Forming a Workout Routine – How Long Does it Take?
March 15, 2014 |
We have all heard that 21 is the magic number when it comes to establishing a habit, but that isn’t exactly true. When it comes to making exercise a habit there is no magic number of days it will take to cement the practice. Instead, the key to forming a workout routine lies in the […]Read More
Body Weight Squats – Are They Beneficial?
March 14, 2014 |
Body weight squats, sometimes called deep knee bends, can be performed anywhere and without equipment. They are a good way to tone the lower body and raise core temperature. Performed correctly, body weight squats are a beneficial addition to your fitness routine. Read on for how to do a body weight squat and why you […]Read More
OK, Guys! Don’t Forget Your Workouts During March Madness
March 13, 2014 |
March prevails and March Madness is primed to excite basketball fans all across the Country. College basketball teams are competing in their last regular season games in hopes of getting a good seed in their conference tournaments. After conference tournaments Selection Sunday will dominate most TVs as everyone watches to see if their favorite team […]Read More
3 Ways to Derail Your Workout
March 12, 2014 |
You’ve cleared your schedule, you’ve changed into your workout clothes and a heart-pumping, sweat-inducing workout is within your reach. Until… it goes off the rails. There are so many ways people can derail their best intentions to workout, and here are three of the most common ones. 1. Wandering Around If you go into the […]Read More
Flexibility is Part Ability and Part Mental—How You Can Do Both!
March 11, 2014 |
Just because you can’t contort your body like a human pretzel doesn’t mean you should altogether neglect your body’s need for daily stretching. Yawn, and the release feels incredible. Arch your back to the sky, and you feel even better. Touch your toes, and you no doubt will feel like a rock star. But what’s […]Read More
Pounds Up, Pounds Down – When You Can’t Seem To Balance Out
March 10, 2014 |
Weight loss can be frustrating. Depending on your level of metabolism or initial weight, pounds may plummet off your body in the beginning of a diet and exercise program and then level out to a point where you don’t lose weight as easy as you did. This is actually normal for most people, but for […]Read More
Does Staying Up Too Late Affect Your Workouts?
March 7, 2014 |
You know the feeling: just one more episode, one more page of your book or another sleepless night of tossing and turning. No matter what, there is one likely outcome: you’re staying up too late. But how does this affect your workout? There are multiple reasons, both mentally and biologically, that explain why late nights […]Read More
Train Like an Olympic Athlete
March 6, 2014 |
Marathon runners do it. Professional basketball players, snowboarders and surfers do it too, but no one—no one—trains harder and smarter than Olympic athletes. However, just because you didn’t land a spot as one of world’s best athletes in Sochi doesn’t mean you can’t train just like them in order to play on their level. Reconfigure […]Read More
Elliptical Workouts – What to do and how you can benefit from them
March 5, 2014 |
Ellipticals are popular at home and in the gym because they offer a low-impact, total body workout that can be tailored to any fitness level. The elliptical machine is also a good fitness friend when extreme weather strikes. Too hot, wet or cold to go out? You can still get a workout in. Get on […]Read More
Pre-Race Food Strategy
March 4, 2014 |
Are you working on fulfilling your New Year’s resolution—to run your first race? Or, perhaps you’re an avid, experienced runner that wants to up your game and be in the best shape of your life—and just in time for next week’s Ironman. Whatever your case may be, it’s likely that you already know the basics […]Read More