Category Archive: Fitness

Jul 15

Basic Science Fitness Facts

Basic Science Fitness Facts

It’s time to look past all the myths and nonsense and get down to the actual science facts and findings. I have been doing some new research into fitness including weight loss, fat burning and muscle building. I wanted to know all the results and facts of the latest scientific research in the confusing world …

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May 30

Will Cardio Burn Muscle Mass

will cardio burn muscle mass

Will performing cardio exercises reduce your muscle mass and drain your strength? There seems to be a belief which is a very common one. That belief is that performing cardio will prevent muscle growth and even cause the body to burn muscle to use as energy, therefore reducing muscle mass. This is known as being …

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Feb 11

Weight Training Routines for Women

Workout Routines for Women

There are many benefits of weight training for women. However most women avoid it like the plague, because they see it as not feminine and not inline with their goals. Most women believe that cardio is the way to achieve their weight loss goals or ideal body. They fail to realise the potential benefits of …

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Feb 03

Top 10 Benefits of Weight Training

Top 10 Benefits of Weight Training

Why should you weight train? If you’re like most people, you likely believe that the only reason anyone should weight train is to bulk up and gain bigger muscles. While it’s true that the right training regimen can lead to increases in muscle size and strength, the benefits of weight training go far beyond bulking …

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Jan 26

Working out while sick, should I do it?

workout while sick

Should you be working out while sick, or should you just be resting in bed, can exercise help you recover or will it actually make you worse. There are obviously different levels and kinds of sickness so it really depends on how sick you actually are. It also depends on what sort of workout you …

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Nov 17

High Intensity Interval Training – HIIT

High Intensity Interval Training

High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) is an intense but short method of training with workouts lasting anywhere from just a few minutes to around half an hour or longer, some pre designed workouts may last longer. HIIT is a combination of cardiovascular and resistance exercises, normally no equipment is needed to perform the workouts which …

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Oct 06

Healthy Weight Chart

healthy weight chart

So how much should we actually weigh? using a healthy weight chart can give us an idea or our ideal weight based on our height. This page has a healthy weight chart which you can look over, it will give you a rough guideline of the weight you should be aiming for. However the chart …

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Aug 13

Benefits of a Strong Core

benefits of a strong core

Our core muscles are very important and it’s sometimes an neglected area however our core is the foundation to a stable and strong body. What muscles make up our core? Abdominals, muscles of the lower back, hip and pelvis. Training and strengthening these muscles will help us to keep good posture which can lead to …

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Apr 08

What are the benefits of stretching?

what are the benefits of stretching

What are the benefits of stretching? Stretching can often be overlooked when it comes to fitness and bodybuilding. However it shouldn’t be overlooked because it has many benefits. Stretching is one of the 5 components of physical fitness and having good flexibility will have a positive effect on the other forms of exercise that you …

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Mar 31

What is your Body Type?

what is your body type

The three different body types are Endomorph, Mesomorph and Ectomorph. What is your body type? and depending on what body type you are will you need to train differently or be on some kind of special diet? Ectomorph This is the naturally thin body type, they have a thin bone structure, less muscle mass and …

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