If you're looking to get in shape in a group setting, there are plenty of fancy, overly complicated fitness classes ready to take your money. But science says there’s nothing quite as effective as a good ol’ fashioned boot camp workout.A recent study done by the American Council on Exercise (ACE) looked into the effectiveness of boot camp workouts and found them to be one of the best group exercise options. The workouts, typically made up of simple bodyweight movements with minimal equipment, are not only great for losing weight and building strength, but also for training people to get through their day-to-day activities more effectively. Advertisement - Continue Reading Below To look at the effectiveness of boot camp workouts, researchers put six men and six women, all between the ages of 19 and 29, through a 40-minute boot camp workout and measured their oxygen consumption, caloric burn, and heart rate.FUNCTIONAL TRAININGTraining your body to get through daily … [Read more...] about Why Boot Camp Workouts Are So Effective, According to Science
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While the old thinking was that long, steady-state cardio sessions were best for burning fat, we now know that intense, fast-paced cardio is much more effective, says Buckley. "For maximum fat-burning and body-sculpting results, you need varied, intense workouts that include short intervals which leave you totally spent," she says. Researchers hypothesize that this contributes to your body's "after-burn" effect, where you continue to burn calories long after your workout is finished. Hope Pedraza, an ACSM personal trainer and the creator of inBalance, a San Antonio-based fitness and wellness studio, suggests doing intervals that alternate between exercises that work different muscle groups. After a 10-minute warm-up, spend 30 seconds doing as many reps as possible of squats, push-ups, kettlebell swings, and single-arm rows. In fact, choose any of your favorite exercises—just make sure you alternate between exercises that work different muscle groups, which will help certain … [Read more...] about 8 Best Workouts To Target Belly Fat
Calories are those little units of energy we consume whenever we eat, well, anything. And they are arguably the most talked-about part of any weight-loss journey.The general rule is that if you eat more calories than you use, you’ll gain weight. And if you take in fewer calories than you use, you’ll lose weight. And if those numbers are more or less even, your weight will stay about the same. It seems simple, but the number of calories you need to lose weight, maintain weight, or gain weight from lean muscle depends on your activity levels, body size, hormones, sleep, and more, explains registered dietitian Wesley Delbridge, R.D., a spokesman for the Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics. So figuring out how many calories you need per day can be crazy-complicated.And, it's also important to remember that, when it comes to cutting calories for weight loss, lower is not always better. According to the American College of Sports Medicine, your calories should never … [Read more...] about How Many Calories Do I Need To Lose Weight?
Winter wants you to fail. It’s cold, it’s dark, there are cookies everywhere. And thanks to those well-intentioned resolutions, there are now goals to fall short of. Reports indicate that as many as 80 percent of New Year’s resolutions—many of them being losing weight—go unfulfilled by February. And while bomb cyclones and perilously icy sidewalks abound, your excuses have no place in these winter months.Introducing your new, 10-dollar, calorie-torching ally: the jump rope.A widely cited study found that jumping rope is one of the most effective cardio exercises out there—and it can whip you into shape with just a few minutes a day of skipping. In the study, after six weeks of daily 10-minute jump-rope exercises, participants demonstrated the same levels of improvement to their cardiovascular health as individuals who jogged for 30 minutes a day. As it turns out, just jumping up and down is a more efficient workout than pounding the … [Read more...] about Why Jumping Rope Is the Best Total-Body Workout You Haven’t Tried Yet
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