Why You Need to Start Next Year’s Fitness Plan Today December 15 2014

  If you’re like most people, you will set a New Year’s Resolution to lose weight, get fit, build muscle, or any other goal related to fitness. And, if you plan on starting it on January 1st with the rest of the world, you’re probably not worrying about it too much today. However, if you want to increase your chances of reaching your goal, you’ll want to start thinking about...

Best Gift Ideas for a Sports Fitness Fanatic December 09 2014

  Do you have a sports fitness fanatic in your life and you’re not sure what to get him or her? Would you like to find something useful for the active people you give gifts to, helping them meet their goals while making your shopping process easier? If so, here are five gift ideas that you should consider: Gift Idea #1: Suspension Trainer Suspension training systems can help your loved...

What We Can Learn From a 1988 Study About Girls and Sports December 07 2014

  With new research being conducted daily in the area of sports, there is still some value in studies that were released decades ago. Take The Wilson Report: Moms, Dads, Daughters and Sports, for instance. This was a study revealed by Wilson Sporting Goods and The Women’s Sports Foundation which was initially presented in June of 1988. Even though some of the statistics have most probably changed in the last...

What You Should Know If You’re a Female Who Wants to Become a Pro or Amateur Athlete December 05 2014

  If you are a female and your goal is to become a pro or amateur athlete, the last thing you want to do is make an ill informed decision, especially when it comes to something this big. So, there are a couple of things you should know before making this choice, and they have been provided courtesy of the Women’s Sports Foundation, an organization “dedicated to advancing the lives...

3 Best Ways to Recover From a Workout December 02 2014

When your intention is to build your muscles so they become as big and strong as possible, your recovery regimen becomes just as important as the exercise session that precedes it. What? You don’t have a recovery regimen, you say? Well, then you need to create one! Here are the three best ways to recover from a grueling workout so you get the muscle gains you seek: #1: Take a...

Ankle Strengthening Rehabilitation Exercises November 30 2014

      Having strong ankles is important for many reasons. First and foremost, they help you walk without the fear of twisting them and falling—especially if you’re on uneven ground. Second, if you participate in sports like hockey, football, and rugby, strong ankles are necessary for your success. So, when you injure this particular area of the body, not only are you usually in a lot of pain, but...

The Dos and Don’ts of Training Your Neck Muscles November 29 2014

  As an athlete, you likely want your entire body to be tone—your neck included. While this will certainly help you gain that symmetrical look that most body builders aspire to build, it is essential that you train properly so that you don’t do damage to this area of your body that houses a portion of your spine, in addition to some very important muscles and other soft tissues. With...

Are You Working Out Too Hard? November 24 2014

  When it comes to exercise, some enthusiasts have the philosophy that there is no such thing as working out too hard. Maybe you’re one of them? While it is certainly great to challenge your body, research suggests that overdoing it may do more harm than good. In an article printed in Woman’s Health Magazine in August, 2014, they highlight a study published by the Mayo Clinic in which over...

Sports as Education Activities November 05 2014

  Most people participate in sports as a way to keep their body in good physical condition. While they certainly do that, they are also good for the mind. In fact, different sports offer different advantages, and here are just a few to consider: Rock climbing. As a rock climber, not only will you develop strong arms, legs, and core, but you will also strengthen your patience. This particular sport...

How Many Calories Does a Tough Mudder Burn? October 30 2014

If you like the idea of taxing your body and seeing exactly how far it can go before giving out, a Tough Mudder is worth your consideration. Not only will you be tested physically, but you will be tested mentally too.   Completing this type of event takes all of the strength you can muster, which may make you wonder how many calories you’ll burn if you choose to participate. To...