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  • How to Get Six-Pack Abs

    By Travis Steffen on Friday, July 8, 2011 No comments

    Okay – this one’s obvious. Everybody wants a good looking midsection. Guys, you all want a 6 pack for the most part. Ladies, you want you midsection to look sleek, sexy and toned. Well here’s how you get it:

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    To get stellar abs and a killer physique, choose your training program today!


  • How To Replicate a Treadwill Workout Outside

    By Travis Steffen on Saturday, May 7, 2011 No comments

    A popular question we get at WorkoutBOX is how to replicate the treadmill workouts we list in our programs in an outdoor environment – and vice versa. In this week’s Sunday Q&A, I explain both:

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  • Are you planning to get in shape in the New Year?

    By Travis Steffen on Tuesday, December 29, 2009 2 comments

    coupleThere are only three more sleeps until January 1st and we all know what that means right? The party’s over and the diet starts!

    For most of us January is the time we plan to get really serious about improving our health, losing weight and getting in the best shape of our lives. Gym membership sales skyrocket, diet books fly off the shelves of bookstores and the word carbohydrate takes a serious bashing. If you are one of the many that made a New Years resolution to shed some fat in 2010, I’ve got some tips to make things just a little easier and less painful for you.

  • Target Heart Rate Training and Perceived Exertion for Fat Burning

    By Travis Steffen on Tuesday, August 18, 2009 6 comments

    hrimagesMaximum heart rate is considered to be exactly that; the maximum number of times your heart can beat per minute. Usually maximum HR is determined by a mathematical equation using your age as a variable.

    The standard calculation is:

    220-age = maximum HR

    Since this equation doesn’t account for fitness level, resting heart rate, general health or genetics, it leaves a lot of room for error. There are other, more complicated equations out there, but from a functional perspective this one should give you a good idea of how hard you’re working.

  • Exercise Addiction. When too much is not enough.

    By Travis Steffen on Thursday, August 6, 2009 No comments

    animagesFor those of us that have made exercise a significant part of our lifestyles, there is a small percentage that takes it too far. Exercise addiction is rare but becoming common enough to begin receiving much needed attention and awareness.

    Like any other addiction, a fine line separates a healthy dedication to fitness and a potentially life altering obsession. Exercise addiction follows the same patterns as others like alcoholism, or addiction to drugs, cigarettes or sex. Excessive workouts may illicit a profound payoff, temporarily masking physical, mental or emotional pain or upset. Someone suffering from an

  • The Best Ab Exercises for a Flat Stomach

    By Travis Steffen on Sunday, August 2, 2009 1 comment

    absimagesJudging by the vast number of late night infomercials advertising gadgety gimmicks, claiming to provide the answer to a flat stomach and ripped six pack abs, it seems safe to assume that most of us are in search of what may be the best way to lose belly fat.

    We know by now of course, that even the best ab exercises won’t offer a flatter tummy unless we have our diets dialed in. In fact, we all have six packs abs already, although some are covered by multiple layers of fat and

  • Adding Circuit Training Workouts to Optimize Fat Burning

    By Travis Steffen on Wednesday, June 3, 2009 4 comments

    313_fitness_training_nutritionOne of the most effective ways to optimize fat burning potential is by adding circuit training workouts to your fitness routine.

    Effective circuit training workouts consist of anywhere from 5 to 15 different exercises done in rapid succession with the focus of each exercise being on speed, range of motion and proper form. Due to the extreme intensity of circuit training workouts, the number of calories burned in a short amount of time can be massive, making it one of the most efficient ways to shed fat.

    Although the main benefit of incorporating circuits into your routine is the metabolic spike, there are other bonuses that should be mentioned as well.