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Trying to create an exercise program for yourself can be tough, especially if you have no background knowledge and experience. Hopefully, this article will aid beginner athletes in creating a successful workout program that can be modified as your abilities (endurance, strength, agility, etc.) develop.
The Truth about Lactic Acid:Lactic Acid is a by-product of anaerobic metabolism. In the first 2-3 minutes of any cardio exercise, typically you have shortness of breath, possible burning sensations and a feeling of fatigue. These feelings are attributed to your body switching metabolic states (from anaerobic to aerobic metabolism) in which aerobic metabolism is much more efficient. When your body cannot meet the demands of your aerobic state, the substrate pyruvate builds up in your muscles and is converted to lactic acid.
Vacations are defined as a suspended period of time away from work and for the most part take place in a stress-free and relaxing environment. You do not have to be concerned with planning work meetings, running errands, rising for the alarm clock, or any other daily obligations. Vacations should be bliss! So, what if I told you there was a way to stay slim and still enjoy all the benefits of the all-inclusive vacation. You'd probably call me a liar; however below are some simple tips to keep the pounds off and still enjoy all the wonderful benefits of a vacation.
1. Crunches are better exercise moves for your abdominals?
Fiction - Most individuals perform crunches that engage their hip flexors and by repeating this pattern you are only strengthening your hip flexors. We need to break free of the myth that doing crunches will help to achieve that "flat stomach" or "washboard abs."
2. You burn more calories during cardio workouts compared to strength training workouts?
Fiction - You boost your metabolism during strength training workouts that last longer than just doing a cardio workout. With strength training, you also increase muscle mass. It is recommended to do cardio workouts after strength training so you can increase your fat burning potential (Metabolic systems include lipolysis and beta oxidation).
As an exercise enthusiast,attending the gym about 5 days a week, I always notice a similar trend - more elliptical machines are being used compared to treadmills. My subjective observations have taken place during the winter months, so I can safely assume that not many exercisers are running outside. So, why are elliptical machines so popular? My finding on the subject matter may be rather shocking (or at least to me).