These days, the focus of exercise seems to be more on improving one’s physical appearance than on one’s quality of health and longevity. This is precisely why high-intensity interval training (HIIT) is a hot topic in fitness and sports training, as the research has shown that it boosts sports performance and accelerates fat loss with fewer and shorter workouts than continuous (steady-state) cardio training.
We looked at some of the best cutting-edge research and reports on cardio to find the most efficient ways to increase calorie burn in the least amount of time. Take a look at what we found— and get ready to sweat!
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 .
Perform your burpees less like a squat and more like a sumo deadlift. This moves the stress from the back to the hips and legs, which also enables you to work harder.
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.
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.
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.
People are always asking me for ways to spice up their workout routine and also things that they can do at home when they can't get to the gym. My answer to them recently has been to go buy a jump rope!!
There’s weight loss and there’s fat loss. When people say they want to lose weight, they mean they want to lose fat, because you certainly don’t want to lose lean muscle.
The beauty and serenity of rowing on flat water in the morning is indescribable, but few women have access to a lake and rowing shell. Fortunately, sophisticated rowing machines made by companies such as Concept 2, WaterRower and Tunturi simulate the rowing motion and make it possible to do this terrific whole-body exercise at home or at the health club.
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