This will largely depend on your Fitness Goals.
Are you a Marathon Runner?
Are you a Sprinter…?
Do you have an Active Lifestyle?
Do you have a Sedentary (Desk) Job?
Answers to these questions might help in deciding more specific answers.
However, the following holds true:
- Strength is the most Basic Component of Fitness
- Training for Strength also increasing your Cardiovascular Health (for Marathon Training and such, more Specialized Training is of course, required)
- Strength Gained, stays with you for Life
- Cardio is Gained (and is Lost) Fairly Quickly
- Strength Training is Anabolic (Builds Muscle…shouldn’t be confused with Body Building…it is Vastly Different).
- Strength Training also Increases Bone Density and Increases Sense of Balance. Think of how many of your older Relatives have
- Had a Fall
- Have Broken one/more of their Bones (Hips in particular) after Falling down
- Reasons are, Lack of Strength, Loss of Sense of Balance, Brittle Bones
- A Lot of Cardio is inherently Catabolic (the opposite of Anabolic)…think of World Class Marathon Runners and how they look.
- 30 years and above, all humans lose muscle (Sarcopenia) and lose Bone Mass. This accelerates as we age more.
- Appropriate Nutrition is a MUST. Be sure to include a Good Amount of Protein with ALL YOUR MEALS. And, you need MORE PROTEIN as you age…not less (exceptions are people with Kidney Disorders).
- Rest and Recovery is as important (if not more important) than Exercise and Nutrition.
Using all the above criteria, you might want to have a Training (and Nutrition) Program done. Once you understand the Program and are Comfortable with it…stick with it.
Hope this helps!