It is very important to include both strength training and cardio training into a routine. Strength training will build muscle, promote fat loss, and is functional for daily activities. While cardio will help with fat loss, higher endurance, and reduces stress.
What to eat before your workout is long been debated because it can be very individual. Three things should be under consideration when thinking about what to eat do pre-workout.
Working out when sick, really comes down to the symptoms of the sickness. The rule of thumb is if the symptoms are all above the neck (nasal congestion, common cold, headache) it's OK to workout but if the symptoms are below the neck (chest
congestion, coughing, or stomach issues) plan on skipping the gym.
No. Muscle soreness isn’t a good indicator of the effectiveness of your workouts. Muscles soreness is caused by changes in your workout routine or doing something new that your body isn’t used to.
The difference between machine exercises vs. free weight exercises is going to depend on the gym experience that you have and the type of workout being achieved.
Machine exercises are great for people new to lifting, rehabilitation, and isolating muscles. When using a machine the first thing you will notice is that it works in one predetermined plane, which will isolate the focus on one or two muscles.
Interval training is periods of exercise, usually short and typically at or close to anaerobic exercise levels (high intensity) followed by rest or recovery periods involving a lower intensity. The main goal of interval training would be to improve speed and cardiovascular fitness.
There is no special exercise or special diet that will that will specifically help you to target only belly fat. Contrary to what may people believe, doing more abdominal exercises such as sit-ups and crunches is not the way to a flatter stomach.
The work outs seem to never get any easier because your trainer is constantly changing up the exercises, reps and sets so that your body does not get use to certain movements. The work load is gradually increasing with the weights you lift and higher intensity movements; so that is why "you" the clients are feeling like the work outs are never getting any easier because you are gradually improving and getting stronger which allows your trainer to give you more elite exercises and routines.
There are studies that support different results regarding exercise and time of day. However a large majority of the population is not considering “performance” when deciding what time of the day they will work out. It’s more about convenience and when they will realistically be able to fit it in.
The most important thing to realize when considering a "diet" is that they are not permanent. You simply cannot "diet" for 365 days a year. If you are investing in your fitness then you need to invest in your nutrition. It all comes down to small goals that eventually lead to a lifestyle change. Nobody sticks with a diet for long, most people get bored and...