Step Outside Your Comfort Zone to Reach Your Fitness Goals
April 15, 2014 |
Taking on fitness goals often requires at least as much of a mental workout as it does a physical one. In other words, the work of achieving fitness goals requires a strong partnership between mind and muscle. Your body will only do what your mind believes is possible. Challenge yourself by changing your mind. Open […]Read More
HIIT: The Importance of a Spotter
April 14, 2014 |
You push past your breaking point: sprinting for 20 seconds at 10.0 is killer and for most people an extreme not often reached in the gym on a standard day. However, HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training), similar to tabata, is great for your body: it allows you to get maximum burn in much less time […]Read More
Preventing Gas In The Gym
April 12, 2014 |
Few things are more embarrassing than gas in the gym. You’re surrounded by your fellow exercisers in a large open area with nowhere to hide. You may have been on the unfortunate receiving end of some unidentified flying flatulence, and it’s not an experience you want to re-create any time soon. If you’re struggling with […]Read More
Preventing Pain in Your Knees
April 11, 2014 |
How well do you really know your knees? Do you know what makes them tweak with pain, or cause inflammation? Whether you had a knee injury ten years ago or just recently, reduce your risk of injury by knowing your body and exercise accordingly. Here’s how to know your knees so they can feel their […]Read More
Do Workout Routines Help Keep Your Life Organized?
April 10, 2014 |
Picture this: after abandoning yet another weekday workout, you head to your office tired and sluggish. To your surprise, that third cup of coffee just isn’t making you feel as peppy or motivated as you’d like, and lately, your low energy has become somewhat of a habit. Throughout your day, your mood fluctuates, depending on […]Read More
How Much Exercise is Enough For My Kids?
April 9, 2014 |
You have a motivation to work out, and perhaps exercise could be a way of life for you. However, the determination to carry you through a workout session isn’t what carries your children through one. Children live in the moment, and it doesn’t matter if you have a five year old or fifteen year old: […]Read More
Re-Rack Your Weights: Don’t Be That Guy!
April 8, 2014 |
Ok, guys (and gals), you’re at the gym enjoying an awesome workout. You’ve got your sweat on, and your muscles are glistening. You’re feeling good. You’re looking good. You’re holding the 45-pound dumbbells you just dominated and you turn around to re-rack the weight and trip over some 15-pounders Steve Urkel just left on the […]Read More
Are You Superstitious About Your Workouts?
April 7, 2014 |
Superstitious behavior can take many forms and in many different areas of your life. You may be a firm believer that walking under a ladder brings you bad luck, or that you need to ‘knock on wood’ in order to prevent something unfortunate to happen. But when it comes to your workout, can superstition help […]Read More
Fitness Happy Hour: 2 for 1 Exercises
April 3, 2014 |
What better way to make the most of your time in the gym than with exercises that target more than one muscle group. These exercises, often referred to as compound movements, are easy to master and perfect for the times when you just can’t seem to find a place in your schedule for the usual […]Read More
Dry Skin Relief
April 1, 2014 |
When it comes to winter, what’s not to love? There’s the magic of the holidays, staying indoors with loved ones as you enjoy a roaring fire, and oh yes, the itchy, uncomfortable skin that always plagues you this time of year! Some people are more prone to dry skin than others, but if you wake […]Read More