Many studies recommends stretching each of the major muscle groups at least two times a week for 60 seconds per exercise. Staying flexible as you age is a good idea. It helps you move better.
Now, this is mainly for the cardio bunny out there. That happens to mostly be women, but is a good deal of men as well. What is a cardio bunny you ask? Someone who goes to the gym and only gets on the elliptical or the treadmill (cardio equipment in general) and doesn't do any resistance training.
We all know the importance of trying to live a stress free life for improved mind, body and spirit but that's easier said then done. On a daily basis, we are inundated with stressful situations whether it be work, traffic, the kids college tuition or even the current political state. We workout and train to relieve this stress, but rarely just take quiet moments of reflection or meditation.
“So what supplements do you take?” This is often how we decide for ourselves what supplements we should take – a stratagem that’s based strictly on another person’s results, lifestyle, and nutrition choices, let alone their personal health history. The decision of what supplements you should take should be based on your OWN health history, your unique lifestyle, and above all, your personal health and fitness goals, not someone else’s.
To most people in the gym, intensity is going faster. Jumping from exercise to exercise with limited to no rest periods. Basically doing supersets, tri sets, or giant sets. Now that is indeed a more intense workout, no question, and that will certainly increase your fat burning potential (metabolics). Is it however the best way to increase the intensity of your workout?