Should I Train At Max Intensity Every Fitness Session? September 02 2015

  If you’re serious about getting and staying in shape, then you may be inclined to want to train at maximum levels every time you work out. After all, pushing your body to extremes at all cardio and strength training sessions will get you better results, right? Although it seems like this would be a good idea, it is actually a little more complex than that. For starters, by pushing...

The Key to Exercising Safely Outside this Summer September 01 2015

  The summer months are a great time to exercise outdoors and get some fresh air while pushing your body to the max. However, leaving your temperature controlled home gym or other inside workout area also means taking extra precautions to ensure that you’re exercising safely. With that thought in mind, here are a few things to consider implementing when you’re taking your exercise routine outside: Stay hydrated. Because you’re...

When Should I Wear a Heart Rate Monitor? August 30 2015

  There are tons of exercise gadgets available on the market today, potentially making you wonder how much money you should invest in them as you work on increasing your fitness levels. Heart rate monitors are among one of your options, but not everyone who works out needs one all the time. So when should you wear one? When You Are Just Beginning to Work Out In order to get...

Do I Need a Personal Trainer? August 26 2015

  This is a question that I hear quite a bit: Do I really need a personal trainer or can I do this on my own and save some cash? While there are a lot of benefits to hiring a professional to help you create and follow a customized exercise plan in order to reach your fitness-related goals, admittedly, some people need a personal trainer more than others. These include:...

Exercise’s Positive Effect on Your Stress Hormone Levels August 25 2015

  Many people begin exercise programs with the goal of losing weight, building muscle, or both. However, there is another positive effect of exercising regularly and that is the fact that it can help ease your stress, making it a necessity when it comes to living a higher quality of life. It does this by lowering your levels of two major stress hormones, adrenaline and cortisol, and increasing your level...

Pre-Season Training: What Is It and Why Is It Important? August 24 2015

  If you are a sports enthusiast at all, then you likely look forward to that season beginning so you can watch your favorite team play their heart out and go for the win. However, getting good enough to excel on the field or court isn’t something that only happens during the season. In fact, it starts by engaging in pre-season training. What is that? Pre-Season Training Defined Pre-season training...

How Does Resistance Training Work for Weight Loss? August 23 2015

  Losing weight is no easy task. And while many people work to achieve this goal by engaging in cardiovascular exercises such as walking, running, biking, and rowing, resistance training is another effective weight loss aid. The reasons why are two-fold. Why Resistance Training Is Good for Weight Loss First, it takes more energy for your body to sustain muscle than it does fat. In other words, if you have...

What’s the Best Equipment for Circuit Training at Home? August 21 2015

  Circuit training involves alternating between cardiovascular and strength training exercises, giving your heart and the rest of your muscles a great workout. Therefore, if your goal is to engage in this type of fitness regimen at home, you’ll want to get some equipment. Here are some of the best pieces that will offer you a solid workout without costing a lot of money or taking a lot of space:...

THE VORSPRUNG PROJECT August 20 2015

  The Vorspung Training Programme is not a sports workshop. It is not just for club or elite sportspeople, nor for people with active life­styles. It is a project for anyone: any age; either gender; any ethnicity; any ability; with any ailment (physical or cerebral); and whether you are interested in sports or not. However, The Vorspung Project can benefit: elite or club sports people (involved in any sport); house...

Lifting Weights for Weight Loss August 18 2015

When you think of lifting weights, what image pops into your mind? Is it a muscle bound man or woman with arms and legs the size of tree trunks? Unfortunately, it is this one image that stops a number of people from lifting weights when their goal is to lose weight. However, building muscle is just as critical to decreasing your waistline as cardio. Let me explain. One of the...