Training

Cold Water Immersion Speeds Recovery

Cold Water Immersion Speeds Recovery

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

Fasted Cardio

Secret Fat-loss Weapon or Pseudoscience?

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.

Value of Core Training Questioned

Value of Core Training Questioned

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.

Carve Your Thighs

Carve Your Thighs

With Leg Extensions

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.

Fast-Tempo Music Amps-Up Workouts

Fast-Tempo Music Amps-Up Workouts

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.

Box Jumps for Cardio and Performance

Box Jumps for Cardio and Performance

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.