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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Why Does Interval Training Burn More Fat Than Normal Cardio?

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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 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

The Heart Rate Training Zones 1 To 5

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If you believe that training is just something that athletes do, then you may be surprised. Definitely, with only a few exceptions, anyone can train in order to lead the healthiest lifestyle possible.

No matter if you are interested in losing weight, or if you simply want to feel better, all you have to do is learn about heart rate zones and the ways that they can help you keep your workout routine as effective as possible. Heart Zone Training is one of the most effective ways to approach fitness training.

What Are The Heart Rate Training Zones?

Heart rate zones are expressed as a percentage of the individual maximum heart rate. These heart rate zones are the method for identifying the intensity of a workout and the result advantage. » Read more

What is The Best Exercise for Losing Weight?

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Losing weight is never easy, but it is possible to lose weight and keep it off when we find the right combination of diet and the best exercise for losing weight. The best way to get the unwanted pounds off your body is through this combination approach of both exercise and dieting.

5 Exercises that Burn the Most Calories

The best exercises for losing weight are those that seriously burn calories. Only when our glucose levels are depleted can our bodies turn to fat for fuel.

However, recent studies have shown that it isn’t really important to burn fat directly during a workout, but rather to burn a higher number of calories overall. » Read more

Top 10 Calorie Burning Exercises For 1 Hour

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One pound is equal to about 3500 calories. What this means is that in order to lose any weight, you must decrease the amount of calories you consume in your regular diet or increase the number of burned calories when you exercise.

However, decreasing calorie intake and increasing burned calories simultaneously is best! Making a commitment to combine consuming less calories and increasing burned calories through regular physical activity is the most effective plan for losing weight.

If you decrease the number of calorie you consume by five hundred a day, and increase your daily burned calories to five hundred, theoretically you will lose two pounds a week, which is a safe amount to lose per week. » Read more

What is HIIT – High Intensity Interval Training?

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Dieters are often on the lookout for the best exercises for burning fat. Time and again, hiit, or high intensity interval training, has been identified as the best fat burning exercise; bar none.

Many dieters find that they have difficult shedding fat with low intensity exercises.

Though their fitness improves by simply walking or swimming, they just don’t see the fat loss that they desire. But, hiit has been shown to really burn the fat.

What is HIIT?

Hiit is simply the combination of periods of very high intensity activity along with lower intensity training. The periods of high intensity work, such as running or jumping rope get your metabolism and your heart pumping. This starts the fat loss process. » Read more

5 Simple Tips To Cut Down Your Body Fat Levels

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It is possible to cut down fat and lose weight fast without having to get up early every morning for a mile-long run on an empty stomach. Nor do you have to work out at the gym six days a week or take expensive supplements.

In fact, it is so easy to cut down fat that you can do it without depriving yourself of your favorite foods and without being hungry all of the time.

You have most likely heard it once or twice in the past that in order to lose or maintain weight, you need to just eat less food. This is not exactly true. In fact, eating less in some cases may actually cause you to gain more weight. » Read more

Low Body Fat Secrets Used by Bodybuilders

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The secret to getting super lean – I’m talking about being RIPPED, not just “average body fat” – is all about mastering the art of “peaking.”

Most people do not have a clue about what it takes to reach the type of low body fat levels that reveal ripped six-pack abs, muscle striations, vascularity and extreme muscular definition, so they go about it completely the wrong way.

Here’s a case in point: One of my newsletter subscribers recently sent me this question: » Read more

Ladies Tips For Toning Up The Bum, Tum and Thighs

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For many women, the top goals that they have with their workout program is to work on toning the bum, toning the thighs, and toning the tummy. Essentially, they want to firm up but not develop a lot of muscle bulk, thus retaining their feminine appearance.

Fortunately, if they go about their program correctly, it’s perfectly possible to see good toning in all three of these areas. The problem is that many women quickly run to the cardio machines thinking that’s the single best way to tone these areas of the body. Only it’s not and their progress is significantly going to suffer if this is what they do.

Let’s have a look at some of the best exercises for toning the bum, toning the thighs, and toning the tummy. » Read more

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