Posts Tagged ‘workout’

Does Exercise Lower Cholesterol?

Thursday, September 22nd, 2022
does exercise lower cholesterol for these athletes?

Cholesterol and its role in our body is not something most people think about regularly, but it should be. High cholesterol can lead to cardiovascular disease, the leading cause of death in the United States today. Project Swole readers like to exercise, so let’s ask the question, ‘does exercise lower cholesterol?

If you want to know how to lower your cholesterol with exercise, here are some great workouts that can help you start dropping those dangerous fats today! Let us know what you think about these suggestions in the comments.

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Is it Better to Exercise Before or After a Bath?

Thursday, September 15th, 2022
woman doesn't know if she should exercise before or after a bath or shower

Which is the best practice, to exercise before, or after, a bath or shower? Should I do both, others may need to shower or bathe before or after, but ideally, showering/bathing before and after a workout is the best choice.  

Nevertheless, if you can only fit in one of the two, I recommend showering/bathing afterward because that keeps you smelling and feeling fresh for the rest of the day.  

There are several considerations when deciding whether to take a bath or shower before or after your workout.  Today, we will discuss the advantages and disadvantages of each so you can figure out what works best for you. Let’s start with the exercise before a bath! Read along!

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Best Live and On-Demand Exercise Classes Online

Tuesday, August 9th, 2022
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What exactly are online fitness classes, and how do they operate? These live and on-demand exercise classes also allow you to watch workout videos whenever it is convenient for you, rather than having to plan your day around a specific fitness class.

Since the pandemic, online live and on-demand exercise classes have grown in popularity. With all of the lockdowns that occur from time to time, this is by far the safest way to stay fit while still reaping the health benefits of exercising in the comfort of your own home.

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What is HIIT – High-Intensity Interval Training – And How Should You Use It?

Wednesday, July 20th, 2022

What is High-Intensity Interval Training (HIIT)?

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High-Intensity Interval Training, often represented by the acronym HIIT, is really a big deal. HIIT training is the ideal and most effective replacement for underachieving endurance cardio. High-intensity interval training has been regarded for years now as one of the best ways to burn calories and maintain muscle mass while encouraging a long-lasting metabolic effect post-workout.

As a matter of fact, in studies, HIIT is 9x more effective at burning fat than endurance cardio.

More often than not, I have talked about HIIT workouts made up only of interval sprints. Today I would like to discuss HIIT training with resistance machines, but not to be confused with High-Intensity Resistance Training, or HIRT, which I will write about shortly.

HIIT Provides the Following Benefits

  • Burn more calories than endurance cardio
  • Burn more fat than endurance cardio
  • Increase power
  • Increase speed
  • Increase muscle density
  • Improve anaerobic endurance
  • Improve aerobic endurance
  • Speed up metabolism for more than a day and a half
  • Shorten cardio training sessions by at least 33%

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Run To Lose Belly Fat

Monday, July 18th, 2022
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When you seriously set out to lose belly fat it’s a lot of hard work and requires optimizations to your lifestyle habits. Although regular exercise can trim and tone other parts of the body, for many individuals, an excess stomach can be very stubborn. Fortunately, one of the best types of exercise for losing belly fat is running. There are also some small tweaks that can be made to your regular running regimen to provide a sustained boost of fat burning. 

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5 Fun Ways to Exercise With Your Dog

Friday, February 25th, 2022
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There are a bunch of fun exercises to do with your dog if you’re wondering how to get into shape with your pet. Just like humans, obese dogs are at risk of suffering from heart problems, arthritis, and diabetes. Exercise with your dog to help you both stick to a fitness routine and follow healthier lifestyles.

If you’re thinking, “How can I exercise my dog at home?”, we’ve got you both covered in the sections below.

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10 Fitness Accessories to Always Keep in Your Gym Bag

Thursday, February 24th, 2022

Now that we are coming out of pandemic lockdown, people are starting to return to the gym. Keeping a gym bag packed and ready with oft-used fitness accessories makes it easy to get in a quick workout. Clean clothes, snacks and hydration, and personal hygiene products are vital tools when you’re running to the gym on the quick to squirrel in a workout.

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Here are ten things that should always be in your gym bag before you head out the door. 

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Top 10 YouTube Female Fitness Influencers of 2022

Wednesday, February 23rd, 2022
YouTube Female Fitness Influencers

When you can’t go to the gym, you can watch videos on Youtube. Every year, the Youtube community grows, with creators sharing their fitness experiences, ideas, and tactics with their fans in order to inspire them to live better and happier lives. Viewers from all around the world are flocking to Youtube to work out their favorite YouTube Female Fitness Influencers. Fitness superstars with millions of followers are reaching out to audiences all over social media with customized experiences and diet plans.

Check out the top 10 Youtube Female Fitness Influencers that might serve as your personal trainers, online or offline.

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4 Perks to Boot Camp Workouts

Tuesday, February 22nd, 2022
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If you are looking for a workout that is challenging and intense, boot camp workouts may just fit the bill. All forms of high-intensity workouts have seen a surge in popularity over the past few years, but boot camp-style programs offer some unique benefits. With many gyms now opening up post-quarantine, group classes are starting to regain their popularity. Boot camp workouts are all the rage right now with group classes since they allow for both strength training and conditioning in a short 40-minute intense workout.

Here are 4 awesome benefits of boot camp workouts over regular commercial gym memberships.

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6 Great Ways To Boost Workout Recovery

Thursday, February 17th, 2022
fit couple trying to boost workout recovery

You’ve got certain goals for your body. Whether you are bulking up or getting leaner, you are determined to hit the gym with consistency. However, it is important to understand that the process to boost workout recovery is just as important as the workout itself. If you overdo it, your body starts to deplete its stores of nutrients. This can then lead to decreasing performance and a deteriorating body.

Let’s check out some recovery tips to help boost your recovery.

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