Sleep is one of your body’s best defenses and plays an important role in the regenerative process following injury. It is during sleep that your body secretes important hormones that are essential for a strong immune system, increased muscle mass, bone strength, and energy. Missing out on this critical time can lead to muscle atrophy, as well as the loss of ability to efficiently build and repair your muscles.
Suffering from itchy feet? For adventurous runners, there are dozens of epic races and routes around the world to simultaneously treat the running bug and satisfy wanderlust. In admiration, we’ve compiled a list of the 10 running adventures we’d embark on if we were to ever be so lucky.
There are several reasons you might want to “weight” a few minutes before beginning your cardio. When it comes to the ongoing debate between starting your sweat with weights or cardio, some fitness experts contend that starting with strength training first helps build a leaner and stronger body.
Need to lose weight and see inches melt from your waist, hips, or thighs? A 7-Day Workout Challenge could be the perfect solution. Workout challenges can be a fun way to jumpstart a healthy lifestyle change. This is specifically designed to be a toning and weight loss workout, so get ready to drop some beads of […]
If you’re addicted to that post-workout endorphin rush (and who isn’t’?) it’s easy to always seek that latest fix. But when it comes to exercise, it’s very possible to do too much of a good thing. If you overdo it at the gym, you put yourself at risk of halting — even reversing — your progress. Believe […]
DOMS (Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness) is a necessary evil in building stronger muscles and gaining strength and stamina. Most of us find that post-workout soreness to be satisfying evidence of a good sweat sesh – but only up to a certain point. Those of us who’ve been forced to use the grab bars in the […]
Don’t you wish there were a shortcut to rock-hard six-pack abs? Sorry, painting them on doesn’t count. Despite all the fitness magazine headlines you read, and the infomercial gadgets promising otherwise, you unfortunately have to do actual ab workouts if you want abs. Makes sense? The good news is that you don’t have to dedicate […]
The Run-Down There are generally two types of fitness enthusiasts: the ones who love running and the ones who, well, aren’t so crazy about it. It’s pretty easy to spot the diehard runners. They’re the ones who race to claim “their” treadmill as soon as the gym doors open, and they love to out-run each […]
Skipping the gym sucks, whether it’s due to a scheduling conflict or simply deciding, “I’m not working out today.” Worse yet, it’s hard not to feel guilty when that happens. You put a lot of effort into training and keeping your body strong and that one missed session nags at you. “As a personal trainer, […]
Do you hit the gym on autopilot? You’re not alone. For most of us, gym time is all about routine—cranking out the same exercises with the same machines, weights, and classes as the day before. And while routine can be the thing that ensures you make it to the gym in the first place, at […]