Welcome back to #WorkoutWednesday! This weekend is a BIG holiday weekend-- Independence Day. That means lots of fun and food. What better way to head into a weekend of indulgences than by getting a good workout in? ...more
HIIT or High Intensity Interval Training is rising in popularity amongst the masses at supersonic speeds. Besides body weight training, HIIT is the top fitness trend of 2014. This upbeat, fast-paced method requires dedication, commitment, stamina, and endurance, but the results are well worth the effort.
Have you ever noticed the people at the gym putting in their time on the elliptical, treadmill, or bike for 60 minutes looking bored and staying the same? Or worse, is that you? It can make you think that cardio is a waste of time! Especially when you hear that strength training increases your metabolism and burns fat (this is true and you do need to strength train). So, do we even need to do cardio to stay lean and healthy? The answer is YES! Cardiovascular training is both necessary and effective, if done correctly....more
If that's the case you shouldn't be...At least not the way in which you've learned up to this point...For many years it's been deemed have to have an hour or so of cardiovascular exercise every day inside your "fat burning zone" to lose weight.Can you imagine if this has been junk information?Are aerobics really the ideal way to lose weight?Have you ever heard of HIIT? In the event you have not then I'm sure you might have heard of strength/weight training....more
I’ve been looking for different ways I can train for my upcoming marathon. There are many sites that give great advice, but I decided to do my own research and put a program together that works for me.
Over the last couple of weeks, I’ve increased my fitness walking, with both short walks, 4-5 miles, and long walks 8.5 miles to my new high, 10 miles. Yes, I did 10 miles two days ago. It was a little bit of a struggle at the end, but I feel great.