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Science-Based Cardio Routine to Lose Fat Efficiently Without Losing Muscle

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Cardio is known to be one of the most efficient ways to lose fat, but what is the correct way to maximize your efforts when you are doing cardio exercises? How do you ensure that your efforts spent on cardio would help keep your muscles instead of losing muscle along with fat? A science-based approach can help nudge you in the right direction and clear up some misconceptions about cardio. For example, cardio is not necessary for fat loss if you’re consistently eating at a calorie deficit but cardio does help speed things up and makes it easier to reach...

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5 BEST Beginners Pulling Exercises to Start

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In a resistance training routine, it is important to balance both pushing and pulling exercises as they involve different muscle groups and are important to maintaining posture. The muscles that are mostly used for pulling exercises are called the “posterior chain”. This group of muscles are mostly comprised of tendons and ligaments along the back or posterior of the body, such as the back, neck, hips, and legs. More and more people are spending more time seated during the day, which thereby inhibits the use of the posterior chain muscles. If this group of muscles becomes neglected, it can negatively...

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What is an isometric exercise?

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An isometric exercise is also known as static strength training. During isometric exercises, the muscle doesn't change length and the affected joint doesn't move. You may already be doing isometric exercises but don't know what they are. They can include yoga poses such as chair and tree poses and the side bridge. These require you to hold the position, that's why they are also known as static strength training. This type of exercise has its own benefits. They are ideal for those with small workout space, limited exercise equipment, existing knee discomfort, or anyone needing a change in their regular...

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Follow along to this relaxing evening flexibility routine

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How do you relax before bed? Do you do some stretches? If not, then you should start this relaxing habit because it can help you sleep better and prevent pain. An evening stretching routine helps your body to enter a relaxed state more quickly to help you prepare for bed. It can even help you stay in a deeper sleep for longer. Since stretches help prevent pain, you’re less likely to toss and turn during sleep. Stretching is a great alternative nighttime activity to scrolling through social media or reading emails on a screen. When done correctly, studies have shown...

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Get sweaty with this cardio, strength, and core exercise routine

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Here’s a workout routine that will definitely get you sweaty – it combines cardio, strength, and core exercises, all within half an hour. There is no equipment needed for this routine so you can do this workout in the comfort of your own home whenever you have time. If you don’t have the full half-hour to do the workout, you can do fewer circuits. This workout is not easy as it targets your entire body but if you can follow through the entire routine then bravo! This workout is intense so it’s perfect if you want to burn calories. Follow...

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