I have written about HIIT before but it is something that I really do prescribe to instead of just another workout alternative. The idea to me of getting a good workout is to workout hard for a short period of time and really work the muscles. Lately I have been trying to concentrate even more on compound, or basic, exercises like bench press, squats, military press and rows. Why do HIIT workouts? The way that you do one of these workouts is to string all of your exercises together and do … [Read more...] about Advanced HIIT – High Intensity Interval Training
Health magazine has these quick tips to help you get motivated to run a race. I know that it has been a goal of mine to run a 10k for a long time but pushing through that tough training and having my body heal between workouts is the tough part. Need help in the motivation department? Sign up for a 5K or 10K. Suddenly, your exercise routine becomes 'training' and every workout has a purpose. Plus, your competitive spirit is bound to keep you fired up and help you push past what you thought … [Read more...] about Getting Motivated To Run Your First Race
I was forwarded this great information on how the "Speed of the beat" of music can affect your exercise output. This is very interesting stuff when looked at compared to the kind of exercise that you do. Not only is the music going to motivate you, but the research also shows that if you change the beat and bass of the music before, during, and after your yourkout it will also affect you. Although we have all know this for a long time the thing that is interesting is how you can affect … [Read more...] about Music, Beats per Minute, and Exercise Output – Interesting Stuff
I mentioned that my son was my new workout partner in another article and I also mentioned that he got injured just a few weeks after we started working out and the he needed to take a week off before coming back to workout. The injury my son has was a pulled muscle in his back and it is an issue that lots of people run into. Heres what happened. Jaiden was using a full machine type squat. So this is a squat in a rack where the weight will go straight up and down so that you don't have … [Read more...] about Easing Back Pain Using Glute Activation
I think I made it clear last week in one article about doing workouts to increase your strength that it is important to do a very few sets with low reps to failure. I keep finding however references to the 300 workout. The 300 workout is a workout inspired by the movie called 300 and is supposed to make you lean and incredibly strong and buff. We will see how this influences regular workouts but this is long and mentally grueling with lots of sets and lots of reps for a workout. Chris Aitkin … [Read more...] about The 300 Workout
Abs are the one muscle group that I seem to hear more questions about than any other. If you are interested in building abs you need to have a great diet and reduce your fat level but also these exercises will help you build up those abdominal muscles Perform Crunches (with or without mat) This is for the lower abs. Lie down on the floor and cross your arms in front of your chest. (Do not place both hands behind your head. Placing both hands behind your head can cause lower back problems in … [Read more...] about 7 Great Ab Exercises
I have to admit that I love my Fitbit. When I first got it I wondered if it was really possible to get 10,000 fitbit steps in a single day. There is some research that proves that 10,000 steps in a day has real health benefits. In fact I have written about my Fibit a couple of times here on the site, and the fact that it has been on my arm for well over a year is a testament to how it has affected my life. So since the beginning of using my Fitbit I have tried to setup my day to get my … [Read more...] about 12 Steps I Follow To Guarantee 10,000 FitBit Steps A Day
I have written before and I am sure I will write again about the amazing advantages to doing compound exercises. As a reminder, a compound exercise is one where you have many muscles involved in an exercise instead of an isolated exercise. A few examples of compound exercises are squats, bench press, deadlifts. Isolated exercise examples would be tricep push downs, Flyes, and bicep curls. Squats are A Fantastic Exercise One of the greatest exercises of them all is the squat. Squats will … [Read more...] about 30 Day Squat Challenge with Guide and Video
It is no big secret that exercise, proper nutrition, getting plenty of rest and drinking lots of water throughout the day is a proven recipe for health. Regarding exercise, is there a particular time of day when working out or staying physically active will deliver greater rewards? The answer to that question seems to be "yes", and the time you should be exercising is in the morning. When you are productive in any area of your life, you enjoy less stress and anxiety, more happiness and a … [Read more...] about Can Morning Exercise Make You More Productive During the Day?
I like Youtube, actually I think I love Youtube. I get lots of great information and learn so many things. And of course there are the trolls making comments that drive me crazy!! But sometimes you find a video that really touches a nerve. A video that tells you something that is contrary to a long held truth and it makes you really questions what is right and wrong. Well I found a video like that today. This is a video by Vince Delmonte. Vince gets some flack in weightlifting circles … [Read more...] about What If All We Know About Weightlifting Is Wrong?
I received an email from the creator of Turbulence Training and that is a guy named Craig Ballantyne. Craig told a story about how he created Turbulence Training and the techniques the way he made them but the part I was most interested to show you was the way that his Turbulence Training workouts look. Hidden at the bottom of the story was this bit. I remember the exact day and exact workout that this all came together into the Turbulense Training program. It hit me as I was … [Read more...] about Sample Turbulence Training Workout
I always worry about how people get started or restarted doing exercise. The trouble is that we are all excited to get started and run or workout and feel tired but the next day for a week wake up in excruciating pain and do not want to ever go through that again. I know this because I have done that too. I find that for the first week or two that you start or restart serious exercise it is best to ramp yourself up. We all want to be instantly fit but you have to work up to it or you … [Read more...] about How hard to push when starting exercise
Travel exercise, Working out and being healthy when out of town on business can be very difficult. Just ask anyone that does a lot of traveling and you will hear the not so glamorous story or too much fatty restaurant food and no exercise while working in a hotel room in the evening. I still remember how exciting it was to stay in hotels and have the company pay the restaurant food bills but by the time I go home a week later I was not feeling very well. I really took this memory to heart … [Read more...] about Travel Exercise And Health
I have not written too much about this program in the past but Tom Venuto, who is famous for Burn the Fat Feed the Muscle, is launching a new program called Holy Grail Body Transformation. The 2016 version of this program has just launched and as part of this Tom has been giving out free reports letting people see a glimpse of what there is in the program. Free Burning Fat and Building Muscle Reports This is what is included in these free reports. Grab them today before they are … [Read more...] about Free Burning Fat and Building Muscle Reports
I have been aware of running correctly for a long time but one of the great things that you can do in the Summer as a runner is sit on a bench and watch the runners go by. The Globe and Mail newspaper has a great article about how you should run and how badly some people run. The trouble is that you can not see yourself while you are running so you just might be running the wrong way and this can hurt you over the long term...a lot. “A lot of people hire a water delivery service when running … [Read more...] about Running Correctly – Body Mechanics of Running