Avoiding Over-Training For Better Health

Almost everyone who is a serious athlete and plays competitively will experience symptoms of over-training at one point in their development.  Over-training can lead to serious injury, chronic fatigue, and potentially muscle mass loss.  Over-training is far too common since many athletes want to train as fast as possible to get to that next competitive level.   Training too much or at too high an intensity can create short-term and potentially long term damage to an athlete. More...

Importance of Variability in Cardiovascular Workouts

The most common cardiovascular workout consists of a 30 minute steady rate run on a treadmill, riding a stationary bike, or coasting on a elliptical machine while watching the television at their $35 per month state of the art gym.  While it is good that the individual is actively elevating their heart rate for 30 minutes and religiously doing this three to four days per week, the truth is that the value to an individual's cardiovascular system is greatly reduced after the first couple of weeks as the body becomes condition to operating in this steady state.  That is what our bodies do ...  they quickly adapt to new environments and conditions and then efficiently operate in that situation.  This is why it is important to vary the activity rate to keep the body under stress and tax the cardiovascular system. More...

Low Carbohydrate Diets

The emerging trend in dieting are low carbohydrate diets such as Atkins, South Beach, and Sonoma diets.  Everybody has heard of "low carb" weight loss.  But do they really work?  If so, are they the solution to weight loss that everybody is looking for?  No.  Most low carb diets have several problems, which make losing weight very difficult for the average dieter. More...

Benefits of Sprint Training

If you are looking to improve your physical conditioning, sprint training is one of the best cardiovascular and muscle building exercises.  Many individuals prefer sprint training because it takes less time than traditional cardio exercises that have you running on a treadmill for thirty to sixty minutes, still consumes a large amount of calories, and utilizes energy burst training that has shown to provide better cardiovascular health. More...

What Exactly is a Cardio Workout?

I had an interesting discussion yesterday with a certified professional training about what is a cardio workout and do you really need cardiovascular training to get in great shape.  Most fitness buffs and weekend warriors consider it a fact that you need cardio exercises to get in shape, lose body fat, and develop lung capacity.  You may be surprised to know that some of the leanest and meanest people never do any type of traditional cardiovascular training. More...

No Nonsense Muscle Building

No Nonsense Muscle Building, the #1 best-selling skinny guy muscle building e-book on the Internet, is an instantly downloadable 199 page muscle building manual.  The same book that is changing the lives of thousands of skinny guys and gals.  The book promises to build natural muscle mass in the shortest time possible.  More...

Counting Calories Again To Lose Weight?

It is that dreadful morning again when you look in the mirror and see that your clothes are fitting tighter than normal.  A quick recount of yesterday caloric consumption says your down from 2,000 calories per day to 1,500 per day and that 500 calorie reduction has to result in weight loss, right?  You protest that you should be loosing 1 to 2 pounds per week, not gaining weight.  Well, actually this is not exactly true.  Understand the ugly truth why focusing on strict calorie reduction does not lead to weight loss.  More...