Is Yoga a Waste of Time?

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Is Yoga a Waste of Time?

Hi. My name is Ivana Chapman and today I’m gonna answer the question “is yoga a waste of time”.

Well, that all depends. I’ve done yoga in the past and I do incorporate a lot of yoga let’s say into my stretching exercises at the very end of my work out. However, it all depends on how much time you have. If you’re very, very pressured and you only have three days a week to work out and get that physique that you want and that’s your primary goal is to have a great physique, I don’t think yoga is the way to get you there.

I really think you need weight training to get the muscle where you need it to be and to get that fat burning going. Yoga can be absolutely wonderful for a stress relief and relaxation for increased flexibility, perhaps reducing injuries. It’s also a wonderful balancing exercise for all the hard stuff. So say you’re doing sprinting and weights and martial arts and a lot of heavy stuff and contact stuff or perhaps you’re even in contact team sports, something like rugby or football. Yoga can be a great balance and can give you some recovery from that so mental and physical recovery from those types of activities, but if you’re focused on having a great physique and you’re short on time, really focus on the things that are gonna give you the most bang for your buck so that’s gonna be your weight training. Weight training sessions of maybe 45 minutes 3-4 times a week, that’s the easiest and most efficient way of getting a great physique. So in that case, yoga would be a waste of time. Sorry.

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Ivana Chapman

Ivana Chapman BSc BA CSCS is a Canadian fitness and nutrition coach, happy wife, and mom to an energetic 5-year-old boy. She is a writer, published fitness model, speaker, 3rd Dan black belt in Shotokan Karate, former World Cup Karate Champion, one-time marathoner, and CBBF National level Natural Bikini competitor. She loves weight training and chocolate, not always in that order of preference.
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