Cardio

Burning Bands

Burning Bands

HIIT The Legs & Booty

This week's FIRE IT UP cardio is going to rock your booty with resistance bands! This routine is made up of three different exercise using bands that you can find at your gym or any local or online sports store.

Best Method for Fat Loss

Best Method for Fat Loss

Continuous Exercise or HIIT?

There is a militant camp that believes high-intensity interval training (HIIT) is the absolute best means of achieving fat loss, accounting for total energy expenditure over a 24-hour period. It certainly works well for some people. But recent findings suggest that the extra calories burned during HIIT may not be coming from stored fat, and that HIIT training doesn’t make the body a 24-hour fat-burning machine compared to steady-state cardio.

Lower Body Finisher

Lower Body Finisher

15 Minutes, AMRAP

This week’s high intensity routine involves lunges and lateral squats and makes a perfect finisher for a lower body training day. (Or, you can do it on its own for a quick burn and sculpt session!) For this program, the only equipment you need is a kettlebell or dumbbell. Try this anywhere with some open space!

6 Reasons to Avoid Fasted Cardio

6 Reasons to Avoid Fasted Cardio

Fuel Up to Burn More Fat

A popular fat-loss strategy involves performing cardio first thing in the morning on an empty stomach. Seems like an ideal way to rev up fat loss, right? Unfortunately, logic doesn't necessarily translate into practice. In reality, there are several major issues with the strategy. Here's the skinny on why fasted cardio may not be all that it's cracked up to be…

Pyramid Plyos

Pyramid Plyos

20 Minutes, AMRAP

This week’s High Intensity Interval Training includes four different exercises using three different heights of steps! In 20 minutes, I was covered in sweat doing as many rounds as I could of military sit-ups, elevated jump squats, alternating elevated reverse lunge/step-ups and box jumps.

Plyo Push

Plyo Push

Shape & burn with explosive movements

For this week's HIIT cardio routine, I paired three plyometric movements—ice skaters, plank jacks and burpees—to work up a sweat…quick! All you need for this routine is a set of dumbbells and a little space to jump around! Let’s do this!