What is the best time of day to work out? I wouldn’t blame you if you were confused about this because everyone seems to have an opinion: Conventional wisdom says train in the morning to start your day right. But some coaches argue that it's better to train later in the day due to circadian rhythms. New research has shed some light on the "best time to train," including the best time to lift if you want to gain muscle...
Walking is great for your health, including reducing stress. Recent research says walking in nature is even better. The Japanese call it "forest bathing" (Shinrin-Yoku). Sounds kind of esoteric, even "woo-woo" but the science is there. Read this post to see what the latest studies say
Many people would like to get more active by walking more and upping their step count. The problem is, they're intimidated by the 10,000 steps goal or they think it's impossible, either due to their current fitness and stamina levels being low, or even more often, because they don't have more time to commit to it. The truth is, while 10,000 a day is a challenge, it may be easier than you think when you know how... Here are 40 simple ways to do it
For several years now, there has been a theory that when you exercise more, some of the increased calorie burn is "cancelled" because your basal metabolic rate decreases. An internationally publicized study now appears to confirm this, showing 27.7% "energy compensation." This has caused a number of fitness influencers to start claiming exercise doesn't work for weight loss and that "Weight loss is all diet." But what does a closer look at this research really say? Tom Venuto digs deeper and clears up the controversy...
"You can't out train a bad diet." Basically, this trite saying is trying to convey the idea that if you don’t control your food intake and balance it with your activity, so you sustain a caloric deficit, you won’t lose weight regardless of how much you exercise. Re-stated this way, in the context of energy balance, I don’t think anyone would disagree. However, I'm here to explain how this phrase has gone wrong...
It’s frustrating when you can't do a single pull-up or chin-up. But with proper training, anyone can get better at these exercises in a simple and predictable way. It just requires some hard work using the right tools for the job. One of those tools is the Assisted Pull-up using a band
Most people struggle with pull-ups, and many can’t do a single unassisted rep. In this post, you’ll learn 7 tips to increase your pull-up reps – whether you’re trying for your first strict pull-up, or your first 10 reps, 20 reps, or beyond - like Tom, who recently hit his personal record of 30 reps
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 [...]
During a time of crisis, I think the first important thing to remember is that it will pass. So hang in there and stay strong. The second thing is that staying [...]
Some people may be thinking, "Impossible! You can't even maintain, let alone improve, when you have to deal with airports, business meetings, all-day seminars, hotels, mini-bars, room service food on speed-dial, restaurants and all that travel stress." Actually, in most cases, yes you can stay in shape while traveling, and even get in better shape, if you really want to, and here's how