CALORIES-IN AND CALORIES-OUT: ENERGY EXPENDITURE MODELS Whether you’re a frequent flyer at the gym, a weekend warrior, or thinking about starting to workout, you’ve no doubt been faced with an energy expenditure scenario. Energy expenditure is the rate at which our bodies burn calories, and is connected to the rate at which we
JUST START: WHY THERE IS NO PAUSE BUTTON ON YOUR HEALTH Undertaking new health endeavors can be intimidating for even the most seasoned fitness veterans. Changing the way we eat, rearranging the daily routine to allow for more exercise, altering our evening schedule to try to get more sleep--it’s certainly not always easy.
ENERGY SYSTEMS AREN'T JUST FOR ATHLETES You may have heard the term “energy systems” mentioned in the gym, at practice--or perhaps your children’s practices--in fitness articles, or other health outlets. It’s a complex term that’s often referred to, and is perhaps one of the most confusing and misunderstood things about human performance. And
COMPLEXES Metabolic Resistance Training (MRT)— performing a series of resistance exercises one after the other with minimal rest periods—is a powerful tool for fat loss. It allows you to keep your heart rate high—burning more calories—while building muscle and increasing your metabolism. But while MRT training may take less time than traditional weight
BUILDING A BASEBALL OFFSEASON PROGRAM The winter months give baseball players valuable time to commit to a full off-season workout plan. Take advantage of your extra time this winter to get better at your position and get noticed by coaches next year. The key to your off-season workout plan is to have a
ARE YOU OVERLOOKING THE MOST IMPORTANT VARIABLE FOR BUILDING MORE SIZE AND ENDURANCE? Most people are familiar with training concepts like sets, repetitions, and weight. Doing a combination of more exercises, more frequently, with more weight is a well-established path toward increasing muscular size, strength and capacity. But one variable that doesn’t receive
IMPROVING AEROBIC EFFICIENCY WITHOUT BORING YOURSELF TO DEATH We know from the last post that steady-state aerobic training leads to very specific heart adaptations. These changes improve efficiency, making the cardiovascular systems better able to deliver energy and buffer fatigue during high-intensity and low-intensity exercises. They also aid in speeding up the recovery
THREE REASONS YOU STILL NEED CARDIO “I hate cardio!” “It’s a waste of time.” “Train slow, be slow!” ]In the last few years, aerobic training (aka cardio) has taken a beating. Knocked as a lumbering, inefficient relic of the past utilized by people who don’t “get it.” Why slog away on a treadmill