Find out why training longer and harder can make it hard to shift stubborn fat - the theory, the science and how you can make your training work for you.
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No matter what your particular diet, high-carb, low-carb, clean eating, Paleo, vegan - your goal is to fuel your body to optimize your training and racing. Check out our top 6 tips for success.
Despite what you may have been lead to believe, you do NOT need a gym membership or expensive equipment to build the muscle definition that you’ve always wanted. Find out how calisthenics is leading the way in body-weight training.
Over half way through 2018 and it is already clear which trends in fitness and training may be on their way out. Fit For Anything takes a look at the top 5 declining schools of thought to keep you one step ahead.
It's been just over a week since I took on the test required in order to try to qualify for the 2018 World Championships O.C.R (Obstacle Course Race). In order to qualify I had to complete two laps of The Winter Nuts Challenge fast enough, and without faults. It was not the easiest of tasks.
When it comes to goals, one of the most commonly seen is “I will increase my daily step count”. We look at the benefits of this and ask, what is the magic number of steps?
The heart is amazing! Your heart does more work than any other muscle. And the race isn't even close. Your heart works continuously over your entire life time without ever stopping to keep blood circulating. How then does exercise affect the heart?
This set of exercises are convenient and great when you don’t have much time to exercise.
Get in tune with your body and do these 10 bodyweight exercises which can assist in reaching your training goals. It doesn’t have to be complicated but you will need to be dedicated and exercise regularly as consistency will shape your body and increase your metabolic rate.
2018 is fast approaching. If you’re looking to step up your health and fitness, and enjoy the benefits of it, now is the time to plan and put things in place which will help you to succeed.
Provided you make some sensible changes to the way your train, there’s absolutely no reason to give winter training the cold shoulder.
If you’re feeling stuck doing the same strength exercises day after day, week after week, it’s time to take your workouts, and your results, up a notch.
When it comes to boosting your fitness you have to be motivated. You have to have a solid reason to put the time and effort into your health and fitness regime, and you need to be organised. These alone are not always enough. I firmly believe that in order to reach your goals you need to be inspired! Following this theme, I thought I’d share some of the people who inspire me.
It may be tempting over the summer to dial back on your training, to enjoy the better weather with your friends and family, and generally cut loose. Before deciding to take the whole summer off however it would be wise to consider what happens to your body when you give yourself an exercise summer break.
It’s only to be expected that when you run regularly, that you are going to end up with some strains, pulls or even more complex body injuries and conditions. The first step to avoid these, particularly the most commonly seen problems is to recognise them, know how to avoid them and recover should they occur.
We look at how body conditioning could very well be the secret ingredient for training when it comes to achieving a new personal best.
When you are committed to becoming fitter and healthier you need to educate yourself on several things, for example, your diet, best ways to exercise, how to avoid injury and top tips for recovery. Not the first thing to come to mind, being aware of your blood oxygen levels during exercise is also extremely important.
Hill sprints are often underestimated in the cardio stakes. Love them or hate them you need to consider including them in your workout regime.
It is all very well having the perfect training plan, but what you eat before, during, and after you run can make or break your training. Eat too little and you’ll run out of energy to finish. Too much and you’ll find yourself running to the bathroom. Mid-run fuel—from sports drinks, gels, gummy bears, etc.—helps you sustain energy to finish the effort.
So you want to run a marathon? Completing 26.2 miles is an awe-inspiring accomplishment that requires commitment and dedication. But it is not a walk in the park! You need a base of a minimum of three to six months’ worth of running four times per week. (It’s even better if you’ve been running for a year or more.) You should be able to comfortably complete a run of six miles. And you should have run at the very minimum a few 5K races.
Our energy levels do naturally rise and dip to a certain degree, however, taking on board these five positive changes and making them into a daily habit will enable you to enjoy significantly higher energy levels.