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The Benefits of Yoga

The Benefits of Yoga

What is Yoga? Yoga is an ancient system of exercise that focuses on flexibility, balance and breathing to boost physical and mental well-being. The practice of yoga was developed in ancient India over 5,000 years ago. The whole system of yoga is built on three main structures: exercise, breathing, and meditation. The goal of yoga is attainment of physical and mental fitness through mastery of the body. Practicing yoga brings together your body, mind and soul in one piece. Read more...

What is HIIT?

What is HIIT?

HIIT stands for High Intensity Interval Training, which consists of short periods of intense exercise followed by a period of less intense exercise or complete rest. HIIT workouts are anaerobic, which means that it does not use oxygen. Examples of HIIT training include sprinting, burpees, running up stairs or sprinting uphill. Training at high intensity means going all out, at your maximal speed, strength, and power. The higher the intensity of the exercise, the greater the EPOC response, which will result in more calories burned after exercise. EPOC means excess post-exercise oxygen consumption. Read more...

Muscle Fibre Types

Muscle Fibre Types

What are Muscles? Muscles are important because they make your body move. We use our muscles in everyday activities, such as walking, standing, sitting, lifting, or holding. In the human body there are about 700 muscles. All the muscles in the body make the weight of almost half of the body. The heart is the most important muscle of the human body, as it runs the circulatory system. Read more...

How to Run Properly?

How to Run Properly?

Running is a great way to get in shape and improve overall health. Many people start running because they want to lose weight. Running is one of the best ways to burn calories, it also has many health benefits. It is a wonderful way to relax from the busy life. Running is very simple and everyone is capable of doing it. Read more...



How to Build Lean Muscle?

How to Build Lean Muscle?

What is Lean Muscle? Lean muscle is muscle tissue that is free from fat. It looks strong, healthy, and beautiful on anybody. A pound of muscle weighs the same as a pound of fat, but muscle takes up less space than fat, the result is a lean and toned body. Men usually have less body fat and more muscle than do women of the same age and weight. If you want to look lean and ripped, you need to decrease your body fat percentage to around 8 to 10% or less. Read more...

Aerobic Training

Aerobic Training

Aerobic means "with air," so aerobic training is a kind of activity that requires a continuous use of oxygen over an extended period of time. Aerobic exercise is generally exercise that is done over a long period of time, typically 20 minutes or more. For example, running a long distance at a moderate pace is an aerobic exercise, but sprinting is not. Probably the most common aerobic exercises are walking, jogging, cycling, dancing, and swimming. It burns fat, strengthens your heart and lungs, and improves your stamina. Read more...

Periodization Training

Periodization Training

What is Periodization? Periodization is the method of varying a training program at regular time intervals to bring about optimal gains in physical performance. Unfortunately, many people don't know about this essential training method. The body is very smart and adapts quickly to anything you "usually" do. Your body adapts to the same routine and you might hit a plateau. Periodization training is effective because it exploits the body's great potential for adaptation. Read more...



Cardiovascular Fitness

Cardiovascular Fitness

Cardiovascular fitness, also known as aerobic fitness (means "with oxygen") is the ability of the heart, lungs and vascular system to deliver oxygen to working muscles during physical activity. The maximum volume of oxygen your body can consume and use is your VO2 Max. Your cardiovascular and respiratory systems include your heart, blood, blood vessels, and lungs. This type of training decreases your risk of cardiovascular diseases such as heart attack, stroke, high blood pressure, hypertension and diabetes. There are variety of cardiovascular exercises with different intensities and duration. A certain level of basic cardiovascular fitness can be achieved by performing activities such as running, cycling, dancing, aerobics, jogging, and swimming at least three times a week. Read more...

Knee Strengthening Exercises

Knee Strengthening Exercises

Knee strengthening exercises are important for rehabilitating your muscles after injuries or surgery, and to strengthen them for better physical performance. Knees are the most commonly injured joints in the body. Healthy knees are critically important to enjoying an active life. The key to healthy knees are strong quads and calves. Knee strengthening exercises are one of the best way to cure knee pain. Read more...

Flexibility Exercises

Flexibility Exercises

Flexibility exercises are an important component of any strength training program. For many people, flexibility is not well understood and often overlooked as part of an overall fitness plan. Staying flexible can help protect you from injury, especially if you sit most of the day. If your muscles are too tight, they can put extra pressure on your joints, causing discomfort and eventually leading to injury. Flexibility through stretching relaxes tense muscles caused by stress. Read more...

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