Exercises

Exercises

High Intensity Interval Training – revisted

I have spoken about high intensity interval training before in this blog and as with other concepts that have been spoken on again, I am back to providing some more information that would benefit you from using HIIT. This cardio style is generally what you see done, to provide the physique that most sprinters have. As you can see from the picture, exceedingly long sessions of cardio doesn’t yield the maximum amount of muscle but with HIIT, you can retain your muscle or even build it, while perform some intense cardio for short spurts, rather than very long ones. The thing about all these different forms of cardio, is the different tweaks that can be done to it, to keep the intensity going. There is no point to get good at something and keep at it, because that would just be you at a maintenance level rather than at a fat loss level. We all know the body is able to adapt, so once it does, this is one tweak you can make to your every loving HIIT session and keep the fat loss coming!

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The Correct Lateral Raises

This entry is going to be short and sweet, and straight to the point. Many of us have been performing certain exercises, in ways that do not directly target the muscles we’re looking to train. When we do bicep curls, some of us swing the barbell or dumbbell, without giving much resistance to the bicep itself. Did you know, it’s the negative (down movement), that is the most effective part of the bicep curl? Well, now you do. That’s why it’s always highlighted by those who are in the know, to slowly move the weight down, let the muscle completely extend and then slowly bring it back up in controlled movements. One of the best exercise to work on the peak of your bicep and really work it out, is the preacher curls. This gives you an idea, of how certain exercises, truly target the muscle group you want to. But what about the shoulders? Preacher curls is a very basic exercise and no one would deny that movement and the form involved in it, but what about lateral raises? Did you know, most likely you have been performing the lateral raises completely wrong? If you aren’t sure, keep reading to find out the proper way to perform lateral raises.

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Myofibrillar Hypertrophy

In the community of weight lifters, there are two types; bodybuilders and power lifters. The latter group focuses more on strength gains and sometimes disregards aesthetics, or physical appearance for those gains. The former group is focused on sculpting the body, to that of a Greek god. For those who may be unaware on the physiological and biological components that are involved in each type of weight lifting, power lifters focus on a different aspect of the skeletal muscle, to gain those strength. The same goes for bodybuilders, who are focusing on another type of aspect of the muscle, when it comes to their training. Just lifting up a weight and putting it down, doesn’t train all of the muscles. It’s only part of the muscles that are being trained. So, doesn’t it make sense to incorporate or develop a weight training program, that targets all of the muscles for optimum and maximum gains? Continue reading the article to learn about myofibrillar hypertrophy and why it should be incorporated into your current weight training program.

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HIIT – high intensity interval training

High Intensity Interval Training, is an awesome way to lose fat. Actually, it’s the most effective way to lose body fat, contrary to what you may think. Yes, walking on a treadmill for 30 minutes, will inevitably lead you to lose body fat if you’re caloric intake is on a deficit, but why not cut that time in half, if you can? I am going to just talk about why HIIT works, and why you should use it every now and in then in your workout and routine, towards losing weight efficiently.

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Bodyweight Exercising Part I

Sometimes it’s pretty hard to be able to get to the gym. Not only that but some of us don’t have the funds to purchase a membership at a gym. Not even $15 a month is sufficient for some people, because there’s more important things like say; food! 🙂 I am writing this article, with you in mind. Maybe you are too busy to go to a gym (which I doubt, because if you really wanted to, the time you are on the couch watching tv, you can relax and get your sweat on!), or maybe you want to start off with some body weight exercises, and then progress to a gym environment. Whatever it may be, here’s a break down on some different types of body weight exercises.

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