Category Archives: Endurance Training

How to Grow Muscle and Burn More Fat

In order to achieve a particular fitness goal, it benefits one to know what exercise, and effort of intensity will complement and optimize the result. Research shows us, muscle is stimulated to grow when the fast twitch muscle fibers within our chest, back, arms, legs, etc., are contracted at a fast rate during anaerobic exercise activities. To grow muscle optimally also requires there is enough glucose and stored muscle glycogen fuel available to train intensely. In contrast to burning body fat, activation of the slow twitch muscle fibers requires less effort during long duration aerobic exercise activities. To burn fat optimally, slow twitch muscle fiber requires a glucose and mostly fat fuel source to endure long endurance exercise activity. Continue reading

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Superior Fitness Principles Include Cross Training Exercise

Cross training programs have been introduced to the “Y” and millennial generation through numerous newly minted small 24/7 secure access workout centers that may or may not be affiliated with the CrossFit brand. As a matter of fact the cross training principled fitness philosophy may fall under many types of fitness brands offering unique variations of exercise modalities that can accommodate any customized fitness activity need. Continue reading

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Relative Fitness Programming Sustains Active Lifestyles

How does one determine and build a relative fitness program? All too often relative fitness programming is disregarded where some jump on others band wagons in hopes of receiving the same results. It is often thought if one follows another’s exercise routine, they’ll receive the same fitness benefits. Sometimes this strategy works, but all too often it fails because it’s relative to another’s unique mind, body and spirit and environment(s) in which they live. For example, when we fail too often to losing weight because of poor fitness planning, the end result is more weight gain and risk to health. Continue reading

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