Regardless of the definition used, plateaus are not a good thing. I think we can all agree on that. I think we can also align on the fact that physical plateaus are inevitable. The question isn’t if they will occur, but how quickly you’ll break that plateau and continue along your journey to health and fitness.
There’s been an ongoing debate as to whether it’s better to do cardio before resistance training in the same workout session, or to do resistance training before cardio. This article will tell you everything you need to know (and nothing you don’t) about the effect of different sequences of concurrent training (i.e., resistance + cardio in the same workout) on cardiorespiratory and muscular adaptations, and also settle the debate as to which sequence is best to use for the goal of maximizing physique development.
Scientific studies show that post-exercise cold-water baths decrease inflammation, speed recovery, promote post-workout healing, reduce muscle soreness, decrease muscle pain and stiffness, and boost energy levels.
To maximize your fitness level, you need to train a number of different body systems. You need to improve your muscular strength, your bone density, cardiovascular fitness and stamina. You also want to maintain a healthy bodyweight. That is a lot of different types of training you need to do. All of those different workouts further complicate your time problems.
Spend your day hunched over a computer? Carry your child around the mall or at the park? Tend to carry your purse or laptop on one shoulder consistently? Sleep on your shoulders? If you answered yes to any of the questions above, then this is especially for you.
When you are dieting, eating a bit of more flavorful food makes you want to eat even more of it. In most cases this is a recipe for disaster that opens the flood gates - the diet is thrown off for weeks on end. So the way I see it, there are really only two ways to handle it.
You don’t need always need a treadmill, elliptical or rowing machine to burn tons of fat off your body. Here’s a 30-minute high-intensity workout that will kick your metabolism into high gear -all you need is a weight plate and set of suspension straps. You are going to feel this from every cell in your body and the fat is going to be screaming!
Here are 12 tips to keep you from packing on the pounds and help you stay on track this Thanksgiving and the rest of the holiday season.
Most guys work out because they want to minimize fat and look cut. Preventing heart disease, diabetes, and high blood pressure is nice, but it doesn’t get to the heart of why men train— to look fit and sexually attractive. Unfortunately, life gets in the way. Who has time for the two- or three-hour workouts necessary to look cut and buff? Wouldn’t it be nice if you could build muscle and cut fat by training only one hour per week?
Even though it may only be for “a few days”, a vacation from your normal fitness habits can threaten your long-term goals – and make it very difficult to get back on track towards reaching them. Here are a few Dos and Don’ts when traveling if you are looking to keep those abs when you get back from your trip.