Cardio For Those Who Hate Cardio

If you know me, you know I hate cardio. Really hate it. Clarification – I hate “traditional” cardio. Long, boring, steady state, make-me-wanna-stab-myself cardio. I also despise “stupid” cardio. You know, burpees, mountain climbers and all that crap. Just dumb. But I like how cardio makes my body feel and how it keeps my heart… Continue reading Cardio For Those Who Hate Cardio

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Time of Day Effects Your Body’s Response to Exercise: Studies

Two papers appearing April 18 in the journal Cell Metabolism confirm that the circadian clock is an important factor in how the body responds to physical exertion. The studies focused on different components of exercise, thereby complementing each other. Based on this work alone, it’s too early to say when the best time is for… Continue reading Time of Day Effects Your Body’s Response to Exercise: Studies

Podcast: The Fools on the Treadmills

“Walk the pounds off!” “Jog to lose weight!” You’ve been told all your life that low-intensity, steady-state cardio for long periods of time is the best way to lose weight, get heart-healthy and look great. So why aren’t all those people slogging along on treadmills impressive physical specimens? Because it’s a lie! Cardio is crap,… Continue reading Podcast: The Fools on the Treadmills

This is Cardio That Actually Works! (Video)

This. Is. Cardio! Well, it’s actually metabolic conditioning, which is what the majority of your clients and athletes really need. MetCon conditions the body to use energy better, remain stronger longer and look way better than ‘cardio’ ever could. Strength and power based activities performed intensely for short bouts. Repeat over time with minimal rest… Continue reading This is Cardio That Actually Works! (Video)

Get Fitter by Taking the Stairs: Study

It just got harder to avoid exercise. A few minutes of stair climbing, at short intervals throughout the day, can improve cardiovascular health, according to new research from kinesiologists at McMaster University and UBC Okanagan. The findings, published in the journal Applied Physiology, Nutrition and Metabolism, suggest that virtually anyone can improve their fitness, anywhere,… Continue reading Get Fitter by Taking the Stairs: Study

Podcast: 7 Questions Women Ask About Strength Training

  For a long time, women thought weight training was for men or athletes or “someone else.” Not anymore. We’ve learned that strength training has so many benefits for women that we simply can’t pretend it ISN’T for them! Join me as I explore 7 common questions I’ve gotten over the last 2+ decades from… Continue reading Podcast: 7 Questions Women Ask About Strength Training

Over-training? 9 Signs to Watch For

When you were a kid, did you ever over-indulge in something you loved? Maybe you ate ice cream, pizza or some other treat until your belly felt like it would bust. Maybe you spent too many hours in front of the TV or playing video games and your eyes got all googly and blurry.  … Continue reading Over-training? 9 Signs to Watch For

Is Cardio or Strength Training Better for Obese Kids?

What exercise program can best fight the “epidemic” of teen obesity? According to a study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) Pediatrics, by combining aerobic exercise with resistance training. The Healthy Eating Aerobic and Resistance Training in Youth (HEARTY) study, led by researchers at the University of Calgary and University of… Continue reading Is Cardio or Strength Training Better for Obese Kids?

9 Reasons Women Don’t Lose Weight

  1. Your mindset sucks (you’re “trying” again. Screw that, just effing do it!) Ok, so maybe it really isn’t THAT simple. But it kinda is. How many times have you “tried” to lose the weight? You know, once and for all? Maybe you even lost a bunch of weight once (twice? 3 or 4… Continue reading 9 Reasons Women Don’t Lose Weight

The Fools on the Treadmills…

A word or two on cardio For what seems like a million years, we’ve been told that “cardio” will make us lean and healthy. Doctors told us our cardiovascular health depended on it. Pop-culture magazines touted “walk the weight off” programs that were easy-peasy. Steady state, low-impact, low-intensity cardio was what we all needed to… Continue reading The Fools on the Treadmills…