What You Need to Do to Compete in CrossFit Games March 27 2015

  Participating in CrossFit Games is an opportunity to test your physical and mental strength. It is also a chance to push your body and mind to see just how far they can both go as this is one of the most fierce competitions in the world. Due to the grueling events, it takes some real preparation before actually competing. So, if you’re contemplating taking part in this year’s CrossFit...

10 Reasons Why You Should Go for a Run Today March 22 2015

  Thinking of going for a run, yet can’t seem to get yourself out the door? Certainly, sometimes it takes more mental energy to get yourself excited about hitting the pavement, so here are 10 reasons that should compel you to lace up your shoes and hit your favorite path…today: Once you are done running, you will feel more energetic and ready to conquer that to-do list that has been...

Tough Mudder for Kids 2015 March 18 2015

      If you’ve ever participated in a Tough Mudder, then you know how great you feel when you are able to summon all of your mental and physical strength and energy in an effort to complete the course. Well, now Tough Mudder has made that feeling possible for children by designing and implementing an obstacle course meant solely for them. It is called the Fruit Shoot Mini Mudder...

Why You Should Never Do the Same Workout Twice March 16 2015

  It is very easy to get stuck doing the same old workout routine over and over again. And while it seems like this type of training would be beneficial to your body in regards to endurance, the reality is that you should never do the same workout twice. Why? The human body is amazingly adaptable. For instance, when the seasons change, your skin grows accustomed to the higher and...

How to Maintain Your Muscles March 10 2015

Building solid muscle mass generally takes months and months (if not years) of regularly scheduled strength training and cardio sessions. It also takes determination and persistence—two virtues that are necessary to overcoming all of the obstacles that you could have let stand in your way when achieving your physique, but didn’t. Therefore, it would be a shame to let all of your hard work go to waste by not maintaining...

5 Ideas to Burn More Calories While Walking March 03 2015

  Even though walking has some distinct benefits when it comes to health, many people are discouraged by how few calories you burn with this lower intensity exercise. For instance, one-half hour of walking may only help you get rid of 151 calories, whereas the same amount of time cycling can increase that amount to 243 calories, and one-half hour of jogging burns more than double, or 303 calories. So,...

Best CrossFit Shoes February 23 2015

  CrossFit is a style of exercise all its own. It is a gruelling, body-taxing workout used by top military personnel, well-known martial artists, and other professional athletes worldwide. Because of its unique techniques and motions, that means that it requires a special shoe if you want to get the best results. Which shoes are best if CrossFit is your passion? Here are a few: New Balance Minimus 20v3. Because...

How Do You Know if Your Workouts Are Working? February 18 2015

  Spending a lot of time in the gym is much easier to take when you know that you are getting the results you’ve set out to get. But how do you know if all of your hard work is actually paying off? Here are three ways to confirm that your workouts are, in fact, working: #1: Test Yourself Regularly Because your body is going to be changing slowly over...

Why You Should Fast Before Training February 17 2015

There is a lot of conflicting advice as to whether you should fast before training or if you should eat a small snack to help you get through your workout. That can make it extremely difficult to know who to listen to in order to get the best results possible. However, if you know a thing or two about the human body and how it works, then you would probably...

How Often Should I Swim for Weight Loss? February 11 2015

When it comes to losing weight, most people think that they have to get on the treadmill or elliptical in order to achieve lasting results. Thankfully for people who don’t care for either of these machines, you have another option that can get you closer to your weight loss goal—swimming. How much time do you need to put in to effectively shed those extra pounds? It depends. Swimming is like...