Fitness


9 Underrated Exercises You Should Own Right Away

You’ve probably read all sorts of articles that tout the benefits of squats, push-ups, and crunches. As effective as your typical workout routine might be, tweaking it a bit from time to time not only challenges your muscles in new ways but also keeps you from cruising through the movements on auto-pilot. Before your neck gives out from doing crunches, step out of your comfort zone and give these 9 frequently forgotten exercises a try! After all, research agrees… Changing up your workout regimen now and then leads to better training results.......

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11 Ways to Stay Motivated to Eat Well and Workout

You know what you need to do. Lately, you’ve been finding more and more reasons not to do it. You may tell yourself you don’t have time, that you had a bad day and just don’t feel like exercising or eating well. Whatever the reason, this is when you start to question your willpower. How do you find motivation or inspiration? I cannot give you motivation. But, I will provide you with the tools to use once you have found your motivation. Know why you are making these lifestyle decisions. You see, making smarter food......

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Every time you enter the gym, you see it. Treadmills and ellipticals filled with people committed to steady-state cardio. Exerting 30-60+ minutes on a cardio machine, however, is the heart of the most common misconception in health and fitness. Extended periods of cardio with no strength training will not get you to your fat loss goals. Traditionally, steady state cardio was found superior for fat loss because the body uses relatively more fat as fuel during lower intensity exercises than high (ie, a steady jog versus sprints). Therefore, the “Fat Burning Zone” illustrated on cardio......

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Mistakes You May be Making in the Gym

I sat there looking around at faces just as confused as my own. We waited silently in the dark with nothing but the light from a TV illumining the newly built room we occupied. Then it began. What ensued changed my life. An excerpt from ‘Pumping Iron’ started to play. If now you are confused, it’s only one of the best bodybuilding documentaries ever created about the infamous Arnold Schwarzenegger. After another hour of safety and how-to video, the lights turned on. As I stood up, my basketball coach exclaimed, “Ladies, let’s......

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Why You're Doing Squats Wrong

Acknowledged as the most essential exercise for any fitness goal, the squat is also one of the most difficult exercises to perform properly. Few exercises work as many muscles simultaneously as the squat, making it a brilliant multi-purpose workout ensuring muscle growth and fat burning for your glutes, core, and legs. However, because so much of your body is engaged during a squat, it’s easy to have poor technique. Whether you are doing air squats or heavy weight, you will not reap desired benefits or worse, injure yourself.   Here are the......

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Become a Better Runner

Running – you either love it or you hate it. No matter where you fall on the spectrum or how committed you, it can never hurt to become a better runner. Here’s how you can: Use proper form: To prevent leaving your body prone to injury on your run, you should relax your shoulders, keep your head fixed over your spine, and engage your core. Keep your elbows at a 90 degree angle and pump your arms in a fluid motion. Never clench your fists; it tires your muscles leading to achiness.......

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For committed weight lifters, rest days can be the worst, thought to sabotage gains. For those new to fitness, it can be a relief getting time away from the gym. Regardless of your feelings towards it, rest days are an essential part of training. Defining Rest The intensity of your workouts leading up to it will  determine how inactive you are on your rest day. If you’ve been lifting hard everyday , varying targeted muscles, and challenging your body, maybe a full day off of not staining yourself is in order. If......

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Blog, Fitness |
March 20, 2016

Why You Must Try TRX?

Imagine you drop a pen on the floor. In order to pick it up, you are unable to use just your hand. You engage your legs, neck, shoulders, and core. The same goes for nearly every movement we perform; it’s a whole body movement always engaging from your core- whether you realize it or not. The core is responsible for your body balance, flexibility, and stability. Therefore, the stronger your core, the more multi-plane mobility you’ll have and less injuries. That’s exactly what TRX training targets! So, what is TRX training? Most......

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Blog, Fitness |
February 26, 2015

Go Commando!

Ladies! No need to wear panties to the gym anymore! Up and coming startup, Dear Kate, has designed a new kind of fitness appearel. Created by chemical engineer, Julie Sygeil, Dear Kate offers yoga pants with what they call and ‘Underlux’ fabric claimed to protect better than regular underwear. The product is able to comfortably withstand a regular cardio session or even a monthly visitor. Take a look.. http://www.dearkates.com/collections/yoga....

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