Answering the age-old Question: Cardio vs. Weight Lifting for Weight Loss

When you’re ready to embark on a weight loss journey, you’re probably stuck with one last question: Which is better, weight lifting or cardio? Here are a few thoughts to help you answer this question and embark on your new adventure. Cardio Burns More Calories per Session Studies have found that the more you weigh, the more calories you’ll burn, regardless of the activity. At the same time, they’ve also discovered that those who are serious about weight loss will burn more calories per cardio Read More +

5 Reasons to Strengthen your Core Muscles

It’s no secret that a correct and complete fitness routine should include core exercises, but the truth is that a lot of people tend to ignore them, despite missing a lot. The muscles around your trunk and pelvis, because those are the ones we are talking about, should always be in a great shape. Today we’re talking a few moments to talk about the reasons why you should strengthen your core muscles, as a part of your daily fitness routine. Core exercises improve both your Read More +

How to tell if you’re working out too hard

We’re totally for an active lifestyle, which includes a few workout sessions per week, as well as a healthy lifestyle. However, this doesn’t mean that you should exaggerate with this! Believe it or not, there are people who take fitness way too serious and end up being exhausted after one week. The worst part is that they figure out this too late and a break from workout session is mandatory for them. However, there are a few signs which you should look after and see Read More +

This Is Why You Should Get A Workout Partner

It may not sound initially in your head as a smart move, but getting a gym partner helps you for a lot of reasons. A right workout buddy can often make the difference between a successful gym session and one with no gains whatsoever. If it is the motivation or the fact that you want that one extra rep, here is our list with the top six reasons why you should get a gym partner. 1. The sure help of a spotter The self-preservation feeling Read More +

Weight Training Is Excellent For Women

Women might shy away from the idea of weight training. They may feel like doing such activities will make them more masculine looking. Nothing is farther from the truth. Women can gain exceptional benefits from lifting weights and we’ll look at a few reasons why. Weight Lifting Is For Everyone Anyone can benefit from weight training. From young to very old, the benefits of weightlifting are numerous. It boosts your metabolism, physical strength and endurance, keeps your body in better posture, burns fat automatically and Read More +

Pumping Iron Is An Excellent Fitness Solution

Weightlifting, pumping iron, resistance training, whatever you want to call it is a beneficial fitness solution overall. There’s no exercise regimen like weight lifting except maybe swimming. The benefits of weightlifting are so multi-fold that it could take quite a bit of time to explain. First of all, weightlifting brings about a strengthening of the person all over. Core muscles are the first to benefit as do those skeletal muscles, tendons, and ligaments. Strengthening these up means you’ll find moving about and resting and going Read More +

Importance of Weight Training

Strength training has recently been growing in popularity over the years, along with the combination of weight training. Using strength training unique and desirable because it’s practical for those that are not in good shape, overweight, or have minor to mild injuries – of course with the approval first of a licensed physician or specialist. Weight training is an optimal form of exercise because it allows you to begin at any level of weight resistance that you desire, including the use of resistance bands, or Read More +

Should Women’s Fitness Regimen Include Resistance Training/Weightlifting?

Believe it or not, resistance training aka weightlifting is not just for bulky men and teenage boys.  Resistance training is a benefit to everyone who can pick up a weight, and that goes double for women. Is Weightlifting Safe For Women? Answer: Weightlifting aka resistance training is one of the most rigorous of exercise regimens, but when done properly the risk of injury is very minimal if not none at all.  It all depends on common sense and ‘form’.  Don’t lift weights that are too Read More +

Study Points To Benefits Of Exercise For Young Women

In a recent study that involved over 90,000 women of all ages, the data gleaned from their lifestyles showed that young women benefited greatly from just 2.5 hours of rigorous exercise per week. The women of all ages showed similar benefits but the younger women showed enough gain that it clears up the questions of whether youth and exercise are a good combination. The mere minimum was 2.5 hours a week of brisk exercise that ranged from walking to jogging and other activities. This now Read More +

Exercising Can Help Maintain Strong Bones

Osteoporosis and the weakening of bones is an issue that millions of people suffer from. It is easy, especially in our primarily indoor modern lives that we forego going outside and getting the exposure to the sun and exercise that our ancestors naturally had to get to survive. This lack of exercise and exposure to the sun can lead to reduced vitamin D levels and general weakening of the bones. This is why it is particularly important to go outside and get direct exposure to Read More +