Pizza on a diet? OK IIFYM - If It Fits Your Macros - a type of flexible dieting that is based on portions of macronutrients instead of food restrictions. You still need a caloric deficit.
Diet & Nutrition

How To Use If It Fits Your Macros (IIFYM) for Weight Loss

Losing weight can seem like a roller coaster of emotions and struggles clouded by a haze of confusion. That is until you start using something like if it fits your macros, also known as IIFYM. This is a type of flexible dieting, and this article will go over what this type of lifestyle means and how you can use it to your advantage in order to lose weight and eat healthier. Sticking to a restrictive diet (along with a calorie deficit) can be a challenge, and flexible dieting is supposed to make things easier. What are Macronutrients? Calories in food The number of calories present in 1 gram of: Fat: 9 calories Protein: 4 calories Carbohydrates: 4 calories Macronutrients are [Read more …]

weighted vest for a workout
Equipment

Weight Vests vs Plate Carriers

Weight vest or plate carrier? What’s the difference in terms of using these workout implements for health and fitness? At first glance, they seem similar – they both provide a way to add additional resistance to a variety of exercises. But there are important differences. What is a Plate Carrier? First of all, what is a plate carrier? A plate carrier, or ballistic plate carrier, is a piece of tactical gear that when combined with ballistic plates is in effect a “bulletproof” vest or body armor. The ballistic plates used with it are rigid plates that can be made of various types ceramic and materials similar to Kevlar. These plates are used to protect a soldier from high speed fragments [Read more …]

A GORUCK rucksack with event patches.
Lifestyle

Where To Buy Morale Patches for Rucking

What is a Morale Patch? Morale patches are the informal insignia that military units use to help build an esprit de corp – a feeling of pride, fellowship, and common loyalty shared by the members of a group. Let’s talk about the the role morale patches play in rucking, and where you can find a morale patch (or tactical patch) that might help you express some style or humor and join in on the camaraderie. We’ll also cover a variety of tactical patches that serve practical purposes. You can ruck alone, but rucking really comes alive when you are part of a group or club – a team of like minded individuals tackling a humbling and challenging shared experience. A [Read more …]

The Assault AirRunner Treadmill is an excellent version of the motorless treadmill. It can burn up to 30% more calories compared to a traditional motorized treadmill.
Equipment

Assault Fitness AirRunner Treadmill Review

The Assault Fitness AirRunner treadmill is a motorless treadmill that burns calories and enforces efficient running form. This manual treadmill is built by an innovator in fitness products – the same company who created the Assault Fitness AirBike – which is very popular in CrossFit. AirRunner vs Motorized Treadmills Why use a manual or motorless treadmill? The treadmills you have used in your local gym are usually motorized. You set a speed, and the device forces you to keep it. Quite frankly, that electric motor is doing a lot of the work for you, you just need to keep up. Used AirRunner for Sale? The AirRunner is expensive, commercial quality equipment. Your chance of finding one for sale used is [Read more …]

Many fitness trackers incorporate a heart rate monitor - this is a great way to utilize heart rate training
Exercise

How To Get Started With Heart Rate Training

While cardiovascular exercise is crucial to physical fitness, “cardio” is a blanket term that could cover a wide range of exercises. Learn about heart rate training (HRT) for specialized workouts and results. What is Heart Rate Training? Heart Rate Training (or HRT) utilizes your heart rate to optimize intensity and help you to reach your specific fitness goals. While HRT can help you to understand different exercise intensities based on the way that they feel, not all is left up to intuition. HRT produces quantifiable progress by providing a measurement of your effort. Monitoring your heart rate during your workout can help you determine if you are taking it too easy, overtraining, or getting it just right. The frequency, duration, [Read more …]

The best pair of running shoes for you depends on what kind of running you do, and other things. Find out more.
Equipment

How to Pick the Best Pair of Running Shoes For You

With thousands of running shoes on the market, it can be overwhelming narrowing down to the one pair that will enhance your runs. To make the process easier, you want to take the time to learn about your running style and running shoes in general. With this information, it makes it easier to narrow down the best shoes for you so that you can try them on and purchase the perfect pair. Types of Running There are three primary types of running. Getting the facts about these and the best shoe features for your preferred running style makes the process of choosing the right shoe easier. Road running: This involves running in urban environments, such as on concrete sidewalks and [Read more …]