Types Of Movement (And How To Train Them)

Physical fitness essentially comes down to how well a person moves. People who possess a high level of movement quality & quantity are going to be in very good physical condition. With respect to the needs of most people, I classify four movement categories that any given individual will need to actively train in the…

You Think Walking Is Too Easy?

Would you believe me if I told you that walking is one of the best ways to get in shape? “Come on now…are you serious? Walking is so easy…” If this is your initial response, allow me to offer some suggestions on how you can make walking an incredibly vigorous form of exercise (even if…

If I Exercise Longer At A Lower Intensity, Will I Burn More Fat?

Low intensity exercise is known for being the best method for directly burning stored body fat for energy. However, this doesn’t mean that you should exclusively train at low intensities. The Big Picture Of Fat Loss There are multiple variables to take into account when discussing fat loss. First and foremost of these is the…

Strength Training For Endurance Athletes

Strength training for endurance athletes is a controversial topic. Many endurance athletes avoid strength work like the plague, citing it as a source of unwanted bodyweight, training time that could be better spent elsewhere, and something that will make them slower. When endurance athletes do engage in strength training, it is typically biased toward high-repetitions…

Progressive Cardio

Cardio has been a staple in the exercise routines of those individuals looking to sport a lean, fit body for a long time. People looking lose weight and get in better shape almost always intuitively think of performing some kind of cardio training as their initial foray into proper exercise. In spite of this though,…

How Frequently Should People Change Their Workout Routine?

Your workout routine should change when it stops working, or when your goals change. The extent of the “change” to your routine however shouldn’t be anymore than it absolutely has to be in order to renew your progress. Progress drives physical change, and good training programs account for progression over time. Any quality exercise routine…

Being In-Shape Is More Fun

It’s common these days for people to look for all kinds of ways to avoid doing exercise. Bodybuilders have increasingly taken an anti-cardio stance, preferring to lose fat strictly by diet and lifting. Endurance athletes by contrast tend to avoid quality strength work, believing that time spent under the bar would be better used working…

Want To Begin Exercising? Start Conservatively (On Purpose)

When you’ve made the decision to start exercising properly for the first time, your enthusiasm will probably be high. Visions of the training montages from your favorite movies flood your mind’s eye as you look forward to obtaining a healthy, high-performance body. Coupled with the common mentality of, “go hard, or go home,” these things…

Self-Limiting Exercise – How To Avoid Overtraining, Junk Miles & Wasted Time

I’m sure we can all point to individuals we’ve seen in the gym or on the roads that diligently take the time to exercise consistently, year after year. Unfortunately, a lot of these same individuals fail to show any signs of meaningful progress – lifting more weight, going faster, carrying more muscle, or dropping body…

Are You Building Or Peaking? Assessing Your Fitness Progress

You’ve been training hard for a period of weeks or months, and everything’s been going great. You’ve consistently gotten stronger or faster from workout to workout. Motivation is high and you feel like nothing can stop you. After a while though, you start to not complete workouts as scheduled. This happens 2 or 3 times,…