Did you set up a fancy home gym with all the equipment you thought you'd ever need? Did you feel confident you'd end up spending more time working out from the comfort of your own home? Have you since found
It is always preferable doing some exercise rather than no exercise at all, but your results will be even better if you cross train. In many cases, when you go to a gym, you will see people on the treadmills and stationary bikes, and other people lifting weights. Most of the time you will never see those two groups cross over, and that is where the opportunity for greater gain is lost. If you can lift three hundred pounds, but can’t walk up a flight of stairs without getting winded; that is a serious problem. If you can run a 5 minute mile, but struggle carrying bags of groceries to the car; THAT is a problem. You want overall fitness; not just in specific areas. By cross training, you will address the strength and aerobic capacity of your body, and appreciate those improvements in your day-to-day activities. In the end, isn’t that what you want? You don’t go to the gym just because you enjoy going to the gym. You go to make yourself stronger, get in better shape, and then see and experience the results of your hard work when you are not at the gym.
In this day and age, health, wellness and fitness are around every corner. It can be overwhelming to sort through so many companies and options to know what isn't going to end in just another failed New Year's Resolution. If you have decided that today is the start to a healthier, more fit you, then you may be overwhelmed with all the options out there to make that a reality. There are at home programs, fitness centers and gyms, group workouts and personal training, to name just a few. The second decision that you will need to make is which one is right for you.
We achieve the most when we are healthy, and exercise is crucial to maintaining a healthy body and mind. There is a huge variety of workouts people can make use of, but one workout that maintains popularity is the studio cycle workout. A studio cycle workout is a group exercise in which several individuals make use of stationary bikes while a leader paints a beautiful picture of terrain and environment to modify how the group is pedaling.
With modern conveniences making it possible to live out almost your entire life remotely, it's a wonder any of us can find even one reason to go outside in a day. The one thing you should commit to go out for
What is Cross Training? Cross training is a term originally used by athletic trainers. When athletes are cross training, they perform exercises that strengthen muscle groups without focusing on the repetitive motions of their sport. For instance, athletes who run a lot
On the surface, working out at home seems perfect. Home workouts save time and energy by eliminating the need for transportation to and membership at a gym, right? Not exactly. Home workouts are definitely very helpful tools, but they should be used in addition
Muscle building and toning will improve your health and your looks, but sometimes you need to focus on fat loss before you can really enjoy those benefits. Bulking up muscle under layers of fat can actually have a negative impact
Everyone wants to be fit. However, sometimes it’s hard to know where to start. Should you lift weights or should you focus on cardio? Should I go on a diet or not? How can I keep myself from getting bored?
You've committed to improving and maintaining your health with regular exercise, so make sure that your knees are up for the challenge! Don't let knee pain or injuries derail your workouts. Here are some super-simple focused workouts that will strengthen the muscles around your knees, and make sure that you have a strong foundation for the rest of your fitness goals. You can do these workouts anywhere: at the gym, home, or office.