• Improve Your Lat Pulldown Technique


    You’re already on the right track by choosing the lat pulldown bar for your workout, which builds major strength by emulating chin ups. Most machines also encourage balance in your body and muscles. However, this particular exercise machine is commonly used incorrectly. Here are a few ways you can make the most your workout time, […]

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  • What’s In Your Gym Bag – 3 Must Have Items


    Have you ever wondered what’s in your fellow gym rat’s gym bag? Are you new to working out at the gym and have no idea what should be in your gym bag? The first rule of thumb about gym bags is to forget trying to figure out what’s in everyone else’s bag. Your gym bag […]

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  • Work Out Your Legs for Summer


    J. Lo has some fierce legs, as does your sister, and that girl from accounting. So, now it’s your turn! Turn the spring time into workout time (with an emphasis on your legs), and be enthusiastic about breaking out your shorts and skirts. Do you have the bikini blues? After incorporating the following workout to […]

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  • Fitness Facts: Bet You Didn’t Know That


    You hit the gym or pound the pavement day in and day out but I bet you don’t know how inactive the American youth is today or that most homes are more than half a mile from the nearest park or fitness center. Check out all the fun and interesting facts now. 1. The human […]

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  • Fitness Level Test – How Do You Know Where You Stand?


    Knowing where you stand in terms of fitness is important for several reasons. For example the information can help you determine readiness to meet a challenge such as running a race, or likelihood of being diagnosed with a health problem. As the preceding example suggests there are two types of fitness. According to the President’s […]

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  • “Student Body” – Balancing School, Life and Your Health


    You can be a student at any age. In many ways you’re always a student if you continually learn and accumulate knowledge for the things you are passionate about. For most, elementary and middle school are the years where you learn the basics of many subjects and if you play sports, sing in the choir […]

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  • 3 Reasons To Do Steady-State Exercise


     In a world where High-Intensity Interval Training, or HIIT, is all the buzz, what has happened to steady-state exercise? Well it hasn’t gone anywhere and it’s still as prevalent as ever. No problems exist with steady-state exercise, and it’s still a very useful way to exercise. HIIT has become such a popularly trending topic because […]

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  • 5 Variations of Pushups You Should Try


    This timeless exercise is timeless for a reason. It’s one of the best moves to engage your core, work your chest and build muscle in your arms. Not to mention, it’s incredibly versatile. While most people stick with the standard pushup there are a number of ways you can tweak it just a little to […]

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  • I Can, I Can’t – How Our Heads Get in the Way


    It is an age old problem. We bring old thoughts and behavior patterns into new plans and goals. Unfortunately, that practice is a sure way to not succeed with your fitness plans. That doesn’t mean you should be discouraged. Instead, take a clear headed look at what you have tried as well as why you […]

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  • Anabolic Window – Use It or Lose It!


    The “anabolic window”, also known as the “metabolic window”, refers to the timeframe after a workout where the body is most able to benefit from consumed protein and amino acids. Many theories exist about the metabolic window. Some gym-goers call it a myth, while others believe in the window wholeheartedly. The anabolic window implies a […]

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