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It is challenging enough to get me to convince people to add resistance training into their exercise programs, let alone convince them of the merits of switching up their resistance workouts for maximum effect. The truth is we are all creatures of habit, but being creatures of habit in fitness is one of the surefire [...]
I know we are all getting older, but since 40 is the new 20, none of us are that old to be experiencing the sheer volume of fitness related injuries that exercisers share with me daily. You would think I was working in a home for the elderly and infirmed by the way that people [...]
When you think about exercising your brain, you think of mental activities that challenge the brain like sudoko or crossword puzzles. New studies show that physical exercise can be just as effective in helping enhance memory, focus, and decision making skills. There are specific ways to tailor your workouts to get your brain synapses firing [...]
Triceps are underrated and often neglected by men and women new to resistance training. Biceps often take center stage when it is really triceps that are equally important in adding definition and tone to your arms. That is why biceps and triceps are called opposing muscles. You need to strengthen both of them.
Some people are foodies and wake up in the morning thinking about what they are going to eat for dinner. Some people may even fall asleep dreaming about food and what their next meal will be. I am not one of those people when it comes to food, but I am when it comes to [...]
A new study just came out that showed that optimistic people are not only happier, but healthier as well. Participants in the research study that fell in the highest category of optimism lowered their chances of developing heart disease by 9%. Even more astounding, they lowered their chance of dying of any cause by 14%.
If you have successfully incorporated resistance training into your workout program, then hats off to you. The next step is to make sure that you are training your body properly to become leaner or larger and stronger. A big mistake most people make when resistance training is to overtrain one part of your body at the [...]
The argument over whether it is better to run on a treadmill or run outdoors is almost as common as whether it is better to do cardiovascular or resistance training. The answer is simple. It is important to incorporate both treadmill and outdoor running into your training program.
I haven’t replaced my running shoes since January. I feel like I am at an AA meeting and I am confessing my transgressions to a very large audience. This isn’t a case of vanity or frugality. It is an example of fitness stupidity. Running in worn out shoes not only hinders your athletic performance, but [...]
Two days ago, riders succeeded in getting the temporary ban on earpieces lifted in the Tour De France. Riders rely on earpieces to communicate with their teammates, but the earpieces were suddenly banned in order “to spice up the Tour” according to race officials. Riders like Lance Armstrong, who up until then was making a [...]« Previous Entries