Not Your Mom’s Treadmill Routine

Friday May 31, 2013

Chances are you’ve used a treadmill before. There are many benefits of using a treadmill. When the weather is bad, you don’t have a safe neighborhood to exercise in, or you prefer the privacy of working out in your own home, the treadmill is a great option.

But your treading doesn’t have to be the same-old thing, day after day. Walking and running may be the only two forms of exercise you can do on a treadmill safely, but the way you do these activities can boost your workout and your benefits.

So if your treadmill workouts are getting boring or you don’t feel like you’re being challenged enough, the Stafford boot camp suggests that it may be time to add a little variety to your workout. Here’s how to get started.

It’s All about IntervalsStafford Boot Camp

A great way to get more out of your treadmill workout is by using interval training. It’s easy to get bored walking or jogging at the same pace, at the same incline, for your entire workout. You’ll burn more calories in a shorter period of time, improve your fitness, and not get bored with interval training. This form of exercise alternates between moderate and high intensity exercise by increasing and decreasing your speed or incline. The treadmill makes this easy on you.

Before your workout, spend about five minutes warming up at a slow pace at a 1.0 percent incline to get your blood flowing and muscles ready. Use these techniques to introduce intervals into your workouts and watch your workout become more effective and interesting.


Interval training with hills keeps you moving at the same speed, but increases the incline for one-minute intervals. Walking or running hills is a great way to work your hamstrings and glutes. After your warm up, increase your speed to a pace that’s comfortable but still a challenge. You’ll want to keep this pace for the duration of the workout unless you feel you can push yourself harder after a few of the hills. Read More…

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Toned Arms and a Strong Back – It’s about more than just appearances.

Wednesday May 29, 2013

Do you lack upper body strength? Wish your arm muscles were more defined? Anyone, at any age, can have toned, sculpted arms. The benefits of a strong upper body are more than just how you look in a swimsuit. Upper body strength is important for every stage of life and daily activities and tasks.

Why should you care about strong muscle tone in your upper body? What steps should you take to strengthen and sculpt this often-overlooked area of the body? Well, the Guelph boot camp has a few reasons why developing toned arms is important.

First, the WhyGuelph Boot Camp

Working at the computer all day, sitting in front of the TV at night, or driving around in a car doesn’t give your upper body much of a workout. Without proper stretching and strength building exercises, your upper body may quickly become tight, lose its range of motion, and potentially get injured.

It may be time to add arm, shoulder, and back exercises to your weekly exercise routine so the next time you rearrange furniture, reach up into the high cabinet to retrieve your holiday dishes, or rake leaves you’ll have the muscle and balance to get the job done safely.

A strong upper body also improves your posture. With good posture, you’ll enjoy improved breathing, circulation, and digestion, all while keeping your body aligned and giving you an armful of confidence.

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No Big Deal

Friday May 24, 2013

Weight loss may not be easy, but the formula behind it is.

A calorie is a unit of food energy. Each person must eat a certain amount of calories each day to survive. The number you need depends on your current weight, age, activity level, and sex. In order to shed some pounds, you’ve got to create a calorie deficit by burning more calories than you consume. This deficit causes your body to burn the calories stored as fat rather than the calories from the cheeseburger you just ate. Here are a few tips that the boot camp in Lloydminster want you to keep in mind when counting calories.

Weight Loss Calculator

For a quick way to estimate how many calories you should eat each day to lose your desired number of pounds by a certain date, find a weight loss calculator online. You’ll need to enter your sex, age, current weight, height, activity level, as well as your starting date and the number of pounds you want to lose. Once you’ve done this, it’s time to get started. Read More…

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Picking Your Weight Loss Plan

Monday May 20, 2013

How to choose a fitness plan that works for you.

Whether you’re looking to lose a few pounds or a lot of pounds, it’s hard to know where to start, and the overwhelming variety fitness programs isn’t any help. Maybe yoVaughan Boot Campu’ve tried various dieting techniques in the past with little success or at least not lasting success. Since losing weight can be a long, difficult process, many people turn to professional weight loss programs for assistance and accountability. Each fitness program out there promises amazing results and each has its own set of rules to follow.

The truth is, any weight loss routine you try will work, but whether it sticks is up to you. Ask yourself, will the fitness program motivate you to make the necessary diet and exercise changes needed for lasting weight loss? Choose your program carefully and as you make your decision, the boot camp in Vaughan asks you to consider the following. Read More…

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Don’t Let Alcohol Be the Downfall of Your Diet

Friday May 17, 2013

Don’t just drink responsibly, drink smarter.

You know to avoid the cakes and pies, but what should you do when it comes to alcoholic drinks? It’s easy to overlook the calories found in beverages. If you’re counting calories to lose weight, don’t ignore the calories found in what you drink. Because while they may not require a fork to ingest, alcoholic beverages rank pretty high on the calorie scale—second only to fat. With little to no nutritional content, no fat, and low in carbohydrates, alcohol only adds empty calories to your diet. These empty calories can pack the pounds on every part of your body fast. One can of beer (150 calories) will take at least a 30-minute brisk walk to burn off.

