• Cardio,  Exercises,  Fat Loss

    The Benefits of Running

    Written by Aj of moccasinguru.com Running is one of the most popular sports around the globe and is something everyone’s, at least, somewhat familiar with. What many may not know are the numerous benefits that running offers us. This isn’t limited to physical rewards, either. When I first started running at a young age—before many of you were born—I thought it was solely good for fitness endurance. You know, to help me run for longer. While this is true, little did I know that there are some other amazing benefits to running. I bet you didn’t realize some of these, either! Top 10 Benefits of Running Running comes with even…

  • Calisthenics | Gymnastics,  Cardio

    Kneeling Squat Jump

    Below is a plyometric, functional lower body exercise. Wake your lower body and whole body up with this movement. It is a perfect exercise for the middle of a fat loss routine or as a superset move during any routine. SylviaAs an athlete for over 18 years and a broke single mom for most of that time, I created this site to aid not only broke single parents to a life of fitness, but anyone who believes the road to fitness requires a lot of cash or time. In reality, the way to fitness is paved with knowledge and firm principles; teaching readers how to master both is the goal…

  • How Many Days a Week Should You Train Per Goal
    Bodybuilding,  Cardio,  Do-It-Yourself,  Exercises,  Fat Loss

    How Many Days/Week Should You Train?

    Your body is a reflection of your habits. For results, you must expose yourself to the right exercises for your goal at a frequency that tells your body it’s time to adapt. In other words, shake up what your body is used to and introduce it to a new norm that it must condition itself to. That conditioning can come in the form of fat loss, muscle gain, increased strength, or learned skills – depending on how you train. Given this reality, it’s important to understand how many days of training are required to meet your fitness and body goals. Certified personal trainers often tell clients they need to dedicate…

  • Cardio,  Exercises,  Fat Loss

    Plyometric Exercise Options

    Plyometric exercises are short-burst movements that involve propelling your body off the ground. These movements require a lot of energy and burn calories during and after exercise. Plyometric training is often categorized as high-intensity interval training (HIIT). Recently, many exercise scientists and elite trainers have attested to the effectiveness of plyometric exercise over steady-state cardio: the traditional mode of cardiovascular exercise. Steady-state cardio is repetitive motion performed at a sustained level of intensity for a certain duration. The most well-known — and overrated — form of steady-state cardio is jogging; what I call the exercise of the newbie or the uninformed. Since 2002, when my fitness journey began, I realized just how ineffective steady-state cardio is…

  • Cardio alternatives
    Bodybuilding,  Cardio,  Training

    Cardio Variety

    Cardio can get boring real quick. Below, are different cardio options you can try to get lean and stay lean without the boredom.   Cardio Kickboxing This would fall under steady-state cardio, but the intensity can vary. I started working out nearly thirteen years ago (at the time of this writing), and cardio kickboxing has always been a favorite of mine. Kickboxing is an enjoyable alternative to jogging, the stair stepper, or other traditional forms of steady-state cardio. Cardio kickboxing is available at many local gyms. For exercise at home, there are many digital options via Amazon Instant Video and free fitness channels on Roku (e.g., PopSugar Fit and GymBox).…