I can barely believe the words as I reread that title out loud. A strength training advocate like myself recommending people stop deadlifting, blasphemy! To further explain I would like to introduce you to the risk to reward ratio and how it relates to exercise.
You may have noticed the rapid rise in barbell use and serious lifting with many fitness enthusiasts over the last few years? Spurred on initially by the popularity of crossfit, the sport of Olympic Lifting, which was previously only seen once every 4 years at the Olympics Games, quickly became common place in many health clubs.
You’ve probably seen and heard the term HIIT (pronounced ‘hit’) thrown around a lot lately. It’s touted as one of the most effective ways to get the results you’re after – and with good reason. Over time, High Intensity Interval Training challenges your body and improves your overall performance.
Whether you’re a sprinter or play a sport that requires you to move quickly across a court or field, improving your explosive strength will improve you as an athlete.The measure of explosive strength is known as your rate of force development (RFD) – that’s how quickly you can produce force.
The term ‘weight loss’ can often be found at the top of a New Years resolution list, it’s referenced in at least 233 million Google search hits and sells billions of dollars worth of products and services every single year.
Whether you can’t start your day without a morning run, or you prefer to burn off some steam at the end of the day, any exercise is better than no exercise at all.Everyone has their own theories and preferences, but ultimately when you choose to train depends on your goals.
Possibly the most argued and debated question in the fitness industry is this one: How low should I squat? The answer is not a simple one, it truly does depend on a number of factors. So let’s take a closer look.
Losing fat is the number one reason people get on the fitness wagon. But with so much misinformation out there it can be hard to know for sure whether your workout is burning fat, or just burning your time.