Bobby Lane Fitness

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Isolation Exercises vs. Compound Exercises There has been a great deal of debate and controversy when discussing if isolation exercises or compound exercises are better. In this post, you will find out more about compound and isolation exercises and how you should be using them for best results.

What are Compound Exercises?

A compound exercise is any exercise that uses two or more different joints to fully stimulate entire muscle groups. Therefore more major muscle groups can be hit with a smaller number of exercises.

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sweat out a cold

Getting a cold or flu while you are working towards your fitness goals can seem like a big demotivator and set-back. One of the first questions you usually ask yourself is, “Is it possible to sweat out a cold? Is it safe for me to exercise while I am sick?”

Let me clear up your confusion with this article. Next time you come down with a cold or flu, you will know what to do.

Listen to Your Body. It will Tell You if You Should Exercise or Not.

If you are thinking of trying to sweat out a cold or flu in the gym, you need to take a few things into consideration. How severe are your symptoms, do you have a fever, and do you have any underlying diseases such as asthma or heart disease?

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These best exercises to lose weight aren’t only for weight loss and they all have a great impact on many other aspects of you and your body. Exercises should be a very important meeting that you have with yourself on an almost daily basis. Schedule a meeting on your workout days with the most important person on earth…..YOU!

Even though these best exercises to lose weight are very important, they won’t be enough for you to see ongoing results with your weight loss. There are many other things that you need to keep in check. Your eating plan, medical conditions, injuries and even stress can have a big impact on your ability to lose weight.

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training to failure

There is a lot of controversy around the topic of training to failure. Like almost anything on the face of this earth, there is a good and a bad side to training to failure. The question you should be asking yourself is,”What can I benefit from it, and how can I do it correctly and safely?” I am going to take you through the guidelines of training to failure, what it is, how to do it, and help you to decide if you are ready for it.

What is Training to Failure?

Training to failure means doing so many reps that you physically can’t complete anything more. The objective is to induce the most muscle growth by pumping the maximum amount of blood to the targeted muscles, causing you to get the ultimate “PUMP“.

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Heart Rate Zones Training

Training in the right heart rate zones benefits everyone, from the beginner through to the highly conditioned athlete. Heart rate zones training is an essential method that you need to know if you want to effectively reach your goals.

What is the goal that you are trying to achieve? Do you want to lose weight, or improve your cardiovascular fitness, or maybe you are preparing for your next competition? You need to be training in the perfect heart rate zone suited for your goal!

The key to making progress is to elevate your heart rate into the correct heart rate zones, so your effort matches your goals.

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Metabolic Conditioning

Metabolic conditioning is the latest hype and a great sales pitch for newcomers at the gym. I must admit, metabolic conditioning does sound all fancy and high tech, but what is it really?

What is Metabolic Conditioning?

Everyone thinks that metabolic conditioning is some new way to burn fat and tone up, but it has always been there inside your body. It only seems new because science has only recently been able to conduct proper research on it. The basic principle of metabolic conditioning is that you do a certain workout routine in a certain way. This will make you burn more calories for up to 48 hours after your workout. Let’s dive deeper into this topic and let’s explore how, and when to do which metabolic conditioning workout.

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Fitness Myths

Are you working out regularly but not seeing results? Then there is a good chance that you have fallen into the trap of fitness myths. Don’t beat yourself up about it. If you are following someone’s advice, maybe even your gym instructor’s advice, rather do some research on it yourself before you dive into it blindly. Here are some of the most popular myths circulating out there that you really should not be believing in.

Myth: You Need To Do Crunches To Get Flat Abs.

Crunches may be the most popular abdominal exercise around, but doing them is not the best way to trim your waistline. They don’t burn a lot of calories so they don’t really with fat loss. They do, however, tone a small area of your abs. You will get better results by doing planks or bridges. If you are doing crunches, make sure you are doing crunches, make sure you have proper form to avoid getting injuries.

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High-intensity interval training, or HIIT, sounds like a very complicated and tough workout program. When, in fact, it is actually not too challenging to do and master. It also has loads of benefits that I will talk further on later in this post.

The Basic Principal of High-Intensity Interval Training

The basic principle of HIIT is really easy to implement into your daily workout routine. Let me show you how you can incorporate HIIT into your morning jog. Having an interval timer will make this much easier for you, but a normal watch will also work.

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Workout Plan

One of the easiest things to do is find excuses to not stay committed to your workout. Maybe you think you are too busy, too tired, or maybe you just don’t feel up to it. Well, this is going to sound harsh, the problem lies with you…. but you can fix it with a good attitude, being focused, and the next few tips.

Remember Who You Are Doing It For

There are so many people that are looking for motivation in the wrong places. It’s their thoughts that are ultimately making them not succeed in their workout. Don’t work out just to impress other people. This is a good short-term motivation, but it will not last. Do it for yourself. Set your goals, try your best to achieve them, and don’t forget to set rewards for yourself when you do achieve them.

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