Interval training is a quick way to get in an intense workout. Most interval training focuses on aerobic fitness, such as sprinting or running on a treadmill, but interval training can be used to improve muscular endurance, muscle tone and conditioning as well.
In this blog post I want to highlight five common fitness failures. They're failings I've made, my clients make, and I'm sure you've dropped the ball on a couple yourself -- but they are failings we can control, even if it might prove challenging.
Hate to break it to you, but training on the cardio machines will not give you sculpted muscles all over your body! The only way to get those toned arms and tight thighs is to do a little heavy lifting.
The more you honor your integrity, the more dignity you have. Your promises to yourself must be so important and easily kept that you'll reach out and grab them every single day -- because you want what you've promised yourself!
Take a second to think about your gym routine. Got it? Now, I bet you feel pretty good about the fitness moves that you've incorporated -- you're hitting the big muscle groups, and plus, these moves are so popular that they have to be effective. Right? Wrong.
Cellulite, like male-pattern baldness (trust me) is genetics' way of reminding us that life isn't fair. Those of us who are "put out" -- but unwilling to resort to the knife -- still have some options. At least you women do. Me, I'm going to have to hope year-round hats stay in style.
March Madness is in full swing! If your favorite team is still in the lead, you may feel like you can't miss a second of the game. Rather than sacrifice your workouts all weekend because you have to keep your eye on the TV, why not work out with your friends as you watch all the fun?
Getting to your goal is going toward where you want to be, and making a comeback is going back to where you were before. Getting to a goal is a challenge that takes discipline, willpower and dedication. But making a comeback is even harder.
There is no question that in order to become skillful at any sport or fitness activity, you need to participate in and practice the activity. But if that is all that is required -- practice, practice, practice -- how come not everyone that practices a lot excels at what they do?
Maybe it's because running is so quantifiable, but most runners I know love "magic bullets." We want to improve -- it's why we run in the first place -- and we'll typically try anything (within reason) that might help us run more miles or faster times.
The patterns that you repeat on a daily basis will eventually form the identity that you believe in and the actions that you take. You can transform your identity and become the type of person who doesn't need motivation to perform well.
You don't necessarily need to go to the gym to lose weight and get healthy. Here are some simple changes we can make today to our daily lives to help burn extra calories without the hassle or anxiety that comes with a gym session.
High-intensity intervals can be classified as brief exertions of maximum output, usually in the range of 20-40 seconds of intense activity, followed by a designated resting or recovery period. You could complete an entire high-intensity workout with minimal equipment in 20 minutes or less.
As you can see, a workout to improve sports performance is a bit more complex than a weight-loss workout. But when implemented properly, it can not only help you run faster, jump higher, and push harder, but also keep you from getting injured.