do HIIT workouts work for burning fat?

Are High-Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) Workouts Effective Against Burning Fat?

Whilst we all know it is important to stay active, some of us don’t have the time or patience for a regular gym session.

Sometimes, a demanding work-life or home life leave us with little or no time to exercise.

If this sounds like you, you should learn about High-Intensity Interval Training (HIIT).

But what is HIIT?

HIIT involves short bursts of high-intensity exercise alternated with low-intensity recovery periods.

For example, it could be sprinting on a treadmill, pushing as fast as you can for 30 seconds followed by a light jog for 30 seconds.

HIIT sessions usually last between 10-30 minutes, so they are ideal for people who are short for time.

Are HIIT workouts effective against burning fat? Does HIIT help burn belly fat?

It is believed HIIT provides better results than a normal cardio session, in a shorter time, as well as some unique health benefits. Read More

Is jogging bad for you

Is Jogging Really Bad For You?

Jogging is an exercise that you can do anywhere, an exercise to get your heart rate up and your body moving.

For beginners, it can sometimes be a little uncomfortable to adjust to the weird feelings of your heart rate beating rapid and rapid breathing.

But, this is something you get used to overtime. A lot of exercises will get your heart pumping.

When you jog your body is carrying your weight meaning you can build some muscle and lose some fat.

The best thing about jogging is that it doesn’t require any equipment, apart from a decent pair of running shoes.

It can be done anywhere. At an indoor running on a track, on a treadmill, or outdoor jogging through the city or your local park.

Wherever you are, you will still feel the benefits of jogging.

But, recent studies are showing that jogging is bad for you. For many fitness fanatics, this is like claiming water is bad for you…

A recent study suggests that jogging more than three times a week, may be as bad for you as never doing any exercise.

In fact, they have claimed that it can be more harmful to jog more than 1-2.4 hours a week.

What, is jogging bad for you?!

Don’t panic, we have decided to look further into this study and find out if jogging really is bad for you.

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Best weightlifting shoes for men

Best Shoes for Weightlifting & Cross Training for Men

People underestimate the importance and benefits of wearing a good pair of gym shoes for lifting or cross training.

They provide support and cushioning to your feet and help stabilise your body.

If you wear just any shoes to the gym, maybe you should think twice.

Apart from suffering from delayed onset muscle soreness, have you ever walked away from exercise or a gym session with a pain in your knees, back or hips? A pain that is not related to being a newbie to the gym?

You should take a look at the shoes you are wearing whilst working out.

Think about it, your feet get put through their paces during any workout. They take a hammering from the treadmill, cross trainer, deadlifts and squats.

Bad footwear can cause damage to the muscle, bones, joints and tissue throughout the body. Long-term effects would mean your fitness goals may be put on hold whilst your body recovers from the damage. Read More

Best YouTube workout videos

The 10 Best Home Workout Videos on YouTube

Obsessing over free YouTube fitness videos isn’t a bad thing, in fact, it’s a great thing!

Thanks to modern technology, all you need is an internet connection and some space to lay out your workout mat, weights and whatever other fitness accessories you use.

You can thank the internet for the free motivational YouTube workout videos and, of course, the pretty amazing trainers who share their training advice and fitness moves with us.

Here are 10 of the best home workout YouTube videos that you should add to your home workout plan straight away. Read More