How To Recover Faster From Intense Workouts

Working out is not enough for building a perfect body. If you want results, you have to do more than just lifting 10-pound dumbbells and hitting the treadmill. The volume and intensity of your workouts make all the difference. A challenging workout can boost your metabolism, ignite muscle growth, and accelerate fat loss. Over time, it will enhance your strength and endurance, turning you into a better athlete.
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Is Overtraining a Myth In Fitness and Bodybuilding?

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How much time do you spend working out?

Is it one hour a day, two hours, or more?

If you’re constantly sore and tired, you might be overtraining. This problem is quite common among regular gym goers, athletes, and bodybuilders. Some experts say that overtraining is just a myth. Others claim the opposite. Who is right and who is wrong? Let’s find out the truth about overtraining! » Read more

Which Exercises Burn The Most Calories In The Shortest Amount of Time?

Man performing a press-up

Struggling To Lose Fat?

Want To Maximize Your Gym Time?

It’s no secret that some exercises are better for weight loss than others. High intensity interval training, full body circuits, and compound movements torch fat and increase resting metabolic rate.

Steady state cardio, on the other hand, has no impact on your metabolism. When done in excess, it actually burns muscle and sends your body in a catabolic state. » Read more

How to Prevent Muscle Loss When Dieting

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Want to shed fat quickly?

Are you concerned about muscle loss?

If so, make sure you plan your diet carefully. Although it’s impossible to lose fat without losing muscle, you can reduce the damage. A high-protein diet and adequate rest can help maintain lean mass and bring you closer to your goals. Also, it’s important to keep lifting heavy without overdoing cardio.

The Truth about Muscle Loss When Cutting

Like it or not, you’ll lose muscle while dieting. In general, pro athletes and bodybuilders use anabolic steroids so they can preserve muscle and shed fat. However, this doesn’t apply to regular gym goers who simply want to stay in shape.

Just make sure you are aware that any diet will cause muscle loss to some extent. » Read more

Why Does Interval Training Burn More Fat Than Normal Cardio?

Fitness group working out using interval training

Everybody in the fitness industry talks about cardio. Any gym you go to is full of people on treadmills, cross-trainers, rowing machines, steppers, etc., performing a steady state cardio workout.

Usually you’ll find a lot of obviously unfit men and women plodding along for 30 minutes or so, on a treadmill at a really slow pace. Is this really the best way to lose weight and get fit? No, it’s not.

You are much better off doing High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT). Before we tell you what interval training is all about, let’s understand why cardio is important.

There are many studies that show that a combination of steady state cardio with weight training is good for your weight loss. But here’s the question – while a normal cardio workout does help you lose weight, is it the best way to burn fat? Does it make you stronger and more powerful? » Read more

The Top 10 Fat Burning Foods

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Anytime the topic of discussion in my blogs, articles or newsletters has turned to my own personal grocery shopping list, there has always been a spike in interest.

It seems that many people are not only curious about what foods a natural bodybuilder eats to maintain single digit body fat, but they also want to be taken by the hand and told exactly what foods to eat themselves while on fat-burning or muscle building programs.

That’s why I decided to put together four separate “top 10” lists of healthy foods that burn fat and build muscle.

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10 Natural Ways To Reduce Cellulite

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If you’re someone who is looking to reduce cellulite, it’s important that you have a good game plan in place for succeeding with this goal. Cellulite is something that many people struggle with, even those who aren’t necessarily overweight.

You do not need to be heavy to have cellulite. This issue is just as much about your skin as it is excess fat storage, you need to approach it from both angles.

Let’s look at some quick tips to note in order to reduce cellulite.

 

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3 Central Keys To Boost Your Metabolism

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When it comes to weight loss, you might feel like you’re in the dark when it comes to knowing the methods and tricks which are truly effective. But this doesn’t have to be the case.

Your body already knows how to get to the weight at which it is most comfortable, but you need to help it out. Every day, our bodies burn thousands of calories, just to help us survive, so if you can learn how to tap into that calorie burning potential, you might have an easier time losing weight than you thought possible.

Speeding up the metabolism naturally is something you have control over – here’s what you need to do to get started. » Read more

11 Amazing Health Benefits of Green Tea

Green tea leaves

With all of the headlines that come out each day, it can be difficult to decide which ones are legitimate and which are going to be tomorrow’s old news.

For example, green tea has gone back and forth in the news – some stories proclaiming the wonders of it, while other stories say that it’s not quite the wonder drink that it’s made out to be. To make the best decision for you, perhaps you need the facts about green tea.

What is green tea?

What you may not realize is that green tea is actually black tea that hasn’t been processed in the same way. Green tea is minimally oxidized so that it retains the original green of the leaves as well as a milder taste. Black tea, on the other hand, is heavily oxidized, which is why it had a more biting taste. » Read more

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