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HIIT Training: Truths & Benefits

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Most personal trainers and general fitness sites will tell you that HIIT is effective because it allows you to burn calories long after the workout has finished. This is often referred to as “the afterburn effect”. The scientific term is EPOC: Excess Post-exercise Oxygen Consumption. The idea is that although HIIT workouts may be short, you burn calories long after the workout is complete. …

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Full Reps or Partial Reps? Or Both?

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A potentially game changing study has just been published. It may change how you perform your exercises forever. Or it may not. Let’s have a look. The study titled “the efficacy of incorporating partial squats in maximal strength training” is about combining partial and full reps in your training. The debate on whether training with a partial range of motion …

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5 Muscle Building Mistakes

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If I had to boil down the fitness goals of the average person in less than five words, it’d be a surprisingly easy task: “Lose fat and gain muscle.” In reality there are many (many) other fitness goals, and lots of other reasons to workout and eat healthy foods; but this is what interests—and confuses—most people. While losing the extra …