Training for Speed
May 18, 2014 |
So you want to get faster: lucky for you, with the right training that is entirely possible. And it won’t take months, either. When you do the right drills, strengthen all the important muscle groups and set a goal you can be running faster in just weeks. Here’s how. Set a Goal So you want […]Read More
Ways To Target Your Upper Pecs
May 16, 2014 |
When you are weight training and specifically working the pectorals, whatever move you enforce creates a full contraction of the entire muscle. In other words, you can’t do a pushup and only engage the inside of your pecs and leave the other areas disengaged. So it brings to mind the question, “Can you target your […]Read More
Can A Vegetarian Gain Muscle?
May 14, 2014 |
Have you ever wondered, “Can a vegetarian gain muscle?” It’s a legitimate question given that animal products (like meat and milk) contain all of the essential amino acids needed by humans. There are 8 to 10 essential amino acids that your body does not make on it’s own, and that’s why we eat protein! These […]Read More
Make a Commitment to Increase Your Steps
May 13, 2014 |
Are you currently experiencing a sneak attack of the sedentary lifestyle? It can creep up slowly on you, but quickly become a habit. Not taking enough steps—for the average adult that equals to 10,000 steps a day—can produce much more harm than you realize. From gaining dangerous visceral fat around your stomach to the disappearance […]Read More
3 Great Tips for Resistance Training for Women
May 12, 2014 |
While the treadmill likely induces the most sweating, it’s not the only workout you should be getting when you hit the gym. It’s important that women incorporate resistance, or strength, training in their routine at least twice a week. Not only does this make you stronger, but muscles burn more calories when you’re at rest […]Read More
Should You Help a Stranger Correct Their Form at the Gym?
May 10, 2014 |
The question of whether or not to offer unsolicited advice at the gym is a simple one. Unfortunately, the answer is less simple. If you have pondered whether you should or shouldn’t help a stranger correct their form the unhappy news about the best answer is, it depends. Look for Cues How do you pick […]Read More
Concentric Vs. Eccentric—What’s the Difference?
May 9, 2014 |
Have you ever been curious enough to take your current strength training and cause it to skyrocket? When it comes to the success of your workout program—specifically the rate in which you strengthen your core muscle groups—it all comes down to the success in which you move (and how you move!) Learn how to make […]Read More
Explaining Hypertrophy – What’s That?
May 7, 2014 |
Hypertrophy is just a fancy way of talking about the growth of muscle cells. This growth is most successfully encouraged with a progressive muscle training and sound nutrition program. With use, muscles build bulk by the construction or enlargement of muscle tissue. As you would expect, results will vary with gender and genetic make up. […]Read More
What is Exercise Afterburn?
May 6, 2014 |
The technical term is “excess post-exercise oxygen consumption” otherwise known as EPOC or, in this case, afterburn. This refers to the increased rate of oxygen your body is taking in immediately following exercise. This oxygen is used to return your body to a resting state, which includes balancing your hormones and replenishing your ATP stores. […]Read More
How Quickly Does Your Body Lose Muscle?
May 5, 2014 |
The human body is a complex network of many different systems all working in tandem. Your skeletal system makes up the framework of the body while the muscular system allows the parts of the body to move and lift things. Other systems like the endocrine system, reproductive system, and nervous system all have their part […]Read More