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Contributed by New Yorker/Gym-goer Jeremy S. (MizzFIT Guest Blogger)
I’m looking forward to our next workout and thanks for asking me to contribute. Here’s what’s on my mind today…
A few days ago, I was chatting with a gym acquaintance and inquired how his training was coming along. Despite a rigorous cardio routine of 3-5 miles a day and a weight training program involving various compound exercises (multi-joint movement that works several muscle groups at one time) he was not burning fat at a recognizable rate. Attempting to assess why his efforts were not paying off, I asked him two basic questions. When are you running and how fast are you running? His answers would determine whether he was running himself into a fat-burning pitfall.
Believe it or not, all cardio is not created equal. Running ‘fast’ is far less productive than running ‘slow’ when trying to burn fat. To maximize fat burning, you want to train at...
My friend, Yaw Etse, from Vokoder FM just sent me this GaGa remix. Take a listen. Vokoder is sick and so is Yaw, co-founder and creator. Vokoder FM simplifies the process of managing, discovering, and recommending great music. Yaw, please keep the workout tracks coming!
I just finished taking the AEROJUMP class at AEROSPACE High Performance Center and I can’t remember the last time I worked out so hard. A big shout out to Niki and Louise for joining me. Without them, I surely wouldn’t have survived. AEROSPACE is a modern, airy boxing gym with dark wood floors and lots of space to move around. It isn’t the type of gym that feels overcrowded and overwhelming. It has a soothing ambience and a minimalist decor that gives you the impression of being at an exclusive gym. There’s a pretty even ratio of male to female members and the vibe is more Gleason’s hard-ass than Equinox posh.
Michael Olajide, co-founder of AEROSPACE and our AEROJUMP instructor, was immediately attentive to our beginner level status and gave us some suggestions for lasting through the hour-long class. Did I mention class lasted for an entire hour? Because it did. For that full hour, the ONLY thing we did was jump rope. There are no breaks but there’s no pressure if...
Run the NYC MARATHON and save some lives while you’re at it.
Team Continuum is an amazing charity organization for urban professionals/athletes. I’m a little biased towards them since I’m on the team but I encourage everyone who loves to run to check them out. You can count on fun races and events organized by the team and it’s a great way to meet really cool people who care about helping cancer patients.
Jumping rope is supposed to be a true method for conditioning your body, improving coordination and sculpting your arms. It also happens to be extremely difficult. It’s an activity that becomes more fun as you become more skilled at it. Remember the double dutch girls on the blacktop? They weren’t messing around—it’s not easy! I plan on testing my skilzz tonight at AEROSPACE GYM, in a high performance jump rope class called AEROJUMP. Check in later for my review.
Last night I was having dinner at Focaccia in the West Village with family and friends. My friend, Roberto, who is a very handsome fashion designer with a near perfect physique mentioned that he recently gave up coffee. Everyone at the table gasped. Roberto’s trainer had instructed him to give up coffee in order to maintain the toning results from his workouts. I wondered, does coffee really inhibit muscle tone or is it all the things we pair with our coffee and the quantity we drink throughout the day that makes us less fit. Check out what I found out on coffee and exercise below.
Coffee improves physical performance: many studies have been conducted on athletes across a variety of sports and exercises.
Coffee makes exercising easier: caffeine blocks adenosine, a biochemical involved in energy transfer, which is believed to reduce muscle pain during exercise.
Coffee boosts exercise stamina: a cup of coffee allows you to continue exercising a third...
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