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.
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.
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.
If you're one of those millions of people that are intimidated of a gym for one reason or another, listen up. There are a multitude of various exercises that can be performed in your own community or even your own house that will permit you to burn those extra calories even though you're not in a gym.
Designing your own workout can be as complex as building your own spaceship. Fortunately, it doesn’t have to be. Basically, a series of yes or no questions will lead you to down the right path. Let’s take it from the top. The first thing you want to ask yourself is: What do you want to achieve?
The bench press is one of the most popular exercises for developing upper body strength and power. Improving upper body strength and power can drastically elevate athletic performance while also generating tremendous muscle growth.
At times we may find ourselves forgetting about the basics of fitness and the true simplicity of it all. Rather than complicating things week after week, take a step back and take a look at your fitness journey as something simple. That’s what this Dumbbell-Only workout split is all about: Simplicity.