Tagged: IDEA

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Testing EPOC

IDEA Fitness Journal for April 2015 has a fantastic article about the advantages of high-intensity training. The big advantage is excess post exercise oxygen consumption (EPOC). What that fancy word means is your body keeps burning fuel (mostly fat) for minutes, hours, days after your exercise. So what’s the best...

Rules of a Fitness Professional

We focus on all of these! Okay, except I’m not all about “goal setting”. We all have goals, but we don’t always need goals, in my opinion. We need fun. I know we call it a “work”-out, but that’s part of the problem. Being active, being physical, playing, being in...

Massage, Stretch, Strengthen: Fixing Those Pains

If you have poor body alignment and weak or tight muscles, you likely have pains you deal with daily. You might not be aware which muscles are the problem or how you may be out of alignment, but a physical therapist or personal trainer can help pinpoint the problem and...

Debunking 10 Exercise Myths

Exercise Myth 1. You Will Burn More Fat If You Exercise Longer at a Lower Intensity. The most important focus in exercise and fat weight control is how many calories are burned during the activity. Exercise Myth 2. If You’re Not Going to Work Out Hard and Often, Exercise Is...