Browsing articles tagged with " cardio"
Jan
7
2013

Interval training explained

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Lack of time is the number one reason people give for not exercising. Not getting results once they do start exercising is reason number two. Interval training is a great solution for both of these common problems. Interval training mimics sports' start-and-stop motions. A standard interval training protocol involves alternating rounds of high- and low-intensity. [...]

Oct
13
2012

Two mistakes women make at the gym

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No strength training The biggest mistake women can make in the gym is avoiding strength training. While the treadmill and spinning bikes get consistent use, the barbell and dumbbells are often neglected. As a trainer, I've noticed many women gravitate toward the 3-pound dumbbells for 15-25 repetitions. Most studies have found the average women's handbag [...]

Sep
14
2012

Swing to slim down

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Over the last decade or so, the kettlebell has enjoyed a successful reintroduction into the fitness industry. Kettlebell exercises are usually fast paced, are technically relatively simple, and tend to involve the whole body; the foundational kettlebell exercise, the swing, provides an excellent example of this.  The swing exercise is initiated by driving the hips [...]

Jul
27
2012

Fitness for firefighters

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There are over 1 million firefighters that work in the United States.  The job requirements of the firefighter vary but can include actives such as extracting people from cars and buildings, being the emergency first responders, and general community service.  As fire prevention technology becomes more advanced the roll of the firefighter has evolved as [...]

Jul
10
2012

Lift weights for weight loss

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Fat loss is all about caloric expenditure. We must burn more calories than we take in. While on the quest for fat loss, many people place far too much focus on how many calories they are burning during their exercise sessions. If you train in the proper way, you can actually greatly enhance the total [...]