What about calorie burning?

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An increase in muscle density leads to an increasing in resting metabolic rates. This means that at rest an individual is burning more calories than they were before because the body requires more energy (calories) to support the increased muscle density.  As a result, HIT safely and efficiently creates more muscle to burn more calories… Read More ›

How do I lose excessive fat and weight?

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We all say that we want to lose weight but really what we want is to lose flab.  Why is this distinction important? Because muscle is a denser tissue than fat; consequently, a cubic inch of fat weighs considerably less than a cubic inch of muscle – by as much as 20%.  Our goal then… Read More ›

What about the health of my heart – isn’t the prevention of heart disease important in aerobic exercise?

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In the 1960’s our understanding of aerobic and cardiovascular exercise implied that the way to a healthy heart was through engaging in these activities.  But that is now 50 year-old science. Many people continue to believe that they need long, low-intensity cardio to promote heart health. But heart disease is not due to physical inactivity;… Read More ›

Why is proper breathing so important in HIT?

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As we discussed in the benefits of conventional exercise versus HIT, strength training has the potential to promote cardiovascular health more efficiently and effectively.  Breathing is why: The body releases 70% of toxins through breathing When stressed we tend to take shallow and rapid breathes, result in less oxygen being transferred to the blood, because… Read More ›

Is running or some other form of aerobic activity something that I can do in tandem with high intensity strength training (HIT) to build muscle?

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First, let’s talk about what we need from cardiovascular exercise: cardiovascular exercise is an important component of good overall physical and mental health.  Cardiovascular exercise has the capacity to offer us a stronger heart, greater lung capacity, stronger muscles, lower blood pressure and myriad other benefits. While running and other forms of aerobic activity have… Read More ›