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Does Cardio Help Burn Fat?

Does Cardio Help Burn Fat?

There’s a reason cardio has been a longtime staple in fat loss programs. Regular cardio exercise can help you burn fat — and it may also benefit your heart health, mood, sleep habits, and more. From walking to steady-state bike rides to lung-busting high-intensity interval training workouts, you can find an intensity level...

Weighted Jump Rope Workouts | The Beachbody Blog

Weighted Jump Rope Workouts | The Beachbody Blog

If you haven’t used a jump rope since you were in elementary school, you’re missing out on one of the best (not to mention cheapest) workout tools. Jump ropes provide excellent cardio training, improve coordination, and burn calories. They can even tone your upper body — especially if you use...

9 Jump Rope Exercises to Try

9 Jump Rope Exercises to Try

What do boxers and schoolchildren have in common? They both tend to use jump ropes as a way to get moving. So if you usually associate jump ropes with P.E. class, it’s time to shift your mindset to the chiseled bodies of boxers. It’s time to relearn how to jump rope!...

Home Workouts to Build Muscle | #mbf

Home Workouts to Build Muscle | #mbf

Want to build muscle without stepping foot inside a gym? Then you’ll definitely want to check out the new #mbf Muscle Burns Fat and #mbf Muscle Burns Fat Advanced programs. Created by Super Trainer Megan Davies, NSCA-CPT, these three-week, full-body workouts are designed to help you gain muscle and lose fat. We...

8 Expert Tips to Maximize Fat Loss

8 Expert Tips to Maximize Fat Loss

If losing fat is near the top of your fitness goals, you may be wondering how to burn fat as efficiently as possible. And while fitness isn’t the only factor when it comes to fat loss — nutrition and sleep habits both play a role, too — there are definitely...

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How to Cook Quinoa in a Rice Cooker

How to Cook Quinoa in a Rice Cooker

Quinoa is one of those powerhouse grains we just can’t get enough of. It’s got a nutty flavor with a fluffy yet hearty texture. Quinoa boasts several health benefits and offers plenty of fiber and protein in every tasty serving. Plus, it’s simple to cook and even simpler in a rice cooker. While other whole grains can take an hour to cook, quinoa is ready in about half that time. Want to learn how to cook quinoa in a rice cooker? Read on to find out how! Why Cook Quinoa in a Rice Cooker Cooking quinoa in a rice cooker means perfect quinoa each and every time, with no guesswork and no watching the pot to ensure it doesn’t boil over. In fact, even if you feel tempted to peek and see if it’s ready, you shouldn’t, says Jenna Appel, MS, RD, LDN, CDCES, and Owner of Appel Nutrition. “Avoid lifting the lid as... Read More
Does Cardio Help Burn Fat?

Does Cardio Help Burn Fat?

There’s a reason cardio has been a longtime staple in fat loss programs. Regular cardio exercise can help you burn fat — and it may also benefit your heart health, mood, sleep habits, and more. From walking to steady-state bike rides to lung-busting high-intensity interval training workouts, you can find an intensity level that works for you. But is cardio the best option for fat loss? What type of workout burns the most fat? Here’s how cardio fits into the fat-burning equation. How Does Cardio Burn Fat? Cardio exercise will raise your heart rate and body temperature as your body works to supply your muscles with blood and oxygen. All of this extra work requires adenosine triphosphate (ATP), the energy currency that powers your every move. In order to generate enough ATP to meet the demands of exercise, your body has to make it out of nutrients digested from food. The result: More... Read More
How to Know You’re Using the Wrong Weights

How to Know You’re Using the Wrong Weights

If you are starting to do more strength training and are weight lifting, then you will need to make sure you are using the right set of weights for your body and fitness level. For instance, you don’t want to stay at the same lighter weight for too long, or else you will plateau and will stop noticing progress. And you also don’t want to start off too heavy as you might strain yourself. So, how do you know you are using the right weights? And when you should be swapping them for lighter or heavier? Here’s what to look for. The Move Feels Easy on the Last Rep If you are racing through those 12 reps no problem, then you should go up. Why? That last rep and even the last few reps should feel tiring. You should feel like you can’t do one more on that last one.... Read More
Weighted Jump Rope Workouts | The Beachbody Blog

Weighted Jump Rope Workouts | The Beachbody Blog

If you haven’t used a jump rope since you were in elementary school, you’re missing out on one of the best (not to mention cheapest) workout tools. Jump ropes provide excellent cardio training, improve coordination, and burn calories. They can even tone your upper body — especially if you use a weighted jump rope. Never heard of a weighted jump rope? Then read on, because once you try a weighted rope, you may never go back! What Is a Weighted Jump Rope? A weighted jump rope is what it sounds like: A jump rope that either has a thicker, weighted rope or, more commonly, has a weight inside the handle, explains Cody Braun, CPT, Assistant Manager of Fitness at Beachbody. Most weighted jump ropes have a one- to three-pound weight, he says, but some have up to a five-pound weight. Why Use a Weighted Jump Rope? Weighted jump ropes provide... Read More
Different Ways to Cook Rice For Every Taste

Different Ways to Cook Rice For Every Taste

Rice may seem like one of the easiest foods to make at home, but it can go wrong quickly. If you’ve ever ended up with a pot of rice that clumps together or is crunchy in spots, you’re not alone. But once you learn how to cook rice properly, you’ll be able to get a perfectly fluffy bowl of it whenever you like — ready to toss with grilled meats, roasted vegetables or stir fry for an easy and delicious meal. Tips for Cooking Rice Wondering what is the best way to cook rice? Two chefs share pointers for mastering your technique. Get a rice cooker Even chefs admit that rice isn’t the easiest thing to cook until you really get the hang of it. Chef David Santos of Um Segredo Supper Club in New York City recommends investing in an appliance to help you get consistent results if you have the space for one... Read More