CARDIOVASCULAR TRAINING

Boosting Male Fertility

  Seeking an alternative treatment when trying to conceive is more common than you may think.  According to a study, in nearly half of infertility cases, the male is shown to have less than desirable sperm quality (1). Whilst your physician may advise you to get in shape and lose...

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Cholesterol

Historically cholesterol has been demonised as the main cause of cardiovascular disease. Below are some phrases that may resonate with you; “All cholesterol is bad for you.” “I can’t eat foods high in cholesterol.” Cholesterol is naturally found in the cells of the body and is a waxy fat-like substance. Cholesterol acquired from the diet is commonly found in animal...

Fasted vs Fed Cardio for Fat Loss

Looking for the minutiae within something before having a good foundation can be a common issue, and the method of how to perform cardio also fits into that bracket. When the goal is fat loss, performing some sort of cardiovascular exercise is wise to help create a negative energy balance, but is there any more benefits towards fat loss when...

Should You Worry About Overtraining?

  Overtraining can be broken down into different sections (functional overreaching, nonfunctional overreaching and overtraining syndrome) and can be defined as an imbalance between training and recovery, leading to a decrease in training performance that lasts for several weeks to months (1). For the average gym user, overtraining should not be a worry and possibly applying more intensity to your...

Risks of Ultra Endurance

  Firstly, let’s not confuse the situation, exercise significantly improves cardiovascular health and decreases the risk of cardiovascular disease. Recognised Benefits of Cardiovascular Exercise People who exercise regularly have a greater average life expectancy of 7 years compared to those who are inactive (1,2,3) Reduced risk of obesity Reduced LDL cholesterol Improved insulin sensitivity Reduced psychological stress However, are there...

Cutting with Complex Workouts

  I’d love to but I don’t have time... At some point or another, most of us are guilty of placing our workouts to the back of the queue when we are busy. Workouts don’t need to be time-consuming, though. Shorter, intense workouts can be very effective in stripping body fat and boosting levels of fitness. Even on a tight...

What is Interval Training?

  Interval training is a type of cardiovascular exercise that is split up into a high intensity exercise for a set period of time followed by a lower intensity recovery time period. Due to the high bouts of intensity that occur during this type of exercise, sessions are shorter to equate to the higher demands of energy. Example Stationary Bike...

What Is Cardiovascular Training?

  Cardiovascular training is physical exercise that benefits the circulatory system otherwise known as the cardiovascular system. The cardiovascular system is made up of the heart, lungs and connecting blood vessels, therefore when you perform this type of training you are essentially training the system to become stronger and more efficient, making it an important area to train to help...

HIIT vs LISS For Fat Loss

When the goal is fat loss, choosing the type of cardio to perform can be debatable and many individuals will go back and forth between deciding what the best one is for them. Understanding how they work and the impact they have, will help determine the best cardio for you when the goal is fat loss. To lose weight, the...