This time of year is perfect time to focus on yourself and your fitness. It’s the most “real” time of year, so to say. Why? Well because it’s a little break between holidays and busy spring time, and things are just picking back up again into their regular routines and we’re all looking forward to the slowly approaching spring time. So, in preparation for these times, it’s important for us to adjust our fitness routines to incorporate routines that we can do at home when we don’t make it to the gym after work on a snowy Monday evening. Or, to try out new methods to stay fit to motivate us during this seemingly stagnant time. So, without further ado, here’s 9 ideas to try out this winter!
The benefit of yoga goes beyond injury prevention and stress reduction. Only 20 minutes of yoga session can make your brain work better. Yes, you heard it right, according to the research conducted by the University of Illinois, short bouts of yoga may help you make your brain work better besides combating work stress and giving your muscles a good stretch between your strength training. Perhaps this is one of the most awesome aspects of yoga that its holistic practice focuses in wellness and not only on physical achievements.
How to do a real unassisted Pistol Squat (without seriously injuring or embarrassing yourself in the process)
this is a generalized progression – the pistol squat requires a ton of ankle and hip mobility, single leg strength, core stability, and balance, and we often put in specific remedial exercises for any of those aforementioned areas that could use optimizing. Also, this takes *a lot* of time and patience!
We get it, some weeks the gym is impossible. Even though in your mind, you try not to make excuses, this pops up, and that takes 45 minutes longer then you thought, and you promised you’d help with that, and Jack asked you to do this … it happens. But if you don’t make it to the gym it doesn’t mean that you screw up your workout routine. If you don’t make it to the gym every week, you know, it could even work in your favor. There are so many ways to adapt a healthy lifestyle without having to commit to being in the gym with your trainer at 6am every morning, or religiously going to class after class at the gym. Often, we hit a burn out stage when our process for getting fit is too rigid. We don’t feel the benefits from working out anymore, such as the high endorphins and the glow afterwards. Instead, we feel like it’s a chore and we dread it every time. Here’s 15 ways to overcome those obstacles, and have fun doing it too.
We just want to remind you that those moments when you throw your gym bag in the locker, take a big yawn and grumpily walk to the gym equipment are totally normal. It’s okay to want to kill your personal trainer (sometimes) and it’s 100% okay to want to stay in bed all day eating […]
Getting fit is similar to climbing a mountain, a lot of hard work, sweat , ( maybe some tears?), but the view is unbeatable. Although, when you’re getting fit, thing about the view is that it is everlasting. Getting fit changes all your views. How you view yourself, health, and how you motivate yourself. It’s […]
You finally drop your bags in your hallway, right beside your door after a long day of boarding planes, catching buses and metros and eating overpriced airport sandwiches or questionable airplane food. All you can dream about is your big comfy bed and a hot shower. When your alarm rings the next morning for work […]
Strength training is a powerful tool that can get you ripped and strong. As such, it is not easy and it can be especially hard in the beginning. First of all, there is a wide variety of exercises that you can do. Each muscle group has at least a dozen exercises dedicated to them. Then […]
Apart from the actual exercises, you should know that rest and recovery are an essential part of any workout routine as well. Your post-workout recovery undoubtedly has a huge impact on your performance and fitness gains as it can help you train more effectively, so make sure to let your body rest after an intense […]