How Much Rest Should You Give a Muscle Group in Between Lifts?
June 13, 2014 |
Let’s face it: 2014 has been an incredible year for you already. Perhaps this is the year you’ve started losing weight. Perhaps you’ve finally seemed to kick your fast food habit, or implement a healthier late-night routine by not eating past eight at night. On top of it all, you’re hitting the weight room several […]Read More
Healthy Meals vs. Cheat Meals
June 12, 2014 |
Healthy meals are fuel for healthy living. The U.S Department of Agriculture and the President’s Council on Fitness have long been spreading the news about the benefits of a sound diet. These include lower risk of heart disease, obesity, type 2 diabetes, and even some types of cancer. So what does a healthy meal look […]Read More
Overtraining—Truth or Myth?
June 11, 2014 |
Is it possible to become too fit with CrossFit? Are you running seven days a week in preparation for an upcoming race without resting in between? When it comes to exercise, there’s no doubt that the mental and physical health benefits are endless. From a better night’s sleep to a longer life span, training your […]Read More
Don’t Be That Guy That Flexes At The Gym
June 10, 2014 |
There is a long list of DON’Ts at the gym. It is a compilation of unwritten rules forged by the pioneers of exercise. Well, either them or the countless number of loyal gym-rats who have fallen victim to the gym taboos over the years. The Internet is well stocked with videos and blog posts of […]Read More
Get Sweaty on Vacation—A Workout for the Beach
June 9, 2014 |
Vacation is a time to enjoy yourself, relax and… stay in bathing suit shape; especially when you’re indulging in lavish dinners on a tropical vacation. Luckily, it’s not so hard to maintain your fitness while on holiday. In fact, with this workout you’ll look and feel amazing from the day you arrive until the day […]Read More
Fitness and Oxygen: Breathe!
June 6, 2014 |
It may seem simple, but many people stop breathing when they’re performing an exercise. When you’re pushing through a hard weight set or plank variation, its actually quite simple to stop breathing normally without realizing. However, it’s not a good habit to have. “The easiest way to get hurt when working out is surprisingly simple: […]Read More
No Time to Workout – Not an Excuse
June 5, 2014 |
Countless studies have underlined the importance of regular exercise for better health. Benefits include reduced likelihood of chronic health problems, better flexibility, less anxiety, stress and insomnia and even sharper cognitive skills. Even though we know how much exercise can improve quality of life we don’t always know how we will find time to take […]Read More
What Your Sweat Says About You
June 4, 2014 |
Are you a sweater? Do you leave a trail of sweat comparable to Niagara Falls on each piece of equipment you use at the gym? Hopefully not! It’s always kosher to clean up and wipe up after yourself. Perhaps you sweat very little and have always wondered why others sweat more than you. So what […]Read More
Low Impact Exercises
June 2, 2014 |
Whether you are recovering from an injury or just wanting to be gentle with your joints, low impact exercise is a way to keep moving safely. Here are some ideas to get you moving. Take a Walk One of the simplest and best low impact exercises is walking. Just put one foot in front of […]Read More
Mental Focus – Is Your Head In The Game?
June 1, 2014 |
If you grew up playing sports or you still play sports, competitively or recreationally, you have been made privy to the need for mental focus. If your head is not in the game, your performance will suffer. Different sports require different amounts of mental focus, as well as different levels of sports, i.e. professional versus […]Read More