Gaining muscle and losing fat requires precision engineering. It should come as no surprise then that the Germans — who brought us the diesel, engine, electron microscope, and Heidi Klum — pioneered it.According to legend, during the Cold War, an Eastern Bloc scientist defected to West Germany, where he conducted experiments on weight training for body recomposition. His team found that pairing upper- and lower-body exercises, performing moderate rep ranges, and limiting rest between sets led to increases in muscle size and fat loss. This kind of training has come to be called German Body Comp (GBC), and it’s a primary go-to template for trainers who need to whip clients into shape fast. Advertisement - Continue Reading Below Order NowFor a full compendium of fitness knowledge, check out the Men's Health Encyclopedia of Muscle. The volume is chock full of workout routines, helpful training tips, and definitions for just about every gym-related term you've ever … [Read more...] about How You Can Use German Body Composition Training for a More Efficient Workout
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To get better, most runners—well, run. But the best runners know that improving speed and endurance isn’t just about logging more miles; it also requires time in the gym. And one of the best ways to build the strength you need to go faster and longer is with TRX suspension training.“Not only does TRX simultaneously build muscular strength and endurance, it also improves coordination, balance, mobility, flexibility, and core stability,” says Justin Thomas Sanchez, certified personal trainer and master TRX instructor. “These benefits are vital to improving a runner’s performance.” Advertisement - Continue Reading Below TRX Suspension Training System TRX workouts are also helpful because they challenges a runner’s main movement standard: their stride and gait. “Runners constantly use the three-joint movement of the hip, knee, and ankle to propel themselves forward,” Sanchez says. “The hip and knee joints flex and … [Read more...] about This TRX Workout Can Strategically Improve Your Running Performance
Getty ImagesThomas Tolstrup By now you’ve heard all the (well-earned) hype surrounding high intensity interval training, or HIIT for short. These short, very intense workouts boost your aerobic and anaerobic fitness, improve insulin sensitivity, and burn off fat all while helping you maintain lean muscle mass, and of course make you faster and stronger on the bike. They’re also clutch for when you’re strapped for time and have to make every second count (and have no fear, you’ll be counting the seconds when you do these!). You also don’t even need a bike to get them done (though, of course, a bike is best since training on a bike is the best way to get fitter and faster on a bike). Here are the best HIIT workouts for both on and off the bike to help you get started. Advertisement - Continue Reading Below On the BikeHere are two quick HIIT workouts you can do on your bike. Twice a week is plenty for these hard-hitting sessions because your body needs … [Read more...] about The Best HIIT Workouts for Cyclists
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Move Subscribe Log In Subscribe Log In Advertisement Supported by The popular fitness trend sounds brutal. But a simple tool can make it speed by. ByTara Parker-Pope May 29, 2018 High-intensity interval training is one of the biggest trends in fitness, but it has always seemed a bit scary to me. To a mere mortal with achy knees and an aging body, even the acronym — H.I.I.T. — sounded intimidating. But recently, I overcame my fears of intense interval training, which involves bursts of all-out exercise followed by brief periods of rest. When it was all over, not only did I feel great, but to my surprise, I enjoyed it. And a wave of scientific evidence suggests that H.I.I.T. workouts are exactly the type of exercise a middle-aged, out-of-shape body should be doing. Research has shown that H.I.I.T. workouts are the best exercise at any age, and for older people especially, … [Read more...] about Scared of High-Intensity Interval Training? A Heart Monitor Can Make it Fun and Easy
0 Comments Should you workout when feeling tired? BelfastTelegraph.co.uk Whether you're suffering jet lag, you've worked a late shift or you just couldn't nod off the night before, there's nothing worse than feeling like you haven't had enough sleep. https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/life/health/should-you-workout-when-feeling-tired-36932000.html https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/life/features/article36931999.ece/40c2a/AUTOCROP/h342/2018-05-22_lif_41127227_I1.JPG Email Whether you're suffering jet lag, you've worked a late shift or you just couldn't nod off the night before, there's nothing worse than feeling like you haven't had enough sleep. Everything feels more difficult when you're tired, from simply getting out of bed in the morning to concentrating at work. But what do you do if you've got a workout scheduled and a training plan to stick to? Is it better to power through a HIIT session, or is it safer to give in to the exhaustion and take a rest day? We put the … [Read more...] about Should you workout when feeling tired?