What’s the Best Workout for Burning Fat?
Unfortunately, when it comes to losing fat, there is not any one simple method that works for everyone. In fact, every individual responds to every workout slightly differently. This means that some workouts which are great for helping certain individuals burn fat may not be as effective for certain other individuals. That being said, as a general rule of thumb, there are certain types of workouts which are better for losing weight than others. For example, we know that exercises which work out many body parts simultaneously and are weight bearing tend to burn calories at a faster rate than exercises which are more targeted to a specific body part. Continue reading Top 5 Most Common Workout Questions
Many people tend to focus on cardio workouts like running and cycling and strength exercises like weightlifting. However, these are only a small part of the overall fitness equation. Stamina can actually help boost all your other workouts by giving you the ability to work out harder and exercise longer. Every fitness aspect has an effect an effect on every other fitness aspect. For example, working out your leg muscles may allow you to run faster because you will be better able to push yourself forward with more power. Similarly, stamina is another important fitness criteria that can impact all the others. Here’s some tips on boosting your stamina: Continue reading Top 2 Ways to Boost Stamina
Fitness fads are a dime a dozen. In general, most fitness fads are too-great-to-believe products that claim to be able to help you lose huge amounts of weight in an insanely short amount of time. They pretty much never work. If you want to avoid these fads, just remember that losing weight and gaining muscle are not easy. Anyone is capable of doing it, but it takes time and hard work. As a rule of thumb, be skeptical of anything that claims to make it a breeze. With that in mind, these are the top fitness fads of the past half century that have come and gone: Continue reading Top Fitness Fads of the Last 50 Years
Experts say 2016 is going to be a big year for fitness. Americans are becoming increasingly aware of the benefits of being healthy and embracing a lifestyle that promotes fitness. New diets, new ways to work out, and fitness tracking technologies are just a few of the many fitness trends that we’re expecting to be big in 2016.
In 2015 sales of wearables that are designed to track fitness increased by over 100%. Some of the most popular fitness wearables include Fitbit, Nike Fuelband, and a variety of smartwatches including the Apple Watch. Most fitness wearables are designed to go on your wrist throughout the day. They can track things like the number of steps you’ve taken, the number of hours you sleep, and the amount of calories you burn. They can also measure important metrics for exercising such as heart rate. We expect fitness wearables to be bigger than ever this year. Continue reading Top Fitness Trends in 2016
Many individuals who want to build muscle quickly buy expensive protein powder. The reasoning behind this is that your body needs protein to build muscle. However, is expensive protein powder really necessary? The short answer is: it depends. When it comes to building muscle and consuming protein, it’s not simply a matter of more is better. Your body will only use as much protein as it needs to build the muscle. Any extra protein will be discarded (mostly through your urine). For many people, you may be spending tons of money on protein that you end up flushing down the toilet. Part of what makes this question difficult is knowing what is the right amount of protein that your body needs. Continue reading Do You Need Protein Powder to Build Muscle?
Everyone wants quick and easy results when it comes to burning fat and building muscle. Advertisements saying that a product can help you build 50 pounds of muscle in just two months can be seen all over the place. Unfortunately, chances are good that the products won’t work as advertised. The truth is, building muscle is tough. It’s something you have to work hard at – it requires both time and effort. Everyone can lose weight and build muscle, but only if they have the dedication to work hard at it. Continue reading How Fast Can You Build Muscle Naturally?