Getty Imagesboonchai wedmakawand Walking is clearly a form of exercise but, if I'm being totally honest here, it doesn't always get taken seriously. After all, you walk to get to the gym…so does walking actually count as a workout on its own?For the record, yes, walking is a legit way to be physically active. “Like many cardiovascular exercises or activities, walking at an appropriate intensity can help strengthen your heart and make it more efficient, burn some extra calories, improve respiratory functions, and elevate your mood through the release of endorphins,” says Doug Sklar, a NASM-certified personal trainer and founder of New York City fitness training studio PhilanthroFIT.Of course, there’s a huge difference between going for a leisurely stroll and walking like you mean it. Here’s what you need to know about walking for exercise, plus how to max out your walking workout.Walking burns more calories than you think.Things like your weight, … [Read more...] about How Many Calories Can I Really Burn While Walking?
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Getting fit takes commitment but even the most dedicated of gym-goers can run short of time. Late nights in the office eat into your workout, and slogging on the Central line to a HIIT class feels inefficient when it’s the other side of town. To burn calories fast you have to raise the intensity, and for the capital’s top trainers this means getting on the jump rope. Skipping is the smartest way to whip up a sweat and accelerate your fat-burning: Gigi Hadid, Kim Kardashian and Kate Hudson say it’s their secret to staying in shape, and many of London’s expert instructors recommend it for a more efficient workout. They say it’ll help you shred fat, boost cardio and burn 1,200 calories an hour — almost double that of a spin class. “There’s so much you can do with one rope,” says former professional boxer Darren Barker as I sweat through his new High Intensity Interval Skipping (HIIS) class at … [Read more...] about The new London skipping classes burning 1200 calories an hour
Scott Douglas, The Washington Post Published 6:20 am PST, Tuesday, December 18, 2018 If you're the kind of exerciser who constantly checks your heart rate to ensure you're in the fat-burning zone, you should stop. You'll probably never meet your weight-loss goals that way. That's because there's no special fat-burning zone that's key to getting lean. Here's what you need to know about the myth and about the true relationship between exercise and weight loss. Yes, we know. If you look at the wall charts or cardio equipment in a gym, or listen to many personal trainers, you'll be indoctrinated about the "fat-burning zone." The standard advice for getting in this zone is to workout at about 60 percent of your maximum heart rate. That level of exertion is relatively low intensity; most people can talk in complete sentences while exercising at it. Working in this zone, it's said, will burn more fat and result in greater long-term weight loss, compared with doing the same … [Read more...] about Fat-burning zone is a myth in weight loss, but calories do matter
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?
Corey Jenkins/Getty Images Here’s the thing about running: If you don’t ever run fast, you’re never going to get faster. So if you’re trying to improve your running performance—even if it’s just to get those miles over with more quickly—then you need to incorporate sprint workouts into your routine.“Any running that’s faster than your current easy or conversational pace can be classified as speedwork,” says John Honerkamp, running coach and former head coach at New York Road Runners. “Running at goal race pace, track repeats, tempo runs, striders, fartleks—they all fit into the ‘speed’ category of training,” says Elizabeth Corkum, a USATF-certified running coach and senior instructor at Mile High Run Club in New York City. Advertisement - Continue Reading Below However you do it, sprint workouts are important because they help improve your form and efficiency at all paces. “They help … [Read more...] about 4 Sprint Workouts That’ll Increase Your Speed