Thursday, September 12, 2013

Weight Bearing Fat Burning Metabolism Cheating HIIT Cardio

by Kris Pitcher

By no means is this a "best of" edition. The best is yet to come! There have however been some very popular posts over the years I've been blogging. We've had some good chats over the years. Some are personal, some are private, some have been kind of mean...but you needed to hear that and who else is going to tell you?

Sometimes I'm funny, or at least I think so. Sometimes I drop a real life lesson on you when you least expect it. Didn't see that coming did you? Other times I just lay the science on you and let you decide for yourself. I'm never shy about my opinion, it's a good thing to have one. Here are a few of the all time most popular topics:

One popular topic is fat burning. It seems we're constantly on the look out for that - Magic Bullet. Those of you who know me, know I always come back to the basics because the basics work. This popular post looks at L-carnitine and caffeine and their sexy role in fat burning.

People get really confused about Weight Bearing vs Non Weight Bearing exercise. Find out which is better, and what types of cardiovascular exercise fall into which category in this blog.

My recent blog on how to Get Capped Shoulders was a hit. Every figure competitor is on the quest for bigger shoulders. What is the key? Hard work, good fuel, solid rest, and some great shoulder routines.

There is a lot of talk about Metabolism. In this industry, women are constantly talking about metabolic damage from their involvement in the sport. What you do during your competition diet, and frankly, offseason, can make or break your metabolism. This is an important topic, and a great read if I do say so myself.

When should you do your cardio? The question is, should you do your Cardio Before or Cardio After you lift? Take a look at the science and decide if this highly talked about question applies to you.

Do you ever feel like you just want to CHEAT? A Letter to My Diet might come across as a break up letter...but read between the lines of this great blog.

Oh boy I saved the BEST topic for last! HIIT Cardio, What's All the Hype? If this isn't a topic women will go to BLOWS over I don't know what is. You'll find I'm not all that worried about winning a popularity contest. This topic is no exception. We sure are intense about our...intensity.

I sure do appreciate all you loyal readers. Sometimes I wonder who's out there! Why are you reading?! Your fellow Bliss readers span the globe, covering every Continent. People read from near and far and I love that you do. Thank you!

Over the years we've covered some great topics. Spicy ones even! And there is much more Fitness Bliss to come. I hope you enjoy some of these popular posts a second time around. Thanks for reading and sharing Fitness Bliss!


  1. What a treat to get a Thursday blog! Thank you for pointing to some of your previous articles, especially Cardio Before or Cardio After. My light bulb moment: The reason my current cardio routine works for me is because I follow a low carb diet.

  2. Thanks for putting some great articles all in one easy-to-find post. I really look forward to reading your posts, both for the inspiration and the facts! <3 Keep writing, please.