From Sloth to Spartan in 100 Days: Week 1 Day 1 – 7

If you just stumbled across this article from the interwebs, be sure to check out my intro article to a new training program I’m setting up: From Sloth to Spartan in 100 Days. Essentially, this is a Spartan Race training guide. More specifically, this is how I’m going to train for my Spartan Beast race … Read more

7 Ways To Reduce High Blood Pressure, Bad Cholesterol and Blood Sugar Levels

There are many ways one can reduce high blood pressure, bad cholesterol and blood sugar levels. First of all, any consistent exercise regiment (especially, full body exercises or cardiovascular exercise) will improve the body’s insulin response. This aids in controlling blood sugar levels. Through dietary means, one can improve insulin sensitivity and lower blood pressure … Read more

3 Big Fitness Trends Explained: HIIT, Tabata and CrossFit

Unless you’ve been living under the rock for the past couple of years then you have probably heard of HIIT, Tabita and CrossFit. Although each training methodology hasn’t hit the mainstream fully, but the components of each are evident in bootcamps that everyone runs these days and in workout videos such as P90X. So, what … Read more

Burn More Calories With a Heart Rate Monitor

In the past couple of weeks I conducted a mini experiment. I wanted to see if wearing a heart rate (HR) monitor burns more calories. The HR monitor won’t burn calories on your behalf, but rather help you stay within your target heart rate (easier than doing it manually). I wanted to compare this to … Read more

3 Reasons Not to Use an iPod Armband During a Workout

If you listen to music or other type of audio while working out then you’re probably very familiar with the armbands.  It’s a little mp3 player or an ipod holder that straps around your upper arm.  Well, get rid of it today if you use one.  Manufacturers that created it, obviously did not take into the consideration … Read more

What is an Overload Principle and Why it’s Important

The overload principle is a fundamental principle in fitness that can help you achieve your goals faster. To put it simply, it means you must push yourself harder each time you exercise by adding more stress or load to your muscles. There are three ways to apply the overload principle: Increase resistance: Challenge your muscles … Read more