You've probably heard that 10000 steps a day is a good goal. It shows that you're active, not sedentary and hitting that number decreases your risk of health problems and an early death. But recently, there's been some skepticism over the 10000 steps target. Some say it's a marketing gimmick for fitness tracker companies. Let's take a closer look, and see what the science says...
It’s a common belief, especially in the bodybuilding and physique world, that doing cardio fasted (typically first thing in the morning before breakfast) will increase fat loss. In fact, you [...]
Many fitness enthusiasts believe that unless cardio is high in intensity (like interval training or sprints), it's not beneficial ("high intensity or nothing" mentality). In a similar train of thought. Most people believe that walking [...]
At the Burn the Fat Inner Circle earlier this week, I received a question from a member which comes up with alarming frequency: “Why isn’t my cardio working?” Despite not [...]
Intensity is one of the most important training variables, and at times, it's definitely beneficial to push yourself and train with high intensity (effort level) especially if you're short on time and want efficiency. [...]
High intensity interval training or HIIT cardio has been around for years, and almost everyone has tried it, or at least heard of it. Many people swear by HIIT, for cardiovascular fitness, fat loss or both. Other [...]
Adding more cardio to your exercise regimen will only help increase your fat loss right? If all else remains equal, the answer is usually yes: more calories burned = bigger calorie deficit = more fat loss. [...]
So, you’ve started doing cardio to burn fat and get in shape. Perhaps you’ve started running every morning or taking a walk on your lunch break. Or maybe you began using the elliptical, stairclimber, or [...]
A medical doctor says marathon runners are going to drop dead of heart attacks. A diet guru says running is bad for you and you should never do it. A strength coach slams cardio, saying lifting weights and a little bit of sprint or burst training is all anyone should ever do. What a bunch of clowns... Here's what real science says...
Physique athletes (bodybuilding, fitness, fitness model, figure and bikini competitors) eat and train differently. In fact, a lot of what they do to develop the leanest, most muscular, most aesthetically pleasing bodies in the world [...]