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Is Your Fitness Regimen Outdated?

Is Your Fitness Regimen Outdated?

by Sara Eckel

Find out whether your workout needs a modern makeover.

To get the most from your workout, you need to push yourself until it hurts.
1 of 7 questions

Option A

True

Option B

False

Before a workout, it's important to:
2 of 7 questions

Option A

Stretch.

Option B

Eat a well-balanced meal.

Option C

Warm up slowly.

Option D

All of the above.

Which of the following modes of stretching do fitness experts not consider safe and effective?
3 of 7 questions

Option A

Contracting the opposite muscle, then holding the stretch for two seconds.

Option B

Bouncing up and down to go deeper into the stretch.

Option C

Exhaling as you bend into the stretch and holding it for 10 seconds.

Option D

Holding the stretch for a full 30 seconds.

Choose the best weight-training workout.
4 of 7 questions

Option A

100 reps with a very light weight.

Option B

50 reps with a light weight.

Option C

10 reps with a moderately heavy weight.

Option D

Three reps with a really heavy weight.

Which of the following is the best weight-loss workout?
5 of 7 questions

Option A

Walking slowly for an hour and burning 200 calories.

Option B

Sprinting 30 minutes and burning 400 calories

Option C

Cycling for 40 minutes and burning 300 calories.

Option D

Circuit weight-training for 20 minutes and burning 150 calories.

An effective workout plan must include weight-training.
6 of 7 questions

Option A

True.

Option B

False.

Your high school reunion is just a few months away and you really want to get rid of your Buddha belly. Your best bet is to:
7 of 7 questions

Option A

Do yoga or Pilates.

Option B

Spend a lot of your workout time doing sit-ups.

Option C

Do more intense aerobics workouts than you are currently doing.

Option D

Wear a special battery-operated waist belt so you can exercise your gut 24/7.