We all know that pumping your legs as you power through sets of high knee runs is a great way to quickly get your heart pounding. But it’s what you do with your arms that can really change the game.
High knee running is a great cardio “go-to” because it’s is simple, it doesn’t require much coordination and it can be completed with varying levels of intensity. And, most importantly, when it comes to building cardio fitness it gets results. High knee running will quickly elevate your heart rate into the 75 percent max training zone.
Vibrant, social exercise is something that all group fitness instructors thrive on. But with Covid-19 forcing gyms to close, these highly-sociable exercisers are unable to get their fix. We canvassed a group of instructors to learn how they are staying fit, healthy and connected in isolation. There were four different approaches – which one will work best for you?
Stuck at home and struggling to get into the swing of at-home exercise? Follow these simple tips and you’ll soon be sweating out your stress in your very own space.
On Friday, March 27, the US Congress passed and the President signed into law the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, a $2 trillion economic stimulus package legislated to provide immediate relief for nonprofits, businesses, individuals and state and local governments.
Forget sleeping like a baby, start sleeping like an athlete instead. We spoke to one of the world’s foremost sleep experts to find out how it’s done.
Dr Meeta Singh is a sleep guru who coaches pro athletes to sleep their way to superior performance – most recently playing a key role in helping the Washington Nationals win the World Series. Here she shares some simple insights that will help exercise enthusiasts sleep their way to optimal athletic performance.
WHY DOES BODYCOMBAT WORK?
BODYCOMBAT™ features a scientifically-backed combo of some of the most empowering and effective martial arts moves. The addition of motivating Instructors and amazing music is what pushes you to your true training potential. The workout is based on the science of Cardio Peak Training, which involves maintaining your heart rate at an aerobic training base (between 60 and 80 percent of your maximum heart rate) with interspersed peaks of intensity (pushing you to 85 to 90 percent of your max). This specific blend of steady-state and high-intensity builds cardio endurance, and also drives the transformative fat-burning effects associated with high-intensity interval training.
Your job, family, fitness, a busy social life … when you’re juggling the lot, visiting the gym can be the first thing to go out the window. Even if you live and breathe fitness, finding workouts that work with your world can be tough! We recently spoke to three busy fitness pros to find out how they make it happen.
The calf muscles in the back of your lower leg are small but important. They are the primary muscle group for forward and upward propulsion during fundamental movements such as walking, running, stair climbing, cycling and jumping.
As we have reported before, if exercise was a pill it would be regarded as a wonder drug, the best medicine. So powerful are its known effects to improve everything from general wellbeing to musculoskeletal disease to cardiovascular problems to diabetes, multiple sclerosis, mental health, anxiety and depression.
We put a team of the world’s top trainer talent in a room and asked them to come up with their favorite HIIT challenges. The end result … Nine tough new challenges that will put even the most supreme athlete’s fitness to the test. Ready to give them a go?