Getty ImagesJohner Images When you finish an intense track workout, you know you’ve burned a significant number of calories. But what you may not realize is that your body continues to burn them even when you’re done running. This process is called excess post-exercise oxygen consumption (EPOC), and it’s what people generally refer to as the “afterburn effect.” Advertisement - Continue Reading Below We spoke with two certified strength and conditioning specialists to get the basics on what EPOC actually is and what it means for runners.What Is EPOC?EPOC is simply your body’s way of cooling down after exercise. Our bodies use oxygen to produce energy while we’re exercising, and exercise that uses more oxygen—anything that’s high-intensity, such as an interval workout—burns more calories. Running Strong, which offers coaching and rehabilitation services to runners. It expends energy to help accomplish this. As a result, … [Read more...] about How Many Calories Do You Really Burn Once Your Workout Is Over?
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Some exercises are more common than others when it comes to building a workout routine. Squats for sculpting that booty. Pushups for upping your arm strength. And when you need a little cardio hit? Well, cue the jumping jack.A building block of fitness since the days of the first VHS workout (here’s looking at you, Jane Fonda), jumping jacks—a movement that requires you to simultaneously jump your feet out to the side and raise your arms above your head, then immediately reverse the motion by jumping back to start—are a simplistic, total-body burner.“Jumping jacks elevate the heart rate and lungs, creating a cardio and caloric burn equivalent to running sprints,” says Heidi Jones, founder of the all-female fitness crew Squad WOD, and instructor for live-streaming workout platform Fortë. “Jumping jacks also activate the muscles in your legs, booty, arms, back, and abs. Also: they work coordination and flexibility in the shoulders and … [Read more...] about The Cardio Move You Can Add To Any Workout To Burn More Calories
Should your fitness routine consist only of HIIT workouts? Probably not. But, incorporating high-intensity intervals into your training schedule a few times per week can help you see results faster, says CrossFit trainer Hannah Eden, creator of the 28-Day Fat Torch guide.In fact, compared to steady cardio exercise, HIIT burns more fat. One study published in the International Journal of Obesity had participants exercise over a 15-week period of time. Researchers found that fat mass decreased much more for the people who performed just 20 minutes of cycling intervals, three times a week, compared to people who did 40 minutes of steady cycling the same number of times per week.More fat burn in less time is just one of the many reasons why interval workouts rock. Eden also notes that HIIT workouts are super enjoyable and efficient. Here, inspired by her 28-Day Fat Torch guide, Eden gives us nine reasons why every training schedule should incorporate … [Read more...] about This Workout Keeps Burning Calories For Hours After You’re Done
If the next frontier in the fitness tech revolution has its way, your step-counting smart watch is going to seem simple. Why? Because artificial intelligence innovators have their eyes set on bringing the most sophisticated experience into fitness training. That means full body monitoring and real-time feedback without having to check your wrist.It seems like a wildly ambitious goal, but if things go according to plan, AI coaching will be able to guide you through everything from form and recovery to metrics and goals while improving your individual results. This future of personal training has earned the attention of the brightest minds in fitness tech and took center stage during the FitnessTech Summit at CES 2018, when Steven Webster, the CEO of Asensei, and Joni Kettunen, the CEO of Firstbeat Technologies, presented their takes on the future of coaching during their presentation, "Connected Coaching: AI Makes It Personal."“This is a new category of product distinct from the … [Read more...] about CES 2018: Everything You Need to Know About Connected Workouts So Far
Floyd "Money" Mayweather is retired for good this time, apparently. He took the stage at the 2018 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas to debut Mayweather Boxing + Fitness, a new multi-pronged venture to get you in shape, Mayweather-style.The highlight of the venture is a virtual reality workout experience that lets users spar with and get coached by a virtual Floyd. Mayweather will also be opening brick-and-mortar gyms around the world, starting with a facility in Los Angeles that's said to be opening in three weeks' time. It'll offer a 32-person group workout class that combines bag routines with functional training. Finally, there's also a soon-to-be-released app that'll give you personalized, Mayweather-approved training plans.After the presentation, Men's Health talked to Mayweather about his new venture, retirement plans, his penchant for carrying tens of thousands of dollars in cash always, and the repeated domestic violence offender's take on the #MeToo movement. Here's our … [Read more...] about Floyd Mayweather Talks New Boxing VR Workout, Launching Gym Chain and #MeToo Movement