Treadmills are fine, but why not kick up your heels when youre burning those calories? A recent study commissioned by the American Council on Exercise conducted by the Department of Exercise and Sport Science at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse, found that Zumba offers a win-win combination of burning an impressive number of calories (typically over 450 per hour) as well as the benefits associated with cardiovascular exercise. [···]
Author: Richard Weil, MEd, CDE
Human beings started walking and running some 4-6 million years ago when we evolved and rose from all fours. Ten thousand years ago, hunter-gatherers like the Tarahumara Indians in Mexico, ran 15-75 miles a day on the hunt. But it was Pheidippides (490 BC), an ancient “day-runner,” who put running on the map. Pheidippides is purported to have run 149 miles to carry the news of the Persian landing at Marathon to Sparta in order to enlist help for the battle. [···]
A popular myth is that there is a specific range of heart rates in which you must exercise to burn fat. Many cardio machines display a “fat-burning zone” on their panels, encouraging people to exercise in a specific heart rate range. Have you ever wondered if you really have to exercise in a specific heart rate zone to lose fat? And what happens if you venture out of that zone? Jason R. Karp, PhD, a nationally recognized speaker, writer and exercise physiologist who coaches recreational runners to Olympic hopefuls through his company, RunCoachJason.com, sheds light on this issue. [···]
10 Steps To Help You Avoid Losing The Thrill
By Garrett J. Braunreiter
What’s your excuse for not making it to the gym on a consistent basis? Locker room too smelly? Eye candy not sweet enough? Music volume making your ears bleed? Feeling intimidated by buff bodies crowding the free-weight area?
Core conditioning has quickly become a major component of many athletic training programs; however, recent research questions the validity of claims that it enhances athletic ability. The Indiana State University study tested the core strength of 29 NCAA Division I football players and compared the results to the athletes’ abilities in three strength variables and four performance variables. [···]
The exciting dance rhythms of a Zumba class combined with strength conditioning equipment provides a complete, fun and effective workout. Zumba in the Circuit is perfect for non-dancers, new exercisers or those who have previously hesitated to participate in group exercise classes. [···]
Women are hitting the weight room in record numbers, and a new study found that weight-training injuries among women have jumped a whopping 63 percent. Here are the most common slipups and how to fix them, so you leave the gym strutting — not limping. [···]
This is a great time of year to enjoy exercise outside. The sun, mild weather, and cooler evenings are perfect for a walk, run, or bike ride. Soon, we will start to lose sunlight and warm days, which means many people will find it hard to squeeze in a workout.
Follow these simple steps to avoid the time change blues: [···]
I recently got an email from my client, Cindy, regarding Spinning bikes. Cindy asked if she could take a spinning class to add some variety to her workout. I said sure assuming she had looked into it a little bit or at the very least glanced into the window of the room while a class was going on.
Well needless to say, Cindy didn’t have a clue what the intensity would be like nor did she realize the spinning bikes are different than any other bike she had ever ridden before. [···]