Would you like to swap your usual workout out for one that's just four minutes long? Of course you would! Well, that's the allure of Tabata training, a type of super high-intensity interval training that is becoming more and more popular.
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SparkPeople’s Exercise Reference Guides offer an in-depth look at the principles of fitness.
We often hear a lot about aerobic or “cardio” exercise and how it improves fitness, reduces one’s risk of lifestyle diseases, an... Read more
If I told you that there was a way to burn more calories, lose more fat, and improve your cardiovascular fitness level while spending less time doing cardio, you’d probably reach for your phone to report me to the consumer fraud hotline, right?... Read more
If you’re getting bored with your normal strength training routine, or if you’re not getting the results you’re looking for, think about trying HIT: High Intensity Training.
HIT is a specialized approach to strength training th... Read more
One of the most common mistakes new exercisers make is not measuring the intensity of their cardio workouts. Guidelines say that aerobic exercise should be “moderate” or “challenging,” but what does that feel like? You might m... Read more
I do cardio mostly Tae-bo videos that are about an hour long each. I tell myself 30 mins is plenty but when I get there, I don't feel happy with myself because the dvd is still going. Like I finish doing 30 mins, see the dvd still has another 30 to g... Read more
Hi When i go walk the trail ir lake when i break i like to do a plank or push ups is there anyother workouts i can do outside on my break when walking. For ex. I walk 1 mile do a plank for 1 min.... Read more
What variations on interval training or high intensity interval training are people doing, and what's working for fat loss? I've read a lot lately on it as opposed to steady state cardio. Any insights?... Read more
Exercising with periods of high intensity and alternating them with periods of low intensity keeps me burning calories far after I've stopped working out. Intervals can speed up weight loss. It has mine!... Read more
If I overeat or have a high calorie snack I don't go to pieces, berate myself or give up. I sit down, and figure how to make up for it, such as exercising at a higher intensity. In the past I would call myself a failure and give up. No more!... Read more
The information on cardio machines can be deceiving. The "fat burning zone" is a myth that is based on a fact, but taken out of context. It's true that higher intensity exercise uses more glucose and glycogen (the form of energy yo... Read more
These days, high intensity interval training is hot. More and more exercise researchers are discovering that steady state cardio still does a body good—but pushing your body during shorter bursts of high intensity effort can achieve similar&mda... Read more
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