GymJam/Tip of the Week #2

Yo yo yo!  Back again with this weeks GymJam and Tip of the Week. What’s a GymJam? It’s pretty simple, but a GymJam is a hype song or a song that gets you pumpin’ at the gym, kinda like your own personal cadence for that next lift, set, or on your way to the gym. Every week we will be picking a new song that we feel furthers the pump and raises the intensity of the workout or even powers you through everyday life! Whether it be driving on your way to way to work, on your way to the gym, or your about to smash that next interview, use the GymJam as a tool to power you up and rejuvenate your mind for intensity and greatness.

In addition, I will be disclosing any sort of quick tips for the gym or daily life that have helped me with training and also made sense of this crazy world we live in.

GymJam of the Week

This weeks GymJam is a song called “Recess” by Skrillex.  We’ve all heard Skrillex before, and if you haven’t he’s a dub step artist that has collaborated and remixed with many musicians and artists including, Ellie Goulding, La Roux, Avicii, and Lady Gaga just to name a short few.  Now dub step may not be everyone’s cup of tea when it comes to music, however it’s genre is widely known for their big builds, heavy punchy drums, and amazing break down choruses that will make you want to lift a truck.  These are known as the “drops”.  Listen, enjoy, and get pumped for that next set.

Spotify link: https://open.spotify.com/track/1RJZLVGpBG9nNZiHRQSWTp

Image result for recess skrillex

Song: Recess

Artist: Skrillex

Album: Recess

BPM: 104

Song Duration: 3:58

Tip of the week: Fasted Cardio

What is Fasted Cardio?

Well you already know what cardio is, and if you are anything like me you hate it. So now, we are gonna make it even less enjoyable! There is a huge difference between doing cardio when you are hungry and there’s nothing in your stomach, and being in a fasted state while you do your cardio.  When your body is in a “fasted” state, it puts the body in a higher mode of lipolysis, which is the breaking down of fat cells for energy. It also raises the level of fat oxidation which is the cells burning the energy created by lipolysis. I’m a fan of fasted cardio only because it burns more fat and calories in the same amount of time as regular cardio and I’ve found that my “stubborn fat” areas have had better results since i added it to my morning regiment. To get into the fasted state, you should have had nothing to eat in the previous 12 to 14 hours, which is why doing it first thing in the morning yields the best results. I hope you find this week’s tip helpful and find a way to mix it into your workouts throughout the week.

Linking with: A Stroll Thru Life

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