Leg-Shaping Cardio

Leg-Shaping Cardio

Part 3: The Cybex Arc Trainer

This week I am going to cover the Cybex Arc, if your gym has one, or you can use the elliptical. These machines are designed to take the impact out on your legs of your cardio, so they are great for alternating days with other pieces of cardio equipment.

Fasted Cardio And Changes In Body Composition

Fasted Cardio And Changes In Body Composition

What the Research Says

One of the most popular strategies for accelerating fat loss is to perform aerobic exercise after an overnight fast. The strategy, first popularized by Bill Phillips in his best-seller Body for Life, is based on acute research showing that low glycogen levels cause your body to shift substrate utilization away from carbs, thereby allowing greater mobilization of stored fat for energy.

Leg-Shaping Cardio

Leg-Shaping Cardio

Part 2: The StepMill

This week I will be talking about one of my favorite pieces of cardio equipment: the StepMill. Off the bat, nothing makes me sweat more than this bad boy— and for that alone I love it! I like to rotate this as one of my cardio workouts

Leg-Shaping Cardio

Leg-Shaping Cardio

Part 1: The Treadmill

I noticed while filming our series for “Mix It Up” how weak my cardiovascular endurance had gotten. I have mostly just been lifting heavy and doing steady-state cardio for a few years now, and I could feel it! I also noticed that I have done a good job of building plenty of muscle on my legs. So I thought it would be a great time to mix up my cardio and use it to “shape” my legs!

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.

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.

Cardio or Strength Training

Cardio or Strength Training

Which Should You Do First?

There’s been an ongoing debate as to whether it’s better to do cardio before resistance training in the same workout session, or to do resistance training before cardio if you’re looking to build a lean and muscular physique. This article will tell you everything you need to know (and nothing you don’t) about how different sequences of concurrent training .

Lift & Run

Lift & Run

Intense Fat Burning Workout

Hate cardio machines? Then this workout is for you! All you need is a barbell and some open space to get your sweat on. For this program, you’ll be doing as many as round as possible of barbell deadlifts and high knee runs within 15 mintues.

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