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A Simple and Accurate BMR Calculator (and How to Use It)

Just looking for an accurate BMR calculator and nothing else? Here ya go: What unit would you like to use? How much do you weigh? (in lb) How tall are you? (in ft/in) How old are you? (in years) Your basal metabolic rate (BMR) is . . . Not sure what a BMR calculator is, why you need it,...

The Fat Burning Zone: What you need to know

Set foot in any gym or on any piece of cardiovascular equipment and you’ll find it impossible to miss the charts directing you to train in the enticingly sounding “fat-burning zone.” You’ve heard about it, but what exactly is the fat-burning zone? To exercise in the “fat burning zone”, means to exercise at lower intensity...

Long slow distance exercise

What is it? Long slow distance exercise – LSD (!) for short – is the type of training most people associate with cardio. As the name cleverly suggests, LSD involves covering a relatively long distance at a slow and comfortable pace. How long, how hard? LSD is low intensity and long in duration. LSD entails...

What is tempo training?

What is it? Tempo training – also known as Fast Continuous Running (FCR), lactate-threshold (LT) or anaerobic threshold training (AnT). As the glut of names suggest, it’s a popular form of training. Where LSD is all about slow and steady, tempo training is the opposite. Tempo training is essentially working hard at a constant...

What is Fartlek training?

What is it? Fartlek training – this funny word is Swedish for speed play and describes a variable pace workout where you run/cycle/row at different speeds and for different duration based on how you feel and what you are trying to achieve from your workouts. The premise is to do whatever comes into your...