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Trainer Tells: Are Intervals or Steady-State Cardio Better for Weight Loss?
Celebrity trainer Harley Pasternak dishes on which type of cardio may get you better results.
-Hi guys, I'm Mary Anderson, deputy editor at Fitness Magazine, and we're back with another Trainer Tells segment. This question comes from Facebook follower, Marissa Figueroa, who wanted to know what's better for weight loss , doing intervals or steady cardio for a longer time. Well, we caught up with celebrity trainer Harley Pasternak to get that answered. -So, this answer is for Marissa Figueroa's question about what's better, steady state cardio or interval training . There is a bunch of research showing that interval training might be slightly more effective at burning calories than steady state cardio. However, it really boils down to real-life real world application. What do you wanna do? What do you
Trainer Tells: How Do I Push Through "The Wall" and Lose Those Last 10 Pounds?
Extreme Weight Loss trainer Chris Powell gives tips on staying motivated on your weight-loss journey, and how to lose those final 10 pounds.
Magazine. We're here with another Trainer Tells. This time, Chris Powell from Extreme Makeover Weight Loss Edition. Chris, take it away. -Hey Carrie, what's up? It's me Chris Powell and I'm here to answer your Trainer Tells question. So, the question is, why are the last 10 pounds so hard to lose and how do you push through that wall? Great question. First and foremost, now keep in mind, as your body is losing weight , whatever it is that we're doing, whatever we're imposing into our body, our body is actually built to adapt to that. So, as we run, you know, think about the first time that you actually went out to do exercises. Probably exhausting. When you did it, it got easier and easier. And why? Because our body is actually building those mechanisms to become more efficient to that. Now efficiency, it's a great thing, but also when it comes to weight loss , it slows us down because our body is constantly trying to fight it. So now, we come down to those proverbial, the final 10 or 15 pounds, and our bodies become this incredibly efficient machine that's trying not to lose weight anymore. And we're trying to keep it to keep losing weight . So, the key to breaking through that wall is to keep throwing what we call little curve balls into your body, to trick it if you will. Now, the first thing that we'll do is we will employ what we
Trainer Tells: What Workouts Can My Guy and I Do Together?
Extreme Weight Loss trainer Chris Powell gives tips on working out with your partner, even if you don't typically like the same kinds of workouts.
I'm here with another Trainer Tells, this time with Chris Powell from Extreme Makeover Weight Loss Edition. Chris, take it away. -Hey Nina, what's up? It's me Chris Powell and I'm here to answer your Trainer Tells question.
Trainer Tells: Are There Exercises I Should Avoid While Pregnant?
While you should always consult your physician before planning a workout routine, Extreme Weight Loss trainer Chris Powell explains which exercises you should avoid while pregnant, and how you can maintain your level of fitness for the next nine months.
And we're here with another Trainer Tells. This time, Chris Powell from Extreme Makeover Weight Loss Edition. Chris, take it away. -Hey, what's up? It's me, Chris Powell, and I'm here to answer your Trainer Tells question. So,
Trainer Tells: What Do I Eat Before A Workout and When Do I Have It?
Celeb trainer and P90X3 creator Tony Horton reveals his favorite ways to fuel up for a workout.
full, maybe half an hour, 45 minutes before you start cranking. With weight training resistance, yeah, you know, you can eat a little bit more, take less time. But when it comes to your cardio workouts, don't eat a giant ham sandwich covered in cheese and avocado. No, don't do that. So, take your time between the cardio, less time before your weight resistance,
Trainer Tells: Should I Do the Same Workout Every Day or Is Muscle Confusion Better?
What's the best way to work out? Celeb trainer and P90X3 creator Tony Horton shares his expert opinion.
Trainer Tells: Will a 30-Minute P90X3 Workout Really Be Enough?
Celeb trainer and P90X3 creator Tony Horton explains why you only need 30 minutes to bust out a quality workout.
in our test group. 39 of them lost a third of their body fat . Absolutely ridiculous results. A lot of them have lost 10 points of body fat . The reason being is there's Pilates. There's yoga. There's resistance, and I really made sure that both the men and the women
Trainer Tells: Is P90X3 Suitable for Beginners?
Celeb trainer and P90X3 creator Tony Horton explains how his new program can work for both beginners and advanced athletes.
P90X2? Can beginners start this program or somebody who's gotta be in decent shape to do this program. Let me tell you what we did. We did not make P90X3 graduate program. We want everybody to
Trainer Tells: What's the Difference Between P90X3 and Focus T-25?
There are a lot of at-home workouts, but the P90X3 creator helps share his insights about P90X3's characteristics.
and I love pull-ups and pushups. I've also got cardio. I got mixed martial arts I've got workouts called accelerator, decelerator, agility ex. So, what I'm trying to do is work on your weaknesses as much as
Trainer Tells: What's the Best Way to Tone Your Arms?
Jeanette Jenkins, The Hollywood Trainer, answers a FITNESS reader's question about toning and sculpting your arms. Got a Q of your own? Tweet it to @FitnessMagazine with the hashtag #trainertells.
past 25, then you're not going to be getting what's called your fast twitch muscle fibers and that is one of the biggest reasons why women don't get the definition in their arms is 'cause they're always lifting light weights. So, here's five exercises that you can do. I want push-ups. Okay. Try to push it through and get to 25 push-ups. Lat pull-down and make sure you're lifting enough weight that when you get to that 15th rep, it's difficult. I want dips on the bench. Okay. So, you're gonna get the shoulders and the tris. And I also want bicep curls . Okay. And overhead shoulder presses. And challenge yourself. If it's not challenging, then you're not gonna see any results. -Now, if you've