By Dirk Smith, MSc, SDL (He/Him).
Cardiovascular exercise has been getting quite a bad reputation lately, it is indeed strenuous and can be long and boring. It is often overlooked in favor of more trendy fitness programs including HIIT and Crossfit. People are quick to ditch a long cardio session for a something better or straight up lose motivation to do anything at all, but is cardio really all that bad?
Coach Dirk, CSCS, is a sport psychology expert, performance coach, teacher, writer, journalist, and athlete. He brings over 10 years of experience as a coach, athlete, personal trainer, fitness instructor, and sports psychologist to drive athletes to build their own self efficacy and express themselves through sport. Learn more about Dirk here!