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When Is The Best Time To Do Crunches?

posted on June 24th, 2010 ·

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You may have come this question bothering you for some time – Should I do crunches before or after your cardiovascular exercise? How about on the day you are doing weight lifting?

For me, if I were to only cardiovascular exercise on that day, I will work out my abs before or after I do my cardio. Cardiovascular exercises on elliptical trainer, stationary bike or treadmill do not really use much abdominal muscles, therefore, I never have much issue in doing it before or after, but seldom will I do crunches twice, both before and after cardio. (more…)

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Commonly Used Gym Jargon – Know Them Before You Go To Gym For The First Time

posted on June 21st, 2010 ·

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If you are a newbie to the gym, you may have heard some strange (or weird) jargon. I have compiled some of the common terms and hope that you will find them helpful:

  • Aerobic exercise: Steady paced training which requires plenty of oxygen. It increases your heart rate and strengthens the heart and lungs. Aerobic trainings include running, swimming, cycling, or using indoor machines such as rowers, steppers, cross trainers etc. It is also known as cardiovascular training or cardio. (more…)

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How To Carry More Water While You Run For Marathon? Introducing Nathan Speedbelt.

posted on June 18th, 2010 ·

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If you always cycle or run long distance outdoor, you know that it is hard to stay hydrated. Carrying a large bottle can be annoying when you secure it at your waist level or you carry a bag with water bottle in it. The bottle may bounce and I am sure you will find it uncomfortable.

Now, a company has come out with special belt called Nathan Speedbelt – one with two holders (Speedbelt 2) and one with four holders (Speedbelt 4). (more…)

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Why You Should Eat Tomato?

posted on June 15th, 2010 ·

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I overheard my little cousins arguing whether tomato is a fruit or vegetables.

Tomato is a fruit or vegetables?

Doesn’t matter. Let’s look at what nutrition values we can get from tomato. (more…)

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Confessions of a Ex-Smoker: How I Quit Smoking with Exercise

posted on June 12th, 2010 ·

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This is a good guest post, written by one of MunFitnessBlog.com readers, Donna Moore, on how she managed to quit smoking after years of struggle.

If you are currently a smoker, and you were anything like me ten years ago before I quit, you may scoff at the idea of exercising. I smoked about two packs a day during my smoking heyday, and I’d laugh at anyone who was attempting to stay fit, especially since I hardly ever engaged in physical activity, and kept unhealthily slim mostly because I was malnourished as a result of nicotine appetite suppression. Eventually my inability to maintain a healthy weight had become serious, and I also developed severe kidney problems at a very young age. My doctor suspected that smoking was, at least partially, to blame. Long story short, after all of that, I decided that I really had to quit. (more…)

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What Do You Hate Most In Your Gym?

posted on June 9th, 2010 ·

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Based on comments left in my blog in different posts and also e-mails, here are the list of what people hate most most in their gym:

  1. I hate that my gym does not have enough parking space.
  2. I hate people who talk on phones while sitting at the machine doing nothing.
  3. I hate that my gym does not provide towels and I have to bring my own. (more…)

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