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

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

Fasted Cardio – Does Performing Cardio Before Breakfast Help Me Burn More Fat?

Can morning cardio help you lose weight faster?

Could this be the key to a fit body?

On the surface, it seems to make sense. When you work out before breakfast, your body uses stored fat for fuel. Unfortunately, things are a little bit more complicated than that. Fasted cardio can actually do more harm than good.

Debunking the Myth of Fasted Cardio

How many times have you been told that fasted cardio is the secret to fat loss? Go to any gym and you’ll probably hear the same thing. Most trainers still claim that morning cardio is a must for any dieter. According to health experts, this is just a myth. While it’s true that fasted cardio burns slightly more calories, its effects are negligible. » 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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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

10 Simple Fat Burning Tips For Men and Women

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We’re all looking for more and better ways of burning fat. Even if your weight is relatively stable, it’s a good idea to learn techniques for burning fat so that you can counteract the natural loss of muscle tone and slowing of the metabolism that comes with aging.

Take a look at these tips for burning fat.

1. Eat Regular Meals and Weight Loss Snacks

There are two things that get our metabolic rate moving in higher gear. One is exercise, the other is eating. We burn calories when we digest food, so eating regularly keeps our metabolism moving.

Studies have shown that people who graze throughout the day burn more calories than those who eat three big meals – even if the two people take in the same total number of calories. » Read more

The 4 Phases of The Dukan Diet Plan

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If you’re looking to see lasting weight loss success, one diet plan that you might consider that’s growing rapidly in popularity is the Dukan diet. This diet is really taking the world by storm as more people are starting up on it and realizing all the many benefits that it has to offer.

While it originally came about in the UK, now people everywhere around the world are abiding by the principles the plan lays out and are experiencing great fat loss success.

Before you make the decision of whether or not the Dukan diet is right for you though, it’s important to take the time to learn the basics of what this diet is all about so that you can feel confident moving forward it’s going to work with your food preferences and lifestyle.

Let’s give you all the details that you need to know about what the Dukan diet is about. » Read more

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