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...
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
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
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. [...]
Cardio or weights for fat loss? If your primary goal is fat loss, shouldn't you just focus on cardio and hold off on the weight training? And if they say you can't gain muscle when you're [...]