• Bodybuilding,  Calisthenics | Gymnastics,  Cardio,  Exercises,  Functional Exercise,  General

    Muscle Fibers 101 & Goal-specific Training

    Our bodies are composed of three types of skeletal muscle fibers: (1) Type I: slow-twitch, high endurance capacity; (2) Type IIa: fast-twitch, large, powerful, medium endurance capacity; and (3) Type IIb: fast-twitch, large, powerful, and easy-to-fatigue (sometimes called fight-or-flight muscle fibers). Your muscle fiber composition ratio is dependent on a muscle’s function, your age, your genetics, and – something you…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • Bodybuilding,  Cardio,  Training

    Cardio Variety

    Cardio alternatives

    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…