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...

How to Get The Most From Your Fitness Efforts October 25 2014

      When it comes to getting and staying in shape, most people don’t want to spend their days and nights stuck in the gym. After all, you have work, home, and family obligations…not to mention that it would be nice to relax and enjoy life every once and a while too.  This means that you need to make the most of your exercise time, and one of the...

What Are Isometric Exercises and Why Should I Do Them? October 21 2014

  If you’re into health and fitness, you’ve likely heard a thing or two about isometric exercises. But what exactly are they and, perhaps most importantly, why should you include them in your training regimen? Isometric Exercises Defined Isometric exercises are strength training exercises that don’t require you to move your joints or involve your muscles to change length. How is this possible? Think about when you perform...

Benefits of Training with Sandbags and Powerbags October 14 2014

  If you already work out with sandbags or powerbags , then good for you! You are well on your way to becoming more fit as a result. However, if you’ve never tried sand or powerbags , then you’re really missing out. In fact, here are s ix huge benefits of adding one or both of these to your training regimen: #1: They Build Your Core. ...

Why You Should Spend More Time Exercising Outdoors October 04 2014

  If you conduct all of your exercise indoors, you are really missing out on some positive benefits of working out outside. In fact, here are four compelling reasons why you should take your fitness routine and move it into the fresh air starting today: It Offers Mental Advantages When you change your scenery and have new things to look at as you trek your way to fitness, it does...

How Do You Know If You’ve Worked Out Hard Enough? October 01 2014

    One of the most common questions heard by personal trainers is, “How do I know if I’ve worked out hard enough?” After all, the last thing you want to do is put your time in at the gym only to get no results. Fortunately there are a few ways that you can answer that question. Pay Attention to Your Heart Rate First and foremost, your heart rate will...

5 Ways to Motivate Yourself to Exercise More September 29 2014

Very few people actually like to exercise. So, if you find yourself in the majority, getting in regular fitness routines may feel more like a chore than a blessing. Here are five ways you can change that with a little motivation and actually look forward to your daily exercise sessions: Do Exercises You Like Although this may seem like common sense, it is often overlooked. Pick activities that you enjoy...

3 Ways to Boost Your Cardio Results September 28 2014

Is your cardio routine no longer as effective as it used to be? Would you like to increase the results of your heart-pumping workouts, but aren’t sure how? Here are three options you may want to consider: Increase Your Intensity If your treadmill, elliptical, or other cardiovascular routine isn’t giving you the results that you want, one way to boost your body’s response is to increase the intensity of your...