Question: At what times to static exercises become strength, hypertrophy, or endurance? For example, would holding L sits for 3 sets for 30 seconds be considered strength? What if I could do 90 seconds, would it then be endurance? Just wondering what the times are since for movement exercises its usually 3-5 for strength 5-12
Do burpees burn fat? Burpees are a great cardiovascular exercise used in fat burning programs. The exercise can also be used with many other bodyweight calisthenics exercise to produce maximum results. This exercise is not the best for muscle building, however.
Question: I want to have a six pack for the summer, so I went to a nutritionist and had her design a fat loss meal plan for myself. She calculated my calorie burn to 3056 per day and designed a meal plan of 2000 calories per day to lose 1 kg (2 lbs) per week.
Image by Nadeem I’m not a bodybuilder! I’m not a Crossfit athlete! No matter how many times I try to tell people that I do not belong to a particular category of fitness, people still tend to categorize me! “Oh but you’re a bodybuilder,” says a customer at my Dad’s store while we’re talking about
Are you an athlete looking for that edge? You can easily boost your muscular endurance, power, and strength with bodyweight movements. Well, not easy. It’s going to take hard work. All you need is the right program. Luckily for you, Craig Ballantyne has hundreds of great workouts to choose from in his Bodyweight Deluxe package.
For those that are not familiar with Tabata training, it is simply a unique interval scheme that involves performing 20 seconds of exercise followed by 10 seconds of rest. You are to perform this sequence 7 more times, for a total of 4 minutes of training. Over the years, the benefits of this technique have
Are your strength gains declining? Don’t worry. It’s normal. As you progress, your body will adapt to what you put it through. This means that you’ll become more efficient at the lifts you perform. To get past the sticking point, change the lifts you do, change your rep/set scheme, and change your intensity level. The
Strength is the backbone of every goal. Whether you want to lose fat, build muscle, improve your health, or become a superior athlete, strength is where it all starts. I have created a 12-week program to help you improve your strength levels. This workout is a beginner program. The lifts in this routine can be
Image by Rockin’ Rob In the last installment, we went over how to choose the right training split and how to organize your exercises based on that split. I hope now you have a rough schedule set up.The next step is to determine how many repetitions to perform per exercise. Use the following table as
You ever watch that show “Ninja Warrior?” Ninja Warrior is a tournament held in Japan that has individuals try to get through a nearly impossible obstacle course. These obstacle courses don’t require brute strength and incredible endurance. What they require is the ability to move your own bodyweight effectively through space. The athletes who actually