This is a message I just got from a friend of mine which pretty much sums up the reason exercise can't do much for weight loss unless you're really watching your calories: "30 minutes of very high intensity boxing-- dripping sweat, almost puked: probaby burned 400 calories, tops Large Powerade slush from Sonic to recover from 30 minutes of very high intensity boxing: 450 … [Read more...] about Exercise for Weight Loss
I was at the gym this morning and between sets I looked over at a man who seemed to be in his 50's about 50 pounds overweight doing one legged lateral step up's onto a bench and then into a balanced one leg dumbbell curl (while standing on the bench) I thought for sure I was going to be a witness to a hip fracture. This guy had no business doing a step up by itself let … [Read more...] about Dangerous Workouts
The Claim: Cardio on an empty stomach in the morning causes you to burn more fat than glycogen Answer: FACTOID After an overnight fast (sleeping) you will be burning a higher percentage of fact vs glycogen simply because you haven't eaten in a while. By the time you wake up your body will have burned a significant amount of the glycogen stored in your liver and will … [Read more...] about Burn more Fat Doing Cardio on an empty stomach?
The Claim: High Intensity Interval Training causes you to burn more calories than steady state cardio (given the same amount of work) Answer: FACTOID High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) is marketed as the being superior to steady state cardio for calorie burning and fat loss. From a time and efficiency stand point it might work better simply because you can get … [Read more...] about HIIT vs Steady State Cardio