HIGH INTENSITY INTERVAL TRAINING (HIIT)

High Intensity Interval Training or HIIT is perfect for busy people who want a fast, but challenging workout that delivers results. It’s no surprise that an annual survey conducted by the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM)considered HIIT the number one fitness trend of 2014. The survey predicts it will rank…

Lose fat by eating it!

Load up on natural fats such as butter and red meat to cut your body fat in half We’ve been told to avoid eating fat for decades – but new evidence shows that we’ve been led astray. Not only does it increase weight loss, but it can lower the risk…

Indoor Cycling

Hop on a bike with out a helmet? Mom would definitely shake her head. But there’s an exception to every rule: Indoor cycling (aka “spinning,” its trademarked name) is a cardiovascular, butt-kicking workout that takes us on a stationary but sweaty ride of our life. Read on to learn what…

3 Ways Beginners Can Avoid Exercise Burnout

On January 22, 2015, Posted by , In Training, By ,,,,,, , With No Comments

Just getting started with your workout program? Chances are, you’re ready to get going. Motivation is high and you’re excited about the results that you (hopefully!) will be seeing. But, in all this excitement, one thing that you must be very careful about is the risk of burnout. Some beginners…

STRENGTH TRAINING TIPS

On January 20, 2015, Posted by , In Training, By ,,,,, , With No Comments

STRENGTHENING BASICS If you want to build strength you have to set goals, be patient and to be consistent and stick with your plan. When you’re in the gym, don’t get distracted. Stay focused on the task at hand. When you leave the gym, make sure you get proper rest and keep…

ENDURANCE TRAINING TIPS

PREPARE YOURSELF When it comes to training for endurance, you’ll need to be hydrated and be sure you’re eating properly because, by its very nature, this form of training is very demanding on your body. You should be doing a good mix of cardio and weight training. And, to increase your aerobic…

Training Myths – Performing crunches will reduce tummy fat

On September 16, 2014, Posted by , In Diet,Fat Loss,Training, By ,,,, , With No Comments

Performing crunches will work the abdominal muscles, (mainly the upper abdominals), but will not burn off the fat surrounding these muscles. Firstly, it is not possible to localise fat loss(unless of course you go down the surgery route). One of the best ways of burning fat is by exercising with…

The Secret of having a Personal Trainer (Coach)

On August 14, 2014, Posted by , In Training, By ,, , With No Comments

Almost every self-help book ever written talks about the critical importance of having a coach/mentor. A coach is an experienced and trusted teacher. It’s inevitable that you will come up against hard times on your path to losing weight and getting fit. A coach will guide, motivate, educate and support…