Brandy Drinkard explains, "The most efficient workout is one that combines cardio exercises, what would normally be called aerobic type exercises, with strength training." Instead of 2 separate workouts, one where you do weight work and another just an aerobic exercise - doing them together cuts your workout in half. The key is to keep your heart rate up.
Some of the things that look not quite as hard - the lunges or the squats - you bump it up a little bit when you're holding a weighted ball. Brandy has jean jog to get her heart pumping and then uses resistance bands to build muscle. Soon it's more aerobic exercise with step work - then back to strength training. Brandy suggests people do combination workouts 3 times a week and get some type of aerobic exercise on 2 other days.
Jean Exum explains, "I feel pretty good, but my muscles are definitely feeling it." And Jean's feeling like she's well on her way to meeting her goals.