Circuit training is a workout routine that combines cardiovascular fitness and resistance training. It was first proposed in the late 1950s as a method to develop general fitness. The initial routines were arranged in a circle, alternating betwee... Read more
"Time is money," Benjamin Franklin advised a young tradesman in a 1748 essay. Although we don’t know to what extent he applied Franklin’s wisdom, most of us do understand the implications of this adage in our own lives. When it... Read more
We've already debunked some outdated diet rules, but what about fitness? Just as there is plenty of questionable diet and weight-loss advice going around, some exercise "rules" that people live by are downright misleading, misguided or... Read more
Remember when you were a kid and claimed that your dog ate your homework, when really you just didn't get around to writing your book report? Of course, your teacher knew you were fibbing. While most of us are past blaming the dog instead of taki... Read more
When you think about “fitness classes,” what images come to mind? Do you picture skinny people (leg warmers included) jumping around and kicking their legs to loud music? Although that might have been the case 10 or 20 years ago, the late... Read more
I need to add strength training to my routine.
My complex has a little home gym for such things, but I'm wondering which ones I can do to atart.
I remember there used to be a list of beginner and advanced ones on the old SP, but I don't know w... Read more
question for those that have hit goal weight and are maintaining. How long did it take you to find "the sweet spot" for your nutrition macros? The closer I get to my goal the more I worry about this. My eating habits have become so automatic now... Read more
So here is a brief idea about my weight loss history. I have lost 16 kilos, i used to do a bit of low carbing, and a bit of just plain calorie counting, with lots of exercise. I have been through a plateau for almost 7 months now, t... Read more
Anyone prediabetic that has random weight gain? What is working for you ? I am going back and forth with the same few pounds? I go to gym class 6 out of 7 days. Walk 3 to 5 miles daily and track honestly. Thoughts?... Read more
Everytime I feel like I'm not loosing any weight anymore, I go outside and do a circuit weight training. (6-8 different weight training exercises doing 2-3 sets of 12 of each exercise) Mostly working the bigger muscle groups. This always seams to... Read more
"Zero in to tackle your trouble zones and lose up to 5 pounds a week! Eliminate love handles, muffin tops, and wobbly arms for good!" That's what Jillian Michaels' new DVD, No More Trouble Zones, promises to deliver. Her people contacted us to see if... Read more
This is a loaded question! If you ask 10 different trainers, you'd get 10 different answers. One trainer's answer is likely to be based on what they've seen help clients get the best results or their own personal preference for one type o... Read more
Well, I started my circuit weight training class this past Monday and I'm so excited! Its at a local junior college and it's 4 days a week for 6 weeks. We do 5 mins of cardio, then 5 mins of strangth training, then 5 minutes of cardio and back and... Read more
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