Are Your Favorite Exercises Helping or Hurting You? (part 1)

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Are Your Favorite Exercises Helping or Hurting You? (part 1)

Not sure if your go-to moves are making things better or worse? We can help. Between the number of gyms and studios and the number of free online workouts out there, there’s no shortage of places to obtain a workout or full exercise program. People choose what type of workouts they do based on many […]

Give It a Rest! (Why Rest Days are Necessary)

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Give It a Rest! (Why Rest Days are Necessary)

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 […]

5 Surprising Tips For Battling Muscle Soreness

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5 Surprising Tips For Battling Muscle Soreness

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 […]

The Underlying Problems Beneath Our Beloved ‘Cheat Days’

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The Underlying Problems Beneath Our Beloved ‘Cheat Days’

Cheat day? More like cheat-yay. In the fitness world, the “cheat meal” is the ultimate happy meal. Cheat days are more anticipated than Christmas, Hanukkah, your birthday and every other national holiday combined. If you’re in a committed, long-term relationship with a healthy, clean-eating lifestyle, what’s the harm in “cheating” once or twice a week? Actually, […]

The Best Way to Incorporate ‘Off Days’ Into Your Training Schedule

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The Best Way to Incorporate ‘Off Days’ Into Your Training Schedule

“What am I supposed to do on days when I’m not training?!” Great question. Let us break down the concept of the “off day” for you. When you complete a full body workout, or do lots of compound movements like squats, push-ups, overhead presses or deadlifts, your muscles get broken down. Then, over the next 24-48 hours, those muscles get rebuilt […]