It’s like brushing your teeth, or cleaning the kitchen countertops. When you do something over and over again, you get comfortable with the routine. The job gets done. But are you really doing it right? The same applies to regular workouts. You may be going through the motions, plowing through the hour so you can check exercise off your to-do list. But if you’re not taking care to perform the motions properly, you won’t see the full benefits of your hard work. Even worse, you may run into physical problems.
Of course you need a good pair of shoes, a water bottle and comfortable clothes to work out. But you need more than your cool new sneakers to stay in shape. Regardless if you’re on a brand new fitness journey or were born an athlete, there are three pantry items you must have to maintain your success…and your sanity. Read more →
Ready, set… find the perfect gift for your sister, mail cards to 30 relatives, frost cookies for the school bake sale, hang three jumbo-sized storage tubs-worth of decorations, make spinach dip for the neighborhood potluck party. Tired yet? The holidays are jam-packed with activity, leaving you little time to sit down for a breather let alone make it to the gym for an hour-long workout.
By Katie Miller for MuscleTech
I was never blessed with shapely, round glutes. I squatted for them. You can always buy yourself a chest, but if you want firm, great-looking glutes, you’ve got to put in the work. During contest prep for my first bikini competition I was under the impression that shoulder-width squats on the Smith machine, leg presses and lunges would give me the glutes I wanted. Wrong! With the help of my degree in exercise physiology and my experience as a personal trainer, I was able to figure out a system that really worked.
You’re bloated, excessively tired and have had enough fudge and cookies to stock the Willy Wonka Chocolate Factory. It sounds like you’re thoroughly enjoying the holiday season – and that’s what it’s all about it! So instead of feeling guilty for the gluttony, get to work undoing the damage. Read more →
The road to wellness is paved with good habits. And while there may be no shortcuts to achieving total-body health instantly, there are several simple ways you can start living better today. Try adding these 5 healthy habits to your daily routine. The best part? They’re super easy to stick with!
It’s that time of year again—treats and temptations at every turn! Saying “No” all the time is no fun, but a cookie here and a few pieces of candy there can easily turn into half a bowl of cheese dip or an all-out splurge at a holiday party. I often advise my clients to carefully monitor portion size—it’s the best way to sample goodies, feel satisfied and not go so far overboard that your diet is sunk. But staying active is equally as important when it comes to staying fit and healthy over the holidays.
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