In a few weeks school will be back in session. Our 'normal' routines will be back in full force allowing you to get back into your workout schedules. Think about trying something new. Please don't be intimidated by workouts or class formats you have never tried before. Your old workouts or class formats were once new too!
Sometimes we get hung up on the small stuff.... "What's the best cardio machine to do if you want to lose weight?" ""What's better, cardio or strength training?""Should I do more weight or more repetitions?""What's the best time to workout?""How much cardio should I do?""Should I eat less fat or less carbs?"Doesn't fruit have too much sugar?"I blew it today. I'll start again next week"
Does working out with music help or hinder the workout? The answer to this question really depends on each and every individual but for most the answer is yes working out with music helps the workout. Why you may ask. The answer is simple. For most people listening to their favorite tunes helps get them in the mood to workout and stay in the zone for the workout. I know I can’t get my head in the right place for a work out if I don’t have my favorite tunes blasting.
When you first step on a cardio machine and choose any of the programs, the machines usually prompts you to input a couple of figures, such as weight, height, and age. The reason for this is the machine is calculating your resting metabolic rate (RMR). The RMR is the number of calories you consume in order to maintain homeostasis in the body in a temperate environment. In other words the calories needed for your body to perform the functions it needs to survive at room temperature. The RMR accounts for 60-70% of your daily caloric expenditure. So why do cardio machines calculate this figure?
Ever feel like you missed hte memo? Sometimes it seems like the articles and suggestions being pounded at us day after day are overwhelming. We’re in line at the grocery store and headlines like “One Easy Move to Slim ALL Over”, “Weight Loss That Sticks”, “5 Weeks to a Better Butt”, “Love Your Middle”, “Lose Your Thigh Jiggle in 5 Easy Moves”, Amp Your Training for the Arms of Your Dreams”, “Bootcamp Moves for a Better You”. I could go on and on and on.