Posts tagged Strength
Time for another ATF Classic here on the site and this one’s a topic that I’ve come back to time and time again since we first launched the site…
I’m always stunned that so many people in the fitness world still think there’s a clear difference between ‘weight training’ and ‘cardio training’. So they perform their weight routines one day and their cardio another. Or they actually don’t touch the weights at all since they worry it will derail their cardio progress – or vice versa.
I will keep saying it again and again – weight training IS cardio!
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Some of you are new to the Angry Trainer site and with nearly 1000 posts to read through, you may have not seen some of the ‘classics’ we’ve run over the last two years!
So a couple of weeks ago I decided to start reposting some of the most popular articles from the Angry Trainer archives that truly represent my philosophy and ideology on training.
Today I’m sharing a post that speaks to the still present debate as to whether women should lift weights or not. Truthfully even asking that question is silly in my opinion because the answer is obvious! Right?
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In my recent “Are All Calories Created Equal” post, I discussed how important it was to understand the quality of various calories, their benefits, and how to use them in an intelligent eating regimen. As my piece made clear – no, not all calories are created equal.
Guess what? The same holds true when it comes to various forms of exercise. Each modality, or form, has a specific function and provides unique benefits to the human body. There is a lot of crossover, meaning that some forms have multiple benefits, while others are a bit more one-dimensional.
I’ve never been a believer More >
What’s your take on group weight training classes like Body Pump?
Do you think they are effective at building muscle mass or is it just a variant form of cardio?
I would like to improve my overall physique and strength, but find doing my own weight program a little intimidating, which is why I prefer group training classes.
I’m a 21- year old male and I workout regularly. My question is thi s- how often should I change the number of reps in my routine? Currently I do 6 weeks of 4 – 6 reps, and then change it to 8-12reps for the following 6 weeks. And I change my exercises in my workouts every three weeks.
Should I instead do two weeks of 4- 6 reps, and then change to two weeks of 8 – 12? I’m a little confused as to which is a better way.
Remember way back in 2010 I kept teasing you with some big news! Well here it is…
I’m thrilled to announce that Angry Trainer Fitness has joined the board of advisers for Sears Fitness, the leading equipment retailer in the USA.
Did you know that Sears is the #1 retailer of fitness equipment? I didn’t – but it makes perfect sense. In a tough economy Sears has not only survived but thrived in the fitness equipment market.
So in 2011, Sears are launching a new venture to further promote their vast fitness line. I can’t give all the details yet as they’re top More >
It’s time for another installment of “Why Your Workout Isn’t Working”, our weekly guide to those of you struggling in the gym! My original intention with putting together this strand of postings was to help those of you that had great intentions, but for one reason or another just couldn’t get results from your exercise program. Over the years I’ve done a lot right on the workout front – but I’ve also made a LOT of mistakes – so I’m hoping you can benefit from my experience.
Previously we’ve discussed the importance of goal setting, correct exercise selection, consistency, and intensity More >
I’m 34 years old and work out on a regular basis at my local gym.
Recently I’ve noticed a few guys using kettlebell’s on the gym floor, swinging them around and working up quite a sweat!
I must admit I’m a bit ignorant when it comes to kettlebells and don’t really know what they do! Are they to help you bulk up – or do they help you lose weight? Do you need a range of weights – as you do with dumbbells – or do you use the same weight all the time? And how exactly do you use More >