Why High-Intensity Interval Training Almost Always Beats Steady-State Cardio for Fat Loss and Muscle Growth

Why High-Intensity Interval Training Almost Always Beats Steady-State Cardio for Fat Loss and Muscle Growth

Imagine walking into a gym and jumping on an exercise bike to do a session of high-intensity interval training. The person beside you has been cycling on an exercise bike at a steady pace for ten minutes when you start.

You crank out a 20 minute session of high-intensity interval training and call it quits for the day. The steady-state cyclist beside you continues to cycle for another 10 minutes after you finish.

  • Your time spent training: 20 minutes
  • Their time spent training: 40 minutes

Guess who burned more fat?

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How to Count Calories for Weight Loss

How to Count Calories for Weight Loss

Losing weight is not nearly as difficult as you might think. I can summarize weight loss in one line with one equation:

energy in < energy out = weight loss

In its most basic form, weight loss is nothing more than consuming less energy than you burn. When you consume less energy than you burn, you lose weight. Period.

Similarly, if energy in = energy out then you maintain your weight. And if energy in > energy out you gain weight.

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4 Fitness Buffs Speak Out: “The One Thing I Wish I Knew before I Started Working Out”

4 Fitness Buffs Speak Out: "The One Thing I Wish I Knew before I Started Working Out"

Do you remember that rush of enthusiasm you felt when you decided to start working out? Like many others, I’m sure you were anxious to get started and see results.

But most people don’t know where to start when it comes to getting fit. The abundance of fitness information in books, magazines, and the Internet tends to keep people from ever getting started, or leads them to little or no results.

That’s why I reached out to 4 fitness buffs and asked them to answer one simple question:

What is the one thing you wish you knew before you started working out?

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Recipe of the Week: Greek Scrambled Eggs

Recipe of the Week: Greek Scrambled Eggs

Eggs are a tasty and inexpensive way to add protein and healthy fats to your diet. One extra large egg packs a whopping 7 grams of protein!

I eat eggs almost every morning, so I’m always looking for new and exciting flavors to keep things fresh. With a few simple spice changes you can go from Mexican scrambled eggs to North African scrambled eggs to French scrambled eggs.

For today’s scrambled egg recipe we’ve settled in the Hellenic Republic, better known as Greece.

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16 Ways to Get Fit at Home without Equipment

Do you prefer to get fit at home or at a gym?

Both choices have their pros and cons. Gyms typically have personal trainers available and more exercise equipment than you know what to do with.

But there are many downsides to gyms:

  • Gyms cost money
  • Gyms get crowded
  • Gyms require a commute
  • Gyms take time away from being at home with your family.

Did you know that 67% of people with gym memberships don’t use them?

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