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The Ultimate Interval Training Guide

For athletes of all sports, interval training has been getting more and more popular. Interval training is an effective way to get the benefits of cardio in less time, burn fat, and increase the heart’s efficiency. The best thing of all is that it can be done by anyone of any fitness level!   So in…

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6 Reasons to Do Steady State Cardio

In recent times, people have been bashing steady-state cardio and there has been a movement towards only interval training. So many so-called “experts” start to say that longer cardio is detrimental and sessions should be no longer than 20 minutes. Who chose this time limit — nobody knows! There’s no denying that interval training and…

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What is a Brick Workout?

Triathlons training can be an exciting sport, usually involving biking, running and swimming. A Brick workout is an ideal exercise regimen for excelling in this type of event. If you are a new entrant in the game, doing brick workouts on a regular basis is important for gaining some confidence. Aerobics and light endurance training…

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Importance of Rest between Sets

Rest is important between exercises to allow for recovery and acquire best results. However, many people overlook the importance of rest between sets. Instead of practicing 3 seps of 10 reps and taking rest in between, many people try to lose calories by doing 30 reps at a stretch. However, it is not the best…

Can the Treadmill Ruin your Running Form?

During adverse weather conditions, many athletes and fitness enthusiasts prefer to stay indoors and use their treadmills as a replacement of trail work. Treadmills are intelligently crafted workout machines that certainly give the same feel of ground running. But are these cardio machines as good as ground running? The short answer is ‘no’. For professionals…

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Why Marathon Runners Should Lift Weights

Preparing for a marathon can be hard work and long training hours, but if done correctly you can prepare yourself for any event. That being said, your specific approach to marathon training will depend on many different things – your available time to train, your running background, current fitness level, willingness to commit to a…

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What is the Afterburn Effect?

Workout routines can be challenging but they are always worth the effort; especially if you can benefit from your training for hours afterwards. Short, intense workouts are very effective and are usually done by athletes such as sprinters and boxers who have to train in intervals with short recovery periods. After the workout has ended, your…

Does the Fat Burning Zone Really Exist?

Cardio equipment is full of fancy graphs and screens that tell you where your heart rate should be for “fat burning”. This may be the biggest myth of the fitness industry ever! So where exactly does this number come from? So in order to calculate your “fat burning” heart rate: subtract your age from 200…

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How to Get the Most Out of HIIT

Ladies and Gentlemen, are you sick of spending countless hours on the old treadmills and ellipticals, wasting your time away- when you could simply just do HIIT? High Intensity Interval Training(HIIT) is a style of exercise in which you “alternate between bursts of high intensity movements with short recovery breaks. It’s one of the most…

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