Fitness

You Need Both Cardio and Strength Training

Cardiovascular exercise and strength training are viewed as opposites in physical culture.  Indeed, it is often the case that people gravitate to one side or the other and identify fully with what they do best or like best (i.e. I am a runner and I do not need to lift weights).  However, that thinking is wrong, in my humble opinion.  We all need both cardio and strength training, in order to perform better and age more gracefully.

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2 Ways to Get Fit and Save Money

2 Ways to Get Fit and Save Money

Many people believe that getting healthy is expensive.  Paying for a gym membership.  Buying organic foods or grass-fed beef.  Vitamins and protein powder.  Buying good quality running shoes. And the list goes on.  It’s hard to argue with these points, although, they are looking through a short-term lens and I would argue that there is a long-term impact that is important to consider.

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Chase your Own Recovery

Chase Your Own Recovery

Recovery is the manner in which you recuperate after a workout, which we all know.  And we all know that recovery is important, but how important?  Today’s article will explore the science of recovery and provide some suggestions for proven recovery techniques.

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Strength Training Arms and Legs Together

Strength Training Arms and Legs Together

A study conducted at Lillehammer University College titled “Physiological elevation of endogenous hormones results in superior strength training adaptation was published in the European Journal of Applied Physiology. It’s an interesting study that shows strong evidence that training legs and arms together may provide a strong natural hormonal boost to enhance hypertrophy (muscle gains).

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High Intensity Cycling for Obesity

High Intensity Cycling

A study published in the Journal of Obesity suggests that high intensity cycling is a great tool for weight loss, thus combatting our obesity epidemic.  Today’s article explores this study.

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True Meaning of a Strong Core

True Meaning of a Strong Core

When most people think of training the core, the image that comes to mind is tossing on a few rounds of sit-ups, crunches and planks at the end of your workout.  Many people treat core exercises as “add-ons” to their regular workout and sloppily go about flexing and extending their back.

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Intermittent Fasting and High Intensity Interval Training

Intermittent Fasting and High Intensity Interval Training

Intermittent fasting (IF) is an eating strategy in which you fast for part of the day and consume all of your meals within a specified time period.  There are myriad ways to accomplish this.  A common example is to eat all of your meals within an 8 hour window (12noon – 8PM), while fasting for 16 hours.

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Awesome Abdominal Exercises

Awesome Abdominal Exercises

Today’s article is a routine of 4 awesome abdominal exercises carefully chosen to target both the upper and lower abs. This combination will strengthen your core.   One important thing to remember is that the key to getting “abs” is your diet/nutrition.  The old saying that “abs are made in the kitchen” is definitely true.  However, one you get your body fat down to a low  level, you need a solid exercise routine to make them pop!

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