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The Fat Burning Myth

It is often thought that exercising at lower intensities such as walking, burns more fat than at higher intensities (e.g. running). The science behind it is true in so much as when we work at lower intensities we require less 'quick release' energy (in the form of carbohydrates) therefore our body utilises a higher fat-to-carbohydrate ratio.
 
In order to lose weight you need to burn more calories than your body consumes and uses every day.  In other words you need to be in calorie deficit.

Monday Morning Motivation

I often wonder why some individuals are highly motivated and constantly strive for success, while others seem to lack motivation, avoiding evaluation and competition.
 
Motivation is defined as the direction and intensity of one's effort. The direction of effort refers to whether an individual seeks out, approaches, or is attracted to certain situations.  Intensity of effort refers to how much effort a person exerts for any given situation. For most people, direction and intensity of effort are positively correlated.

Specificity

The training principle known as Specificity is a simple concept.  For any given goal, you need to be specific in your training i.e. to be a good runner you must run! If your goal is a triathlon you would obviously incorporate all three disciplines into your training schedule.
 
The Specificity principle can be applied to many aspects of your training. For instance, your individual fitness level.  You should only train to your own capability. 'Overloading' too often or too much can result in injury or over-training syndrome.
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