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It is obvious that exercising today is much more than simply doing push ups and lifting weight. It is an entire science now, one that will help us reach the wanted goal in the shortest possible time. Exercising has the several benefits, with weight reduction and increased muscle mass as basic improvements. Additional benefits include enhanced systems (respiratory, metabolic, digestive, immune) and the increased energy for performing all daily activities.

Types of workout

There are many different training types, but they are all basically divided into those that build lean muscles (cardio workout) and those that bulk up muscles maximally (with additional weight as in bodybuilding). These workouts, solo or combined, are used not only by recreational practitioners, but also by professionals in many different sports.

For example, most of the martial arts need balanced training that emphasizes both strength and endurance. Cardio exercises are mostly used for running, swimming, cycling and similar activities. One of the more interesting physical activities is cycling interval training. This type of training is excellent for boosting the endurance in muscles. The exact form of this training is not precise. There have been several studies that showed how different approaches to interval training can produce the same results. For example, it is proven that 8 intervals that last for 4 minutes with only 85% of maximum strength used creates the same effect as with 12 intervals that last for half a minute and with almost 200% of the maximal strength. It is obvious that in this particular part of workout, a lot has to be learned yet to establish what might be the best possible option for creating the best results for athletes.

Learning about duration of intervals, number of intervals, the strength output and what is the best possible combination, that all is needed for creating best possible interval training, for cycling or some other physical activity.

Nutrients and vitamins

Intake of nutrients is very important for any type of physical activity. The amount must not exceed the allowed amount and also the proportion of nutrients has to be exact. This means that the majority of calories have to be taken from carbohydrates, then from proteins and fat should be at the last place (and only from healthy fat acids). Vitamins and minerals have to be present too, for maintaining the proper electrolytic balance and for ensuring a proper execution of chemical processes in the organism.

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