Training

Stubborn Lower Body Fat And Genetic Body Type

Your Questions Answered By Tom Venuto Question: Please help me! I am a 27 year old female. I have been consistently weight and cardio training for over a year and although my upper body is looking good with nice definition, I have fat around my butt and the back of the top of my legs […]

Do Aerobics Make You Lose Muscle?

An answer to this “burning” question By Tom Venuto It’s a scientifically proven fact that muscle proteins are broken down and used for energy during aerobic exercise. However, you are constantly breaking down and re-building muscle tissue anyway. This process is called “protein turnover.” Your body is constantly alternating back and forth between anabolic (building) […]

The Zen of Lifting…

By Kat Ricker I do not understand anger in lifting. There is no room for emotion in my work. There is form, fiber direction, aligning the angle of resistance to the fibers. There is blood and oxygen filling the muscle. Core. Nerve activation, full muscular contraction… Full range of motion, partial range, full contraction. Core. […]

Lori Braun’s Training Tips

After reading this article, lend us your opinion on our message boards! 1. To avoid injury, you should always do a light warm-up set of 15 reps before each exercise. 2. Dropset- When you exchange a heavy weight for a lighter one in the middle of a set in order to gain more reps this […]

Ab Region – A Problem Area for Women

Be sure to discuss this post on our message board! Go check it out HERE. A woman’s pelvis consists of four bones (paired innominate bones, coccyx, and the sacrum) held together by ligaments. The size and shape of these bones have a tremendous impact on how a woman looks physically. The pelvic shape is classified […]

Stubborn Lower Body Fat And Genetic Body Type

Your Questions Answered By Tom Venuto Question: Please help me! I am a 27 year old female. I have been consistently weight and cardio training for over a year and although my upper body is looking good with nice definition, I have fat around my butt and the back of the top of my legs […]

What is “Heavy Duty” training?

Your Questions Answered By Tom Venuto Question: I’ve heard a lot about the “heavy duty” type of training. Can you give me an idea of how a typical heavy duty routine would look?

I Swim 4 to 5 Times Per Week; Should I Do Weight Bearing Exercise?

Your Questions Answered By Tom Venuto Question: I swim 4-5 times per week, which is great cardiovascular exercise, but is it important to do weight bearing exercise, i.e. running/jogging or power walking? Is the fitness required for swimming different from that required for running? Whenever I try and run a couple of kilometers it nearly […]

Getting it Right: Training the chest with chains

Article republished from MightyKat.net, courtesy of Kat Ricker. This month, Muscle and Fitness is proud to debut a completely new venue in training – a technique based on simple tools and traditional movements. The twist? It transports you into a completely new environment, where performing your tried and true exercises is like learning to do […]

The Difference Between Percentage of Body Fat And Body Mass Index

Your Questions Answered By Tom Venuto Question: Is there a difference between “percentage of body fat” and “body mass index”, and if so, what is it? How do the two correlate? Answer: Yes, there is a huge difference between body fat and body mass index (BMI). Body fat is a much better indicator of your […]