Leave the gym looking hot! I’m not talking sweaty-hair-matted-to-your-red-faced-head kind of hot. I’m talking H – O – T! It may seem impossible to look your best when you’ve just left the gym, but never underestimate the power of your beauty. Just moments after an intense sweat session may actually be the best time to snap a selfie…if you know how to make the glow last. Read more →
Your body is an amazing machine. It can adapt, recover and grow from many kinds of stress. Part of this resiliency is due to your body’s ability to maintain “homeostasis.” Homeostasis refers to the body’s ability to regulate its internal environment. Whether you’re aware of it or not, your body is making changes internally that might be fighting against your efforts! Your body often counteracts some of your best efforts to lose weight, build muscle or eat healthier.
The Fitness Edge is not just about fitness and nutrition. It’s about performing better and more efficiently in every aspect of life. That’s why I want to discuss a part of your body you might be neglecting: your brain. Beyond a solid nutrition program and exercising regularly, there are a few natural ways you can support brain power. If you want to nourish your brain with nutrients that promote healthy memory, better mood and more, here are some supplements you should know about.
Remember the days when bending down to touch your toes was as easy as…that? Now that you’re older, moving your body in certain ways may be trickier, especially if you’re not active or haven’t spent much time stretching over the years. I grew up involved in cheerleading and gymnastics, so bending and stretching was a part of my normal routine. But today, flexibility is something I work on maintaining—not because I’m still cheering sports teams from the sidelines, but because staying flexible is good for my health.
Gaining lean muscle mass may be THE reason you’re putting in all that time at the gym. If so, you already know: achieving a muscular physique isn’t easy. Many factors will come into play in determining the eventual outcome of your success, and you’ll probably need to make more than a few changes along the way. One of these is paying more attention to form—and to your repetition ranges.
Q: Do you two train together, and how do you keep it together with the exhaustion and pressure that comes from competing at the professional level?
Amy Marsh answers:
A: Being married professional triathletes has its ups and downs. We deal with double the exhaustion, double the inevitable grumpiness and double the laundry! But at the end of the day, I couldn’t ask for a better training partner. Read more →
Gaining muscle without gaining excess fat can be challenging, but it’s achievable with the right nutrition strategy. Beginners can experience significant improvements in muscle growth and fat loss simultaneously as their bodies adapt to new exercise stressors. Unfortunately, accomplishing both of these goals at once becomes increasingly difficult as conditioning levels advance. This is why elite-level athletes and bodybuilders dedicate specific periods of time to one goal: either gain muscle, or lose fat.
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