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 .

Treadmill Mania

Treadmill Mania

Four fat-burning indoor workouts

It’s important to have a plan when it comes to attacking the ‘mill. Start with a recovery-style workout like “The Easy Workout” first and continue with something with more intensity (like the “Interval Workout”) on day two, and so on and so forth. Try not to do two high-intensity workouts back-to-back for optimal training and recovery.

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.

The Best Cardio for Fat Loss

The Best Cardio for Fat Loss

High-Intensity Cardio Vs. Low-Intensity

Because of these shortcomings associated with low-intensity cardiovascular exercise, a different form of high-intensity cardio, known as high-intensity interval training (HIIT), has become more prevalent. Most notably, HIIT has a remarkable capacity to reduce body fat more potently than low-intensity cardio, without wreaking havoc on energy levels within the muscle cell, which enables optimal lean muscle growth as well.

Cardio for Appetite Reduction

Cardio for Appetite Reduction

How HIIT Affects Hunger

Ever wondered why after exercise you can often feel less like eating? That’s because exercise elicits a serious of positive effects on your body and your metabolism that cannot just burn calories and fat, but also improve mood and effect appetite. If you’re wondering how HIIT can help you, keep reading.

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.

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