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HIIT vs. Steady State for Fat Loss

High intensity interval training, also referred to as HIIT, is believed to be the holy grail of exercise modalities for fat loss. HIIT is indeed a viable method to promote fat loss, but how does it stack up against steady state cardio (prolonged maintenance of the same running pace)? Let’s see what form of cardio exercise […]

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What is Spot Reduction and Does it Work?

Trying to get rid of that stubborn belly fat? Not happy about how thick your thighs are? Many people believe that focusing on working the muscles around areas with high fat that it will burn the fat itself. Let’s learn about spot reduction and if it actually works.

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Why Women Should Strength Train

In some cases, the moment that we make mention of strength training to female clients can be a tense one—one that tends to be full of excuses. “I don’t want to bulk up.” “Ha! I’m not a body builder.” “But cardio burns more calories.” The truth is, strength training is one of the best things you can add […]

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Know the Difference: Fat Burning Zone vs. Cardio Zone

You jump onto your favorite elliptical or treadmill, and you often see a graphic indicating “fat burn zones” and “cardio zones.” At first glance, it may appear that you burn more fat working at a lower intensity (55%-65% of your heart rate maximum) than you would working in a cardio zone (75%-85% of your heart […]

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