Stamina Body Trac Glider 1050 Rowing Machine Review

Stamina Body Trac Glider 1050 Rowing Machine Review Stamina Body Trac Glider 1050 Rowing Machine Review Rowing is a great full-body cardio-vascular exercise that is able to work the major muscle groups such as the legs, arms, abs and back. The Stamina Body Trac Glider 1050 Rowing Machine is an affordable entry-level rowing machine that you may want to consider for your home or apartment. The Trac Glider 1050 has a small size, which makes it perfect if you have limited space, and is very affordable. It is an entry-level…

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The Three Energy Systems

The Three Energy Systems The Three Energy Systems The first way the body gets ATP is through the phosphagen system, also known as the ATP-CP system, which uses the ATP stored in the muscles to supply that energy. The body can store enough ATP at any one time to allow for around 3 seconds of full powered exertion (a little more or a little less depending on your physical fitness and various other factors), at which point it will need to look elsewhere. Fortunately breaking the ATP molecules results in…

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Cardio Training, Then and Now

Cardio Training, Then and Now Cardio Training If you want to build muscle, then you need to cause muscle damage and metabolic stress. By lifting weights, you can cause a build-up of damage and this will provide precisely the stimulation you need to trigger muscle growth during rest. To lose fat, improve your fitness and get better health though, you need to use cardiovascular training. Cardiovascular training is any type of training that involves exerting yourself for an extended period of time. Very often this will mean running long distances,…

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Why Does Exercise Feel Bad?

Why Does Exercise Feel Bad? Why Does Exercise Feel Bad? A lot of people will try and tell you that exercise will feel really good. Normally these are people with something to sell but they can also include friends and colleagues who seem to have an unhealthy love of exercise and want to recommend it to everyone that they meet. The rest of us know different. When you first start trying to exercise on a regular basis it is far from fun. Sure, there might be some ‘runners’ high’ effect,…

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Top Exercises to Use With HIIT

Top Exercises to Use With HIIT Top Exercises HIIT is high intensity interval training. By now, most of us will know what this term means and be familiar with how to go about using it. Simply put, it means that you are going to be alternating between periods of high intensity (normally at around 90-100% of your MHR) and periods of relatively low intensity and recovery (at around 70% of your MHR). What this does, is to deplete your stores of glycogen and ATP, so that the only way your…

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The Best Diet and Supplement Regime to Combine With HIIT

The Best Diet and Supplement Regime to Combine With HIIT The Best Diet and Supplement So you just discovered HIIT? No doubt you’re loving just how easy it is to get a fat burning, calorie melting workout in now and you’re getting a kick out of pushing yourself so hard. But while you’re probably feeling great, you should know that fat loss and muscle gain do not happen in the gym or on the track. Rather, they happen in the kitchen. If you really want to make the very most…

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Some Exciting Training Methods You Probably Haven’t Heard of That Will Transform Your Training

Some Exciting Training Methods You Probably Haven’t Heard of That Will Transform Your Training Exciting Training Methods There are several new training protocols out there at the moment that have captured the imagination of the web’s fitness enthusiasts. These include concepts like HIIT and tabata. Kettlebell workouts are big at the moment too. But these are just two types of training that you can use to mix things up and see better results. And actually, there are many more exciting and alternative ways to train like this that simply haven’t…

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How Your Body Uses Energy As You Continue to Train

How Your Body Uses Energy As You Continue to Train How Your Body Uses Energy As You Continue to Train When you first start working out, your body will go through a number of changes. These changes are designed to provide you with more energy and your ability to recruit that energy as and when you need it, is one of the biggest factors in determining how fit you are and how well you’re able to train. It’s also what controls the amount of fat you’re able to lose in…

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How to Design a MetCon Circuit for Maximum Weight Loss and Muscle Building

How to Design a MetCon Circuit for Maximum Weight Loss and Muscle Building How to Design a MetCon Circuit for Maximum Weight Loss and Muscle Building If you take a look on YouTube for a workout, you’ll find that they often come in the form of ‘ten-minute whole body routines’ and the like. These are designed as circuits and they usually incorporate a range of exercises such as squats, clapping press ups, bicep curls and tuck jumps. In theory, this type of workout can be highly beneficial for both building…

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How to Burn Fat without Losing Muscle

How to Burn Fat without Losing Muscle How to Burn Fat without Losing Muscle A lot of bodybuilders still rely on going through bulking and cutting cycles in order to get the incredible physiques that they display on stage. This makes sense because it is the quickest and most efficient way to add muscle. Adding muscle means being in a calorie surplus. The more calories you consume, the more anabolic your body will be – the more testosterone will be washing around your body and the less likely you will…

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How High Intensity Interval Training challenges the Body and Improves Fat Loss

How High Intensity Interval Training challenges the Body and Improves Fat Loss How HIIT Challenges the Body and Improves Fat Loss If you’ve read just about any fitness blog, magazine or website in recent years, then you’ll likely have come across HIIT. HIIT: high intensity interval training. Sprinting at maximum heartrate for a short period of time and then switching to a slower form of exercise for a couple of minutes to recover before starting the whole cycle again. This type of training is all the rage because it is…

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How to Learn to Love Running

How to Learn to Love Running Hate Cardio? Here’s How to Make it a Part of Your Routine Some people love running and are absolutely addicted to it. Everyone else struggles to understand how they possibly got to this point. After all, running is slow, painful, boring and makes you feel sick. What’s to like? A lot of us want to love running because we know it’s good for us. We want to be fitter, we want to lose weight and we want to spend more time outside. But when…

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