More than 30 years after they were published, pictures of Arnold Schwarzenegger’s infamous bicep peaks continue to motivate gym-goers. You can walk into just about any gym in the country and see people performing Arnold’s signature bicep move – the Dumbbell Concentration Curl – as they envision their biceps growing taller and taller with every repetition. Though the Concentration Curl is a great exercise for developing the two main heads of the bicep, there is an unsung hero here that seldom gets the respect it deserves: the brachialis.
Q: How do you balance workouts while being a college student?
Amy Marsh answers:
A: A few weeks back, we discussed how parents can adapt to their kids’ school schedules. But if you’re the student, triathlon training can be just as hard to squeeze in between classes, work and a social life. Before you go crazy trying to balance it all, learn the key to commitment. Read more →
The perfect post-workout shake should replenish depleted nutrients, boost recovery related hormones, and set the stage for a better workout tomorrow. This Cinnamon Roll Protein Shake is a delicious way to deliver quality protein, carbohydrates and important micro-nutrients to your muscles for improved recovery and performance.
Turn a family weekend on the lake into a wellness retreat! There’s nothing like waking up to ta sunrise over still water. That’s why you have to grab those few precious moments of quiet, untouched nature while it lasts. Make the most of a long weekend by reveling in what the great outdoors has to offer from dawn to dusk. Read more →
Q: It’s incredibly hot during the summer months. How do you push through the heat?
Amy Marsh answers
A: Sizzling summers can be brutal. When training outside in scorching temps and humidity, your sweat-rate increases, your heart-rate is higher and you feel more sluggish overall. So why even bother stepping outside? Because there are plenty of smart ways to beat the heat and make it worth-while. Read more →
Most athletes (especially triathletes) admittedly LOVE data. Unfortunately, the numbers — rather than the pure joy of exercising — can consume you. When you find yourself more focused on your watch than the actual act of moving, you risk suffering paralysis by analysis. Avoid full-blown symptoms by getting back to the basics.
Let’s face it. When you don’t enjoy an activity, you take every other path — even if it’s inconvenient and out of the way — to avoid doing it. (It’s human nature, so don’t feel too bad.) But when it comes to working out and eating healthy, there are no excuses. If exercising isn’t fun for you…make it fun!
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