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HiiT Me!

by BodyWar on December 16, 2017 , no comment.

Benefits of High Intensity Interval Training High-intensity interval training (HiiT) describes any workout that alternates between intense bursts of activity and fixed periods of less-intense activity. There are many benefits that HiiT provides.  Research shows that you can achieve more progress doing 15 minutes of HiiT 3 Times Per Week than jogging on a treadmill at low intensity for an hour.  Not only does HiiT help you burn more calories during exercise, it also kicks-up your metabolism, which enables your

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Holiday Survival Guide

by BodyWar on December 16, 2017 , no comment.

The Holidays are almost everyone’s favorite time of the year, it is definitely mine! It’s a time of holiday cheer with family, friends and shopping. Unfortunately, our waistlines (and wallets haha) may not feel the same. With all this partying and quality time with loved ones there also comes anxiety, stress and fear of excessive weight gain. We all want to be able to enjoy our Holiday’s without having to worry about meal prepping, counting calories missing a workout, and

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The Thermic Effect of Food

by BodyWar on December 16, 2017 , no comment.

No, this isn’t some sort of pseudoscience, but rather a real effect from consuming food. Literally, your body burns energy (ie, calories) in order to process food/calories. The “thermic effect of food” describes the energy expended by our bodies when we consume and process food. Imagine that! You can actually burn calories by eating. Now wait(!)… Hold on(!)… Before you try replacing the treadmill with ice-cream, you must understand that eating cannot or should not replace exercise, and also that

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The Importance of Stretching

by BodyWar on December 16, 2017 , no comment.

How many of you forget to stretch after a workout? Guilty! Let’s start by making it part of our daily workout routine… Ok?? Here’s why stretching is important: Helps improve flexibility (increases your range of motion) Assists in correct posture by lengthening tight muscles that pull areas of the body away from their intended position (because of so much time at our computers, many of us have tight chest muscles which pulls the shoulders and head forward, leaving us with

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Cardio First

by BodyWar on December 16, 2017 , no comment.

Though not popular with all: like many people, I enjoy cardio. I like what cardio does for me both physically and mentally. Notwithstanding its many positive health benefits, I simply feel more energetic and alert on days I do cardio. So for the longest time my workouts have consisted of both weight training and cardio… But here’s the thing: I do my cardio first. I know… I know… I hear it all the time from guys in the gym: “Why

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Time to Increase Vitamin D

by BodyWar on December 16, 2017 , no comment.

Now that the clocks have turned back, it’s that time of year again: Cold & Flu Season. As the days become progressively shorter with less sunlight, now is a good time to increase your intake of Vitamin D to help boost your immune system. Vitamin D is commonly referred to as the “sunshine vitamin” because it’s produced in your skin in response to sunlight. Vitamin D is a fat-soluble vitamin in a family of compounds that includes vitamins D1, D2,

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Motivation

by BodyWar on December 16, 2017 , no comment.

Are you motivated? Do you have something or someone that motivates you? Do you ever wonder what motivates that person you follow on social media? All valid questions when you begin your fitness journey and probably one of the factors that work towards becoming healthier. However, how can it be this is the exact reason why we STOP going all together? Well, I’m here to tell you that you are not alone. Yes, even as a fitness competitor and model

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KFD Poland PNI Ad Contest Winner

by BodyWar on December 16, 2017 , no comment.

PNI congratulates @kuczli on winning the #kfd.pl “Create Your Own Powered By PNI Ad Contest”! This Ad is an awesome creative that exemplifies the power of PNI & #trainangry

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Training Smarter

by BodyWar on December 16, 2017 , no comment.

Anyone can workout, build lean muscle tissue, or shed body fat. However, without “training smart” it can be incredibly difficult to accomplish any of these things successfully. What is Training Smart? Training Smart can mean a variety of things, it can mean supplementing your body with the proper nutrients it needs to stay healthy and become stronger. It can mean not overtraining and straining muscle groups so that they do not receive enough recovery time. Without getting too complicated or

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Consistency

by BodyWar on December 16, 2017 , no comment.

Consistency, the word most people forget when they are on their way of achieving something they desire. Throughout my life working out and working at my goals the only thing that has set me apart from people that don’t achieve what they want is my consistent action. For example, people always ask me, “How do you stay so fit? How long did it take you? What do you do? Can you help me?” and my first response is “How are

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