Switching up your workouts from time to time is a good idea for a couple of reasons. First, it keeps you from getting bored. Second, it gives your body a “shock.” When you repeat the same exercises over and over, your muscles get used to the movement, and you don’t get the same benefits. One way to add variety is to take advantage of the many gadgets available today.
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Have you ever gone out for a run and wondered how many calories you burned or how far you went? I’m a data dude. So I like to know all the stats of my workout, which is why I use a pedometer.
Yes, I said a pedometer. This tiny fitness tool has been around for decades, but it is far from outdated. And it’s not just for your speed-walking grandma. There are many uses and places for pedometers. If you’re still not convinced, read on for the when and why.
Ever been through a tough workout that left you feeling sore for days? Call me strange, but I kind of like that feeling. It gives me a sense of satisfaction knowing I crushed another gym session. But sometimes muscle soreness is really just…a pain. Luckily, there are solutions to ease the pain and still make gains.
I remember when I was 18 and first starting to work out. My friends and I liked to see how much weight we could “max out” on different exercises. We would push more than we could handle with the worst form possible and thought we were actually accomplishing something. The reality is we were putting ourselves at risk for injury. Not only is improper form and technique unsafe, it’s ineffective at working the targeted muscle group. Read more →
Are you killing yourself in the gym, day in and day out, and feel as if your progress has come to a halt? There are many reasons why people plateau, including improper nutrition, lack of rest or overtraining. Rest and overtraining actually go hand in hand, because skipping recovery time is usually the result of dedicated athletes-in-training who think rest is for the weak and more is always better. Read more →
We all have days when squeezing in a workout seems almost impossible between the kids, work and running errands. But as a dedicated individual you look for an answer. Well, look no further. I have a great solution for you! Read more →
It’s no secret that countless people are fighting a long-term battle against body fat. But there’s an equally big struggle the masses deal with on a daily basis: slaying down those numbers on the scale.
I’ve come across so many people who start a workout regimen and then constantly check the scale to see if the numbers have changed. Often, it doesn’t happen fast enough. This can be discouraging. But it can also be deceiving.
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