Exercise variables

Any training program must continually progress over time in order to continue achieving results. Equally, a single workout must account for specific training variables which, when added together, account for the progression of the overall training program. The design of a single workout routine will absolutely affect the overall result of the workout program as a whole. …

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How to weight lift for weight loss

There are three methods that can be used to lose weight when weight lifting. Two of them involve how you split up your major muscle groups, and the third involves incorporating cardio into your weight training routine. All of them are effective for weight loss. The one you use depends on your experience and training goals. 1. …

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The basics of metabolism

Though some of the factors that affect your metabolic rate can’t be changed, there are ways to maximize your metabolism. Among the best ways is exercise. This includes aerobic workouts, to burn more calories in the short term, and weight training to build the muscles that will boost your metabolism in the long run. Since muscle burns …

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7 basic human movements

There are seven basic human movement patterns. These patterns are the foundation for all human movement. When you understand basic movements, you will have a better idea of how to improve your exercise programming. 1. Push: Walking, picking something up off the ground with your legs, and lifting something over your head are all pushing movements. Exercises …

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5 ways to feel more confident in the gym

For most people, particularly when you first start going, the gym can be an intimidating environment. There seem to be so many people around that “look better than you” or you just tend to feel self-conscious about how you are dressed, how to use the various equipment, or that that you use small weights. I …

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How to instantly take 30-seconds off your two-mile run time

I see a lot of runners with a slow, labor-intensive gait, and it is killing their run time. Learning proper form is just as important to running as it is to weight lifting. When you move more efficiently, you use less energy to achieve the same result. The energy saved is then put toward the …

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