Can Hyperventilating Make You Stronger? What Science Says

Key Takeaways In a recent study, researchers wanted to see if hyperventilating before weightlifting would help people get more reps in each set (which could lead to more strength and muscle gain over time). After hyperventilating, the weightlifters were able to get significantly more reps in each set and became less fatigued throughout the workout...

How to lose weight by walking

Running, spinning, yoga and Pilates might all get the glamor and attention when it comes to stripping fat, toning up and getting healthy. However, the humble and simple workout of walking isn’t too shabby either. Though walking may not get any of the glory, it sure punches above it’s weight. Research suggests that...

Get Stronger Now with these 9 Weightlifting Cues

Key Takeaways A weightlifting cue is a simple reminder, usually in the form of a phrase, that directs your attention to a particular aspect of your exercise technique. One of the best bench pressing cues is “break the bar in half,” one of the best cues for squatting is “spread the floor with your feet,”...

What is Fartlek training?

What is it? Fartlek training – this funny word is Swedish for speed play and describes a variable pace workout where you run/cycle/row at different speeds and for different duration based on how you feel and what you are trying to achieve from your workouts. The premise is to do whatever comes into...

Interval Training: Easy Guide

What is it? Interval training alternates periods of intense exercise (e.g. sprinting) with periods of recovery (recovery here means going slower such as jogging or walking – not taking a time out!). Interval training is probably the most versatile of all the cardiovascular training methods because by changing up the duration and difficulty...