my legs are already getting some strength training). Now I love those two days a week at the gym. AND, for the first time in my life, my arms are looking tone and fit. I would recommend giving it a try to anyone. I definitely skimp out on stretching though. I have started trying to go to yoga once a week...and stretching some after my runs...but I am bad at remembering to stretch....
kimmieb124 kimmieb124 8 years
If cardio wasn't so important, I'd never do it. I love lifting weights.
TammyO TammyO 8 years
I do all these. I find them all necessary.
margokhal margokhal 8 years
I always stretch before and after any workout I do, if only for 5 minutes. I did martial arts for a while, and I really learned the importance of stretching from that. Strength training I haven't neglected, but I don't do it as often as cardio simply because it leaves my arms pretty sore, and I have to work with my arms a lot during the day. Cardio is really all I do, so I never forget that. It's the fastest way to burn calories!
starangel82 starangel82 8 years
Stretching. I really need to be more careful about my stretching.
mondaymoos mondaymoos 8 years
Stretching, definitely. If I'm not taking a class specifically for it, I don't have the attention span for it. I took my first birkam class last weekend, mamasita and I definitely liked how deep I could get into the stretches! It helps that I had a really awesome instructor, too.
poptart-princess poptart-princess 8 years
how about all of the above? it just depends on my mood. i truly detest cardio.
Ayu Ayu 8 years
I don't neglect any of these, but I should probably incorporate HIIT into my workouts.
ilanac13 ilanac13 8 years
i pretty much only do cardio when i got to the gym. i'm not a fan of weights - so i typically try to stay away from most strength training things.
Renee3327 Renee3327 8 years
I'm often crunched for time and the one thing that helps me de-stress from work is running so I do that a lot to stay sane. I'm pretty good about stretching after but the one thing that I struggle to fit into my schedule is strength training. I enjoy strength training, but it tends to get put on the back burner when my schedule is busy and I'm stressed out.
mamasitamalita mamasitamalita 8 years
definitely stretching but I try to, I'm also hoping to start attending some yoga classes -- NEVER have, but there is this bikram studio by me and I hear that it is very good for loosening and stretching your muscles because of the heat. I have back problems because of my .. female top-heaviness, so I am very interested in learning more, has anyone taken bikram/hot yoga?
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