Are you afraid of commitment? If you’re avoiding joining a gym because you cringe at the thought of having yet another monthly bill , do yourself one favor: commit to yourself. All you need is a closet-sized space and a few easy-to-tote tools and all the world’s your gym…if you know how to use it.
Category: Sports and Fitness
Whether it’s a strained shoulder, an Achilles tear or a completely broken bone, injuries are bound to happen in sport. The good news is you harness the power to control how you handle these setbacks. Remember: it’s not what happens to us that defines who we are but how we react — and hopefully, rise above. Read more →
Exercise isn’t easy — and it shouldn’t be! When you have a fitness goal (to lose weight, improve cardio health, run your first 5K…whatever it is), you must step out of your comfort zone in order to get results. That being said, you could be going too far past that sweet spot and well on your way to the doctor’s waiting room. Read more →
Reluctant to try resistance training? Many women think it will make them look too muscular or that their routines are tough enough without it. But strength-building exercises are a smart addition to a healthy fitness plan, and they can be easily incorporated into anyone’s weekly workout. In fact, two to three 20-minute sessions a week are really all you need to start seeing benefits!
Q: For someone who is allergic to peanuts, sensitive to caffeine and prefers not to consume too much fructose, do you have any ideas for making your own energy gels or other on-course fuel?
Brandon Marsh answers:
A: In today’s world, there’s a large market for energy gels, nutrition bars and sports drinks. But if you have the time to make your own, it’s not a bad idea. This way you’ll know and recognize every ingredient that goes into your body. Plus, the prep is a lot easier than you might think. Read more →
If mixed martial arts (MMA) is your thing, a half hour to 45 minute-long jog first thing in the morning may be part of your routine. This training technique, with a history rooted in old-school boxing, is popular—but it can put a lot of stress on joints and muscles, ultimately hindering your performance. To keep your body in stress-free shape, try sprint training. Just what it sounds like, sprint training involves short, intense bursts of activity for effective cardio conditioning.
October is one of my all-time favorite months, because the weather is getting crisper (but not snow-boot crisp) and the leaves are beginning to change. Do you know what else is going to change this month? Your fitness mindset. Read more →
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