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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»

Weekly Workout #4 (WW4) -
January 30, 2012
Weekly Workout #4 (WW4) Monday:  Chest and Bi’s Chest: Pushups: 4 sets 12 to 30 reps Peck Dec:  4 sets x 10 to 12 reps Dumbbell Bench Press:  3 sets  x 8 to 12 reps Dumbbell Fly: 4 sets x 10 to 12 reps Flat Bench Press: 4 sets x 8 to 12 reps Chest Dips: 3 sets 10 to 20 reps Pushups: 2 sets 10 to 25 reps (yes again…you are going to feel like a little girl this time) Bis: Straight Bar CuRead More»
Weekly Workout #3 (WW3) -
January 23, 2012
Weekly Workout #3 (WW3) Monday:  Back and Bi’s Back: Pull Ups (body weight or assisted): 4 sets of 10 reps One Arm D’Bell Rows: 3 sets x 8 to 12 reps Close Grip Pull Downs (Close grip handle on high pulley): 3 sets x 10 to 12 reps Seated Rows: 4 sets x 8 to 10 reps Bis: Straight Bar Curl: 3 sets x 12 reps Hammer Curls: 3 sets x 12 reps Seated Alternating D’bell Curls: 3 sets x 8 to 12 rRead 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»
Weekly Workout #2 (WW2) -
January 15, 2012
Weekly Workout #2 (WW2) Monday:  Chest + Shoulders Chest: Flat Dumbbell Press (Bench Press): 4 sets x 10 to 12 reps Flat Dumbbell Fly: 4 sets x 10 to 15 reps with a super set up pushups 4 sets 10-20 reps (do your set of flys…set the dumbbells down and go right into pushups) Body Weight Dips (machine assisted dips if needed) 3 sets x 12-20 reps Peck Deck 4 sets x 10 to 15 reps Cable Flys (stRead More»
Importance of Water | 100 ounces a day!  -
December 21, 2011
Water is essential for maintaining bodily functions and so much more. Aaron Marino of alpha m. discusses how water is vitally important. You never want to feel thirst. Constantly consume water during the day, which is approximately 100 ounces to keep your body operating at an efficient level. Put down the sodas and sweet beverages and replace with water. You will see a difference. Read More»

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