Last week, we took a look at the difference in effects between two primary forms of exercise: aerobic (cardio) and resistance (weight) training.

But you don’t have to do these exercises separately. In fact, combining both cardio and weight-training exercises can give you a competitive edge.

In this week’s article, we’ll show you how concurrent training interacts to improve cardiovascular strength and muscle power, give you two important steps to minimize any possible interference if you’re concerned about maximizing adaptation, and discuss which specific populations can benefit most from this type of training plan.