Dave Matthews, the Elliptical Machine, and the Haters
Just because an exercise or protocol isn't for you, doesn't give you license to berate everyone who does it.
Get Back to Fighting Weight and Conquer Race Season
How will you approach the extra pounds you put on in the off-season?
Cardio Doesn't Kill Gains (and You Should Be Doing It)
Aerobic endurance will carry over to better performance in the weight room.
Accelerate Your Fat Loss With Cinco Sets
Hate cardio? Good news - if your goal is fat loss, there is a better way to spend your time at the gym.
The Elliptical for Cardio? Smart Strength With Charles Staley
Strength training veteran Charles Staley is here to answer our readers' questions about life and lifting.
Are the Benefits of Aerobic Exercise All in Your Head?
When it comes to aerobic exercise, believing isn't enough. You have to do the work.
The Fat Loss "Secret"- You're Just Not Working Hard Enough
Time and time again, people are looking for a quick fix when it comes to fitness, but sometimes the simplest solutions are also the hardest.
The Best Research on Body Fat, Losing Fat, and Eating Fat
Here you go - solid science-based advice and research to improve your training and nutrition.
Debunking the Myth of Fasted Cardio
You might have heard doing fasted cardio can accelerate fat loss, but the real trick might not be as sexy as that.
How to Manage Your Conditioning Program, Part 2
The process of individualizing your training based on biofeedback leads to much better outcomes and more consistent progress.
How to Manage Your Conditioning Program, Part 1
Two criteria determine whether or not you reach your goal - your training program and how you manage that program.
"The Cardio Code" (Book Review)
If every trainer read Kenneth Jay's book, we would all be better equipped to help people improve their VO2 max and actually get fit.
Circuit Training Doesn't Get You Fitter
Something to note here is the definition of fitness for most textbooks - VO2 max. Lifting heavy weights quickly doesn’t improve it.
Cardio Before Strength Elicits Better Hormonal Response
Running on a treadmill before lifting weights correlated with a higher response from anabolic hormones.
Use Exercise Order, Rest Intervals, and Cardio for Hypertrophy
A new study found significant overlap between these three factors and muscle growth.
Why Does BJJ Make Me So Tired?
Doing lots of cardio, but still running out of gas in BJJ? Consider that running on the treadmill and having some big scary guy try to choke you are nothing alike
Is Steady State or Interval Training Better for Cardio?
Steady state cardio gets a bad rap sometimes. Recently science put this common conception to the test.
3 Exercises You Should Skip at the Gym
I’m in no place to tell you what to do with your time. But I am in a place of telling you which exercises will help you get the results you want.
Eric C. Stevens
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