There are many ways to spice up your cardio. From running and sprints to biking, roller blading, and circuit training, you shouldn’t run out of interesting options to get that heart muscle pumping! A fan favorite of ours is the elliptical machine. Among many of its benefits, it is a great low-impact, full body exercise that can burn a TON of calories in a shorter amount of time. You’ve probably poked around the machine and tried various settings, but it’s time to take a minute and learn about each option, so you can maximize your workout.
The MINIMUM EFFECTIVE DOSE is simply the smallest dose that will produce a desired outcome and anything BEYOND the MED is wasteful. That being said, use this training you can do when you are stuck for time and you still want results. Follow the training below, 4 times per week for 12 -16 weeks to get the body you want. Day 1Close grip pushups 10 reps (Can be done on knees or on an incline surface)
Posted by Shane Mclean @ Monday, September 02, 2013 @ 11:50am
Running can help relieve allergy symptoms, according to a study from Thailand found. After running for 30 minutes( steady state cardio ) the allergy suffers had a 70% decrease in their symptoms. Something to consider if your suffering.
Providing you with one less excuse!
Steady state cardio if you are trying to trim a few pounds. According to The article, published in Obesity Reviews (Vol. 13 Issue 6), explained that cardio doesn't work for FOUR reasons:
•1 Some people eat more when they start a cardio program
•2 Calorie burning at rest often decreases with cardio
•3 Calorie-burning muscle tissue is often lost
•4 Cardio programs cause you to do less activity over the day
Have or are you wondering why you've hit a plateau? Or do you feel like your workouts just aren't taking you anywhere?
If you have regular medical checkups and know that your health is in good condition then it's time for some feedback on your current routine!
Get with a trainer for professional feedback. Be honest with yourself and your trainer!
Do you read while your on a cardio machine? Put that book or magazine down and get involved mentally on your workout. Pay attention to your body and how it feels. Take your focus to your intensity level.
We have less and less of it each year it seems. The demands on our time are greater. Exercise seems less of a priority. Who has an hour to train these days anyway? Here are 2 tips to make your training time more efficient.
Posted by Shane Mclean @ Wednesday, February 20, 2013 @ 12:51pm
HIIT involves alternating brief bouts of cardio ( 30 sec - 3 min) of high intensity with a rest or a recovery period. Anything can be used from a treadmill, bodyweight, bike to a rowing machine. Now this is not just for the super fit. Anyone can do this if you follow these 3 guidelines.
Posted by Shane Mclean @ Monday, February 04, 2013 @ 14:29pm