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Fitness Q & A

Burn Fat Bicycling

Is bicycle riding effective for burning body fat and bringing out abs? Aaron Marino of alpha m. says that problem with bicycle riding is that often the intensity level isn't maintained and the heart rate is as low as 'resting'.

Running burns calories but is incredibly hard on your body. Keep in mind that whatever the activity, if you get your heart rate into the target heart rate , you will burn body fat even with bicycle riding.


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Heart Rate Monitors | Polar  -
February 2, 2012
If you are looking to lose body fat, there is one piece of equipment that Aaron Marino of alpha m. suggests you buy- the heart rate monitor. You have to know if you are in your target zone to burn body fat. So what type of heart rate monitor should you buy? With heart rate monitors, remember that you get what you pay for! Aaron says there is only one brand that he will every buy. He has used and tRead More»
Running Without Injury -
February 1, 2012
Aaron Marino of alpha m. advises how to build endurance when running.  Running is a tough beast because it's incredibly hard on your body: joints, knees, hips, and ankles. But there are some tricks to increase your endurance injury free. Stay safe and healthy for the long haul: The first trick is to proper shoe such as Saucony, Reebok, New Balance, and Adidas. Get fitted at a specialty store. AlRead More»
What Body Percentage to See Abs? | Get Abs to Show -
January 31, 2012
So, you cannot get your abs to show? Aaron Marino of alpha m. says that 13% body fat is too high to see abs. You need to reduce body fat by tightening up your diet or increasing cardio. The body fat needs to be around 8 - 9% so that the muscle separation is seen. If you don't want to go super strict with your diet, cardio is easier than watching what you eat. Within two months you will see that siRead More»
Workout | Xbox or Wii  -
January 31, 2012
Are exercises on Xbox or Wii good enough to start losing weight and to start getting in better shape? Aaron Marino of alpha m. says that if you are moving and getting motivated... go for it! It doesn't matter what you do or where you do it, as long as you are getting moving. You will start to see results when you combine the exercise with diet, which diet is 75% of the equation. The biggest and moRead More»

Bulking Up and Larger Clothing -
January 27, 2012
Aaron Marino of alpha m. addresses whether to buy clothing larger to grow into later after bulking-up from working out. Alpha says that to buy clothes that fit you great now. If you are trying to bulk up, you are trying to put on quality muscle. Weight doesn't necessary equal muscle mass, and it takes time. Most clothes that fit you right now will still fit you 15 pounds from now. Read More»
Pre and Post Workout Meal  -
January 25, 2012
Aaron Marino of alpha m. discusses pre and post workout meals, which depend on what you're doing at the gym that day. If weight training is on the agenda, something small and substantial meal is advised. The meal should be slow release carb like sweet potato, oatmeal, or Fiber One cereal. The meal gives the fuel needed to be strong without being bloated. If a cardio session is planned, an empty stRead More»
Starting a Workout Plan -
January 23, 2012
When starting a workout plan, how many days should you hit the gym? What areas of the body should be done on what days? Aaron Marino of alpha m. reviews the aspects of starting a workout routine. The most important piece of advice is to take it easy. Rome wasn't built in a day, and neither will your Adonis body. Don't get sore or hurt by going overboard. To get the body of your dreams, take it sloRead More»
Working Out and Fitness | Motivation and Willpower -
January 20, 2012
Aaron Marino of alpha m. discusses how working out and fitness affect motivation and willpower. Working out is a great way to improve your body as well as your mind. Fitness enhances your confidence and self esteem. Read More»
Gaining Weight Fast  -
January 20, 2012
Aaron Marino of alpha m. addresses a viewer question about how to pack on pounds fast. Alpha recommends eating  a high calorie diet around 3,000 calories WHILE working out in the gym. Ectomorphs need to support their bodies working out to avoid potential health challenges. If you don't have time to workout, make the time by getting up earlier, doing it later in the evening, or doing it during lunRead More»

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