The magic fingers (completing a heavy bench press rep with the help of two fingers from a spotter) and the rejuvenating effect of a cold bath after a monster workout are two wonders of sports training.
Fasted cardio has been a technique that has been suggested by many fitness enthusiasts over the years as a superior method to burn fat. The idea is that by performing cardio in the fasted state before you eat in the morning, the calories you burn will be a greater percentage from fat, and lead to superior overall fat loss.
John Cissik from Texas Woman's University, in a review of literature, concluded that there is little evidence for specifically targeting core muscles using exercise balls and unstable surfaces.
Powerful and thick thighs require gut-busting exercises like squats and leg presses. However, once you have acquired adequate thigh mass and strength, you should consider adding some balance and sharpness to the muscle bellies in your thighs.
College students rode a stationary bike for 30 minutes on three different occasions while listening to music played at a normal, slow, or rapid cadence. The test subjects rode harder when listening to faster music and performed less exercise in response to slower music.
Let’s be honest, walking on a treadmill for an hour is about as exciting as a marathon debate on C-Span 2. That’s why when I post my fat burning workouts, I make sure to keep it fresh so it doesn’t get stale. You’ll never see, “Walk on a slight incline for an hour,” as my fat-burning workout of the day. I’m mixing methods, keeping it fresh and, most of all, keeping it intense.
As a personal trainer, I can honestly say that this question is probably the most frequent question I am asked. The reason behind it is that everyone at some point of his/her life will want to lose fat.
Canadian researchers caused a stir when they discovered that short bouts of 30-second high-intensity exercise produced changes similar to prolonged endurance training programs.
Check out this motivational video of IFBB Physique Pro Regei Simmons' in action.