I am sitting at my desk sweating like crazy as I type this. Why? Because I just did a high intensity workout at home. If you want to sweat as much as I am, and burn hundreds of calories in a short amount of time, keep reading for the workout I just completed. Read more
When it comes to fat loss, we all have our trouble spots. Weight loss goals are often focused on targeting those trouble spots. For example, people want to learn what exercises can burn stomach fat or give them “wedding dress arms”. The idea that we can achieve spot reduction is one of the biggest fat loss misconceptions.
In our last blog post, we introduced you to interval training. Because interval training is all about hard bursts of work followed by short rest periods, we will help you determine how long your rest and workout periods should be. We will also give you some exercise suggestions.
When most people think about carving workout times into their schedules, they think about adding at least an hour. In reality, if you have 10-20 minutes, you can get an excellent workout — regardless of whether you have time to go to the gym and regardless of what workout materials you have at home.
Many people struggle with planning a workout at the gym. Maybe you’re one of them. NASM teaches that there are two commonly used systems for a workout: horizontal loading and vertical loading. What are the differences, and which one works best for you?
I have a boss who routinely tells us to work smarter, not harder. His theory is that working more efficiently will position us to achieve more. For our 9-5 jobs in Eagan, it works great.
In the gym, however, the exact opposite is usually true. Forcing your body to be inefficient will help you burn more calories during your workout.
If your main concern is burning off the extra calories you ate at Thanksgiving — as well as the calories you plan on eating at Christmas — you likely have one main concern. How can I burn the most calories during my workout?
Most people in the Twin Cities do not want to spend their lives in the gym. We’re looking for efficient workouts that will quickly burn as many calories as possible. As a result, many people wrestle with the common debate as to which burns more calories — strength training or cardio.