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Refresh Your Workouts with the 40-Day Challenge

Are your workout routines boring and monotonous? Do you need a new goal or something to train for? How about taking the “40-Day Challenge!” The 40-Day Challenge consists of eight weeks of hard core training for five days a week. Each week’s main goal is two pounds of steady weight loss. I understand that 40 days seems like an eternity, but it is only eight weeks and five workouts per week.

Each workout is an hour-and-a-half and consists of an hour of cardiovascular training and a thirty minute circuit training session. Each cardiovascular series should get your heart rate up to at least 85% of your heart rate max for most of the hour. To get this number you need to subtract your age from 220 and then multiply that number by .85 (85%).
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The Ultimate Pre-Ski/Snowboard Workout

man snowboardingWinter is definitely here, for most of the nation anyway. I have put together a short list of exercises that may help build the strength and endurance needed for the next time you hit the mountain. Skiing and snowboarding are both a great lower body workout and require a great deal of muscular endurance as well. There are several muscles targeted while performing these enjoyable winter activities. The hips, hip flexors, ab and adductor muscle groups (in and outer thigh muscles), quadriceps, hamstrings, calves, and triceps are among the main muscle groups used.
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