Stretching and flexibility exercises are more than just a good idea. They’re an important part of any complete fitness and wellness routine. This is the case whether you’re a dyed in the wool gym rat or someone who almost never works out.
Strong, defined, wow-worthy biceps are something just about every fitness enthusiast dreams of achieving someday. However, knowing that you’re ready to build some serious guns is one thing. Actually determining which of the hundreds of exercises out there will yield the results you’re looking for is another.
If you’re like most people, then you’ve probably made (and eventually abandoned) your share of New Year’s resolutions over the years. The chances are also pretty good that more than a few of those resolutions had one thing or another to do with improving the state of your health, and you’d be in excellent company if that were the case.
We all had a mother or grandmother who told us breakfast is the most important meal of the day when we were kids. They weren’t just trying to get us to finish our eggs, either. Whether or not you start your day with a healthy breakfast really does make a difference.
It’s almost that time again! An entirely new year will be upon us before we know it. That means a whole new set of goals to pursue and twelve whole months of new accomplishments to look forward to. Naturally, it also means a whole new crop of fitness trends to embrace and get excited about.
Looking for an engaging form of body conditioning that focuses on building muscle endurance, as well as physical strength? Ready to switch out your old gym workout for something new and exciting? Look no further than circuit training.
A circuit training program will include several different prescribed exercises, with one “circuit” involving a portion of time spent on each with only short breaks in between. The process then begins again with the next circuit.
If you’re pretty happy overall with your bodybuilding progress, but would really like to see more progress as far as what you’re getting out of leg day, you’re in excellent company. This is especially the case if you’re satisfied with your glutes but would like to see more going on with your quads.
If you’re like most people, then the holidays are probably one of your favorite times of the year. However, holiday time is also one of the hardest times to stick to a regular fitness routine. It’s not just about steering clear of rich holiday foods and taking care not to overdo it with the alcohol, either. The holidays are just so darned busy, so you’ve got a lot of things vying for your time and attention.
If you’re serious about fitness and about getting the absolute most out of your workouts, then a heart monitor is absolutely essential. This is the case no matter what your athletic activity of choice might be. Knowing and understanding what your heart rate is at a given time is one of the most accurate, reliable ways to really get a feel for how intense a given workout really is.
It’s that time again! The holidays are just around the corner and will be here before you know it. If you haven’t already done so, it’s time to work on your shopping strategies and decide what to buy the people that matter most to you. This includes the fitness enthusiasts in your life – everyone from your brother, the marathon lover, to your office mate, the weekend gym warrior.