Can You Get A Good Workout in 30 Minutes?

Can You Get A Good Workout in 30 Minutes? - Carlsbad Boot Camp

The answer is yes, but you have to exercise smart. Your training time has to be carefully orchestrated so you use every minute effectively. Training should consist of a mix of both cardio and resistance training. Here’s how.   Warm up your large lower body muscle groups by jogging a mile to the gym. Once…

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At What Age Do Women Reach Peak Physical Fitness?

At What Age Do Women Reach Peak Physical Fitness? - Carlsbad Boot Camp

The point at which women peak physical performance-wise is not all that different than men – late 20’s to early 30’s. After their peak however, certain physiological changes will begin to occur.   As you grow older, maintaining flexibility is a challenge. Typically you’ll lose 3 to 4 inches in the standard sit and reach…

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At What Age Do Men Reach Peak Physical Fitness?

At What Age Do Men Reach Peak Physical Fitness? - Carlsbad Boot Camp

Under normal circumstances, men tend to reach their peak physical condition in their late 20’s to early 30’s. However as men age, they start to see a decline in the following areas:   Generally you will have your maximum amount of muscle mass by age 30. Barring any serious injuries or diseases, you can maintain…

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6 Secrets of Extremely Fit People

6 Secrets of Extremely Fit People - Carlsbad Boot Camp

If you would interview a group of extremely fit people, you would see they all have these six things in common:   If you talk to extremely fit people about they train, you’ll find they listen to their body as far as knowing what to eat. Over time, they have figured out what makes them…

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4 Reasons to Get Fitter Starting Today

4 Reasons to Get Fitter Starting Today - Carlsbad Boot Camp

People have a hundred and one reasons why they don’t start working on get fitter today – most of which are not valid, including not having enough time, a common excuse. Everyone can find the time to exercise and eat right. It is just the motivation to get moving has to be greater than the…

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What Are Compound Muscle Exercises?

What Are Compound Muscle Exercises? - Carlsbad Boot Camp

If you want to build muscle and increase strength in the shortest amount of time, compound muscle exercises are the ones best to spend your time doing. With compound muscle exercises, you are using multiple joints throughout the range of the exercise. Consequently you are also using multiple muscle groups associated with each joint exercised.…

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A Quick Guide to the Science of Muscle Growth

How and why do muscles grow? Scientifically, the process is very simple. Your body responds in certain unpredictable ways to things you do. If you consistently weight train, add cardio, enjoy a healthy diet and drink lots of water, you will burn fat and gain muscle. Practice the following 4 steps and you will harness…

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What Are Muscle Fiber Ratios?

What Are Muscle Fiber Ratios? - Carlsbad Boot Camp

The muscles in our bodies are comprised of several different types of fibers. They are generally lumped into two broad categories – slow twitch and fast twitch. The number of slow to fast in a particular muscle is referred to as a muscle’s fiber ratio. The number before the slash refers to the percentage of…

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A Guide to Good Form for Muscle Building Exercises

A Guide to Good Form for Muscle Building Exercises - Carlsbad Boot Camp

We’ve all seen it while working out at the gym: some guy swinging a barbell or dumbbell loaded with weights way heavier than he should be lifting, in order to get it to the top of each repetition. Not only is he endangering himself, but others around him. When it comes to weightlifting, it isn’t…

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7 Tips for Injury-Free Strength Training

7 Tips for Injury-Free Strength Training - Carlsbad Boot Camp

Staying free from injuries when you are strength training can be difficult. Since you are stressing your body, injury risks abound. Practice the following 7 tips for injury-free strength training and you will receive the maximum physical benefits without any painful downtime.   Get a checkup or at least a physical fitness test before you…

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