Thursday, 28 June 2012

Fitness Lingo

This is a little definitions post about the fitness language, or fitness lingo. Thought it would be fitting for people just starting out in the fitness world.
It is in alphabetical order, and if you are looking for a specific term or word that you've heard, you can scroll down to the letter it begins with, or search for it, pressing CTR+F (Windows) or CMD+F (Mac).

If you got some more terms or words you think should be added to the list, please comment below along with the definition.

Thursday, 21 June 2012

The Afterburn Effect

Borrowed from afterburneffect.org
What does it mean:
The Afterburn Effect, or EPOC (Excess Post-exercise Oxygen Consumption) as the proper term is, basically means that your body's metabolic rate increases after exercising. 
Since the metabolic rate is increased, your body uses more energy, which means it can help you lose weight. 

Sunday, 17 June 2012

Cardio that works

From Google.com
I see a lot of people running about, well more jogging really, especially since the weather is starting to get warmer, and summer is getting closer.
But what are the effects of the slow paced running, with low intensity, and does it really help, if you want to lose weight ?

First off. Long Slow Distance running (LSD), with an intensity around low to moderate, is good if you want to build up stamina, so you can continue to run for a long time. I'd say that's pretty important if you are training for Marathons or other long races.

Wednesday, 13 June 2012

MAX Workouts Review

Now that I have actually completed the MAX Workouts program by Shin Ohtake (took me a bit more than the 90 days), I thought it would be fitting to write a review, which I'm hoping will help you to determine whether or not it's something for you.
As I've mentioned before, the MAX Workouts program is a 90-days program, where you use a lot of functional and compound exercises instead of the good ol' Biceps Curl and Seated Knee Extensions.

Friday, 8 June 2012

Just a quick hello

Just wanted to pop in for a quick hello..
It's been quite quiet around here for the last week or so, and as I mentioned in my previous post, one of the reasons is that my Physiology exam is coming up, and I'm spending my time reading up on that..

I'm slowly getting the hang of the physiology, but still quite not there, but after Monday, I'll be a bit more regular with my posts again, as the exam will be done..

Have a great day and weekend :)

Sunday, 3 June 2012

Exams, New Direction, and Update

Vibram FiveFingers KSO
All right, thought it was time for another update, as I haven't posted for a week now. Shame on me...
Well, I haven't been posting updates for a few reasons, one of them being that I've been busy. I've been studying for my Physiology exam, which is on the 11th, and I feel like I'm far from ready for it.