High Intensity Interval Training for the Win
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High Intensity Interval Training for the Win

High intensity interval training¬†(HIIT) is one of the best ways to improve your fitness level. It’s a very efficient way to train because HIIT minimizes downtime and maximizes benefits. A few minutes of exercise performed correctly, goes a long way. The concept is to work in your target heart rate zone’s upper ranges during the…

Uncover Pure Anaerobic Power with the Wingate Test
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Uncover Pure Anaerobic Power with the Wingate Test

The Wingate test is a 30-second, all-out sprint on a cycle ergometer (think spin bike or stationary cycle) against a weighted braking resistance. Developed in the 1970s to quantify anaerobic ability, it has become one of the most utilized fitness tests. Adapted over time for slightly different measurements and participant requirements, it has been hacked together…

Understanding Anaerobic Exercise for Every Athlete
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Understanding Anaerobic Exercise for Every Athlete

Anaerobic exercise requires short, fast, high-intensity workloads where the body does not need to use oxygen as a source of energy. And it is a great way to build muscle, lose weight, and train for sustained bursts of speed or explosive power. Who needs oxygen? Anaerobic exercise creates energy without oxygen as a prerequisite. The…