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...

Interval Training: Easy Guide

What is it? Interval training alternates periods of intense exercise (e.g. sprinting) with periods of recovery (recovery here means going slower such as jogging or walking – not taking a time out!). Interval training is probably the most versatile of all the cardiovascular training methods because by changing up the duration and difficulty of...

What is Moderate Intensity Exercise?

What is it? Moderate intensity exercise is somewhere between walking and sprinting, easy and hard. A common example is running/ jogging a long distance at a moderate pace. Most training is done at this level. You’re working out at a steady pace, you’re really sweating, and you can feel those happy hormones kicking in. How...

How to lose weight by walking

Running, spinning, yoga and Pilates might all get the glamor and attention when it comes to stripping fat, toning up and getting healthy. However, the humble and simple workout of walking isn’t too shabby either. Though walking may not get any of the glory, it sure punches above it’s weight. Research suggests that weekly...

How to walk with good posture & technique

Walking may seem like a simple activity and really, it should be. But with so much time sitting down, a lot of us have forgotten how to walk properly. Hunching forward at our desk all day really hasn’t been helping us walk better. The way you hold your body is important to walking comfortably and...

How to add variety to your walking workouts and keep losing weight

If you do what you’ve always done, you’ll get what you’ve always gotten. That applies to exercise too! If you do the same workout over and over, your body will eventually get used to the workout. In other words, your body gets stronger, the workout becomes easier and you stop making gains in your...

9 Ways to burn more calories exercising

You can’t outrun a bad diet, but you sure can boost how many calories you’re burning when running – or working out generally. There are several things you can do to maximize the productivity of your workouts. These calorie burning boosters are easy to implement and require very little change to your normal workout,...

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...