It’s not just the calories that sabotage your diet. Alcohol actually prevents your body from burning fat, especially fat around your waist. In addition, alcohol slows your metabolism, causing whatever food you’ve recently eaten to be more readily stored as fat.Anchorage Boot Camp

If you’re trying to watch your weight but you enjoy drinking a glass of wine to relax after a long day, if you enjoy drinking a beer while watching the game, or if mixed drinks are on the menu at your girls’ night out, the Anchorage boot camp says you don’t have to say no. You just have to know how to drink smart and lose weight at the same time. Read More…

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Burn, Baby, Burn!

Wednesday May 15, 2013

Attack your body’s extra calories with these quick tips.

Ever have a hard time finding time to exercise? Then wouldn’t it make sense to burn as many calories as you can in your allotted space of time?

By finding a fitness boot camp that you feel comfortable in and implementing these tips that the boot camp in Vancouver suggests, you’ll not only burn more calories, but also you’ll shed more pounds.

Snack First

If you exercise first thing in the morning, if it’s been more than a few hours since your last meal, or if you feel fatigued during your workout, you may be putting your body at a disadvantage. For the best fat-burning routine, you need to fuel your body with a pre-workout snack about 30 minutes prior to exercising.Vancouver Boot Camp

With enough fuel, you’ll have enough energy for a boot camp workout. The best snack? A combination of protein and carbohydrates. To get this combo, try a banana and half a bagel or a spoonful of peanut butter and a cup of yogurt. If you’re on the run, grab an energy bar. Just eat something! Read More…

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Why You Should Avoid Exercise Machines – And Join a Boot Camp Instead

Monday May 13, 2013

Why You Should Avoid Exercise Machines – And Join a Boot Camp Instead

Sure exercise machines seem like a good way to quickly build muscle and jumpstart your fitness routine, but if you’re not researching every detail about how each exercise machine works which muscle you could end up seriously injuring yourself, and injury is one of the biggest reasons that people give up on exercising. Plus, not everyone has the time to go to the gym for hours long workouts.Sacramento Boot Camp
So, here is a list of exercise machines to avoid and why the Sacramento boot camp wants you to consider joining a boot camp for all of your fitness needs.

1. Seated Leg Extension – This machine is supposed to train your quadriceps, but what is actually happening is that the machine ends up strengthening a motion that your legs aren’t even designed to do, which can put a strain on the ligaments and tendons surrounding your kneecaps.

Try This Boot Camp Exercise Instead – Boot camps are great because they don’t involve any heavy gym equipment and instead focus on bodyweight exercises like the one-legged squat, which replaces the seated leg extension machine by strengthening your leg muscles and core at the same time. Not everyone can perform a one-legged squat, but by joining a boot camp you’ll be able to build the stamina you need to start doing them. Read More…

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Making Weight Loss Stick

Thursday May 09, 2013

The trick to getting and staying healthy

Research has shown over and over again that fad weight loss workouts and diets may work to shed a few pounds relatively quickly, but they ultimately fail to keep the weight off long term. That’s why the boot camp in Rowlett wants you to consider this fact when contemplating a new weight loss regimen. Boot Camp in Rowlett

There are a lot of different things you can do to make sure that your weight loss routine is actually working to melt away the pounds. Keep in mind that those who lose weight at a gradual pace like around one or two pounds per week are in much better shape to keep those extra pounds off than those who are trying every new diet and exercise fad out there.

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Five Reasons Why Bodyweight Workouts Kick Butt – How boot camp helps you to achieve maximum results with just your body weight

Monday May 06, 2013

Getting healthy and fit doesn’t have to be brain surgery, but learning how and why bodyweight exercises work can help you to reach your fat loss goals as well as tone and tighten your body. Here are five reasons why the Monrovia boot camp believes bodyweight exercises are essential and should be considered when trying to get fit.

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1. Efficiency – Unless you’re a professional bodybuilder or a Mr. Universe contestant, your hours long workouts are officially over. By utilizing multiple bodyweight exercises you can burn more calories in a shorter amount of time. Boot camps work to maximize just 30 minutes of exercising, but yield massive results with a combination of bodyweight exercises, suspension training, and pairing bodyweight routines with kettlebells and dumbbells to build muscle strength. Because there’s minimal equipment involved in a boot camp setting there is an easy transition between exercise stations and shorter rest times in between, which burns serious calories. Read More…

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Understanding the Squat – How Boot Camps Use Body Weight to Build Muscle

Wednesday May 01, 2013

The human body is an amazing machine, but just like any other machine it needs upkeep. Exercise and proper diet are pretty much the only ways you can keep your body in top shape, but there are so many different diet and exercise combos out there that it can sometimes be stressful for those who don’t know where to start. That’s why the boot camp in Brea want you understand the basics of the squat and how boot camps utilize them to get maximum results.
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Did you know the human body engages over 200 muscles when squatting? That’s pretty amazing, but what’s great about the squat is that it helps to promote muscle growth by forcing your body to engage in compound movements that flex multiple muscles and joints at the same time. Squats are also known for improving coordination because they involve muscle-skeletal movements when you do a proper squat.

Where Boot Camps Fit In

There are a lot of ways you can modify the squat to achieve maximum results. Boot camps use many different squat combos to make the body stronger like incorporating medicine balls for slams, kettlebells for strength, and dumbbells for sumo squats. All of these combos and more are fantastic for training your muscles in the different movements that they involve, all while building strength and stamina and burning calories. Read More…

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