Weight Lifting 101

Aerobic vs. Anaerobic- Keep Breathing!

What’s the difference between aerobic and anaerobic exercises? I’ll make this simple: Aerobic– In the presence of oxygen Anaerobic– Without the presence of oxygen That’s the basic definition of the two general types of exercises. To be a little bit more specific, aerobic exercises are the ones that cause your heart rate to increase for an extended period of...
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Training Tips

10 Steps Towards Semi-Fasted Morning Cardio For Fat Loss

Does semi-fasted cardio help with fat loss? In the bodybuilding world, “morning cardio” or “semi-fasted cardio” is often cited as a key for getting uber-ripped.  But is it true? Recently I wrote about fasting for fat loss and muscle growth. But the concepts around semi-fasted cardio training have been around longer.  Seems like there would be conclusive science on...
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Skip Cardio??? No Way!!

I love running.  I love bodybuilding.  I keep hearing that you “can’t ride two horses”.  But I do.  True, my gains in each are probably more moderate than if I gave one up.  But being fully human means making choices to move up Maslow’s hierarchy of needs. If you get past the conditioning phase of cardio (whatever kind of...
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Say YES To Cardio

I've officially had it with fitness pros who tell people cardio is bad.
I wish I were kidding. But I'm not exaggerating here. There are fitness guys saying all cardio is bad for all people.
In fact, as a result of one of my (former) affiliate partner's recent blog posts on his site, I am now totally dropping him....
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Weight Lifting 101

The 5 Secrets of Cardio Progression

Progressive overload.

If you’ve been lifting for some time, you’ve no doubt heard that phrase.

The brief explanation: Over time, you need to consistently add work to your muscles, beyond what they are used to doing.

But What About Cardio?

How do you keep progressing in your cardio?

I mean, if your body will reach a sort of homeostasis with weight training unless you...
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Weight Lifting 101

2 Cardio Mistakes You’re Still Making

The controversies over cardio for fat loss are endless: steady state versus intervals, fed versus fasted, long and easy versus short and intense, and so on. Obviously there is a lot of interest in cardio training and how to do it right.

Sadly, most people are still doing 2 things terribly wrong and it’s killing their results……

p.s. I'm...
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Rest & Recovery

Steady State Cardio 5 X More Effective Than HIIT????

High Intensity Interval Training, or HIIT for short, has been promoted as one of the most effective training methods ever to come down the pike, both for fat loss and for cardiovascular fitness. One of the most popular claims for HIIT is that it burns “9 times more fat” than conventional (steady state) cardio. This figure was extracted from...
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