This is a question that has launched dozens of studies since the release of Nintendo’s Wii gaming system in late 2006, with results debated in lofty academic journals. Most researchers agree that "exer-gaming" does burn significantly more calories than playing traditional video games, but that’s really not saying much. The real question is whether they burn enough calories to … [Read more...] about Are Video-Games Sports Real Workouts?
Let’s start with one incontrovertible fact: you can’t fulfill your ultimate potential as both a weightlifter and a marathoner at the same time. Too many hours sweating on the elliptical will hinder your ability to put on muscle, and pumping too much iron will slow your endurance gains. But most of us don’t want Olympic medals in both events. We just want some combination of … [Read more...] about Which Should I Do First: Cardio or Weights?