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The Tabata Protocol

The Tabata protocol was developed by Dr Izumi Tabata at the National Institute of Fitness and Sport in Tokyo, Japan. It sets out an ultra high-intensity exercise plan that definitely falls into the insanity workout category. Originally, Tabata carried out research on cyclists, but the principle has been adopted across all exercises as the benefits of this type of training are huge! Typically, one circuit of the Tabata protocol lasts for 4 minutes. And one circuit is all you need! For the very fit, you could repeat a Tabata circuit maybe 3 or 4 times (with a one minute rest between each) but no more. If you feel that you are able to do more circuits, then you simply aren’t working hard enough. But as I said, especially if you are new to interval training, one circuit is enough! These workouts, along with other interval training like HIIT training and Fartlek training, are amongst my absolute favourites. The intensity is […]

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Strength Training

I believe that all fitness routines should incorporate a strength training element. The benefits are numerous. Improved muscle tone, enhanced bone density, stronger tendons and ligaments – all lead to a healthier, injury resistant body. And that’s not to mention the better looking appearance and confidence it’ll give you. So, for all round fitness, you can’t really avoid it. But the types of strength training exercises you perform, and how you perform them, will depend on your own personal goal. Your ultimate goal. Take, for example, a long distance runner and a sprinter . . . Both types of athlete require immense leg strength to be at the top of their sport, but if the sprinter carried out only the same strength training exercises as the long distance runner, she would soon lose her explosive power off the blocks and her times would progressively deteriorate. And vice versa. So you need to have your goal in mind to plan your […]

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Ideal Calorie Intake To Lose Weight

What Is the Ideal Calorie Intake To Lose Weight? When it comes to losing weight, it’s incredible how many people turn to the latest fad diet, putting their money and faith in to something because of pure hype. They fall for the ludicrous promises of losing 1 stone in 1 week. Of stripping away their fat in record time, whilst eating whatever they like. The truth is, there is no such thing as a miracle or magic diet. The only way to lose your fat, and stop if from coming back, is to monitor your calorie intake. By consuming the ideal calorie intake to lose weight. But you have to eat the right foods whilst cutting back on your calories. Some foods you should avoid entirely, as they actually force your body to store fat, whilst others help you mobilize fat. Let me explain. Why an optimum, ideal calorie intake to lose weight is the quickest way to reach your […]

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Biggest Loser Weight Loss Program

The biggest loser weight loss program isn’t as bad as it sounds. The fact that you are searching for it probably means you already know what it is. But if you don’t, then let me explain. There is a TV program entitled “The Biggest Loser”. Every week a family or individual with weight problems challenges another family or individual to see who can lose the most weight. The contestants are giving the help of a personal trainer usually for a month. The show monitors their progress, challenges, and successes as they work towards their weight loss goals. At the end of the show, the contestants are weight in. The person or family with the higest total amount of weight lost is deemed “The Biggest Loser”. Due to the shows popularity a book has been written based on many of the concepts reveled in the show.  But overall its a pretty simple program and pretty simple book. I found the book […]

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Best Weight Loss Program – The Top 5

Losing weight is a problem, which mainly people undergo these days. It takes a lot of time, effort and sacrifices. Losing weight is relatively easy if you opt for the most suitable weight loss program for you. However, it requires a lot of self-commitment and determination to stick with the chosen weight loss program in order to achieve the desired results. Here are some of the best weight loss programs that you can pick from to finally get rid of excess body weight that you have been trying to lose. Glycemic Index Diet It is said that carbohydrates cause a lot of fattening when taken in large quantities. This is because carbohydrates are converted into glucose when they are taken in. Glucose and unused calories become fats in the end. In glycemic index diet, food that has carbohydrates is nicely defined so you chose those which do not increase the level of glucose in the blood and has a lower […]

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Best Food Choices for Weight Loss: Three Simple Tips

Youve hit the gym for some time but not seeing results? It is quite possible that your eating habits are the main reason behind this. What happens if you dont have time to exercise but still want to lose weight? Once again, its selecting the right foods to help with weight loss. In this article, I will show you the best food choices for weight loss in a fast and healthy way, even if you get the time to go to gym regularly or not. Tip 1 First when choosing the best food choices for weight loss, it is necessary to choose food items that are low in calories and high in fiber, such as fruits, vegetables and legumes. For instance include avocados, tomatoes, beans, broccoli, lettuce, asparagus, spinach, herbs in your daily diet. Keep in mind, it is also important to avoid foods, including some fruit/vegetables that are rich in carbohydrates. These tend to be sweeter, starchier as bananas, […]

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About Weight Loss Programs

Many young people, and those from other cultures may not have heard of a weight loss program before. I just thought I would make a quick run down of weight loss programs, what they are, what they offer etc. Essentially a weight loss program is a system that you follow to help you lose weight. These systems are typically designed by health professionals and then marketed towards consumers. The programs promise to help you lose weight using a variety of methods. Some of very strict diets, others dont. Some have very strict exercise programs, some dont. Of course, this is always the trade off. Fundamentally, in order to lose weight you either have to eat better or exercise more. I guarantee you will never see a weight loss program that says you can eat whatever you want and never exercise. Some Weight loss programs offer prepared meals for those who are too busy, or simple dont know enough about nutrition […]

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