Saturday, February 27, 2010

Collected Fitness Wisdom #17

Your body is smarter than you think. It’s always looking for balance, homeostasis. The truth is your body hates change. So if you keep doing boring, steady state cardio over and over, before long your body will adapt and become efficient at using fewer calories while working out.

~Joshua Carter

It's still a fact that most women don't strength train properly. The gyms are filled with women who pick up nothing heavier than a pink dumbbell. They think if they pick up some real weight that they'll wake up the next morning looking like a linebacker in the NFL.

~Nia Shanks

Consistently sticking to your diet and exercise plan is the number one determining factor of your success. If you stick to a bad plan, you will have better results than if you sort of stuck to a good plan.

~Mike Roussell

Well, I know there's a lot of mixed views in the cardio area, and I'll proudly say that I'm pretty much totally against traditional cardio in the sense of just doing long duration, steady pace cardio. I feel that steady pace cardio is a very ineffective way to train and a waste of time in my opinion that could be better spent on variable intensity (interval) training, or more high intensity resistance training (weights, bodyweight training, etc). In general, I feel that anaerobic training gives you more bang for the buck compared to wasting time with lots of aerobic training.

~Mike Geary


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