Jungle Gyms Aren’t Just for Kids

Jungle Gyms Aren’t Just for Kids

Though obviously not in a hurry to rain or shine, spring is coming…I promise! As those winter blues melt away, it will be time to hunker down and get in bathing-suit-body form. Skipped the January gym specials? No problem. These warmer days are the b ...
A Vegan Bodybuilder’s Favorite Foods

A Vegan Bodybuilder’s Favorite Foods

When you think bodybuilder, a muscle-bulging, Schwarzenegger prodigy probably comes to mind. Yes, they exist. But bodybuilders and fitness competitors come from all different backgrounds and don’t all look, think, train or eat alike. So you can ...
Not All Sports Injuries Are Created Equal

Not All Sports Injuries Are Created Equal

When it comes to twisting an ankle shooting hoops or bruising a shoulder in a cycling accident, most people are familiar with the R.I.C.E. method of treatment. Even if you don’t know that R.I.C.E. stands for rest, ice, compression and elevation, you ...
The Sweaty Truth About Sauna Suits

The Sweaty Truth About Sauna Suits

Though not an everyday sighting, it’s not unusual to see someone in the gym wearing plastic from head to toe. These sweat suits, or “sauna suits,” are worn with the hope of speeding up weight loss by burning extra calories during a ...
What Time of Day is Best for Exercise?

What Time of Day is Best for Exercise?

A friend recently posted a question on Facebook: What time of day do you like to work out? Answers varied, but most chose morning as their favorite time to exercise. For many people, getting to the gym bright and early is an ideal start to the day. B ...
Why Gloves Are a Girl’s Best Friend

Why Gloves Are a Girl’s Best Friend

It doesn’t matter if you’re bench-pressing 240 lbs. or curling a couple five-pounders. The gym is full of metal, and your hands are all over it. Though men might think it’s an amateur move, wearing gloves in the weight room is not o ...
Lactic Acid is Not Why You’re Sore

Lactic Acid is Not Why You’re Sore

Leg day? Yeah, you’re going to feel it but not for the reason you might think. It’s an old misconception that lactic acid buildup is the cause of post-exercise muscle soreness. It’s not. But it is the reason you feel a burning sensa ...