Training

THE SECRET TO HIGH INTENSITY TRAINING

When you hear ‘high intensity training’ what are the first words that come to mind? Terrifying? Daunting? No thank you? When you hear “high intensity training” what are the first words that come to mind? Terrifying? Daunting? No thank you? What if I told you that you could complete a full body strength workout to complete exhaustion using high intensity ...

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WHY OUR KIDS ARE COMING IN LAST PLACE

New global research links income inequality to the poor fitness of America’s youth. The United States, anyone could reasonably argue, has the most accomplished elite athletes in the world. The best evidence? In Rio this past summer, young American men and women finished at a comfortable first place in the Olympic final medal tally. But what if we compared nations ...

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What are the common wrong fitness methods?

Exercise in recent years has been more and more popular, but it is believed that not many people know how to do good fitness. What are the common ways to make mistakes? Here are some common ways to find out what is wrong. Fitness method, step backward Walk backward or run backward can stimulate inactive muscles, improve the body’s balance, ...

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Sleep to Perform

We all know that eating well and exercising regularly are key to looking good and feeling great, yet a crucial element that’s often overlooked is getting enough quality sleep. We spend roughly a third of our lives tucked up in bed but when it comes to keeping fit we often don’t consider how much sleep can impact our performance. Each ...

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4 ways to keep pushups from hurting your wrists

PUSHUPS ARE, UNDENIABLY, one of the best exercises for building a rock-hard core and improving total-body conditioning. But as any military grunt or CrossFit devotee can tell you, if you’re going big on pushups, you need to take care of your wrists or you could be in for a world of pain. Here are four ways to keep aching wrists ...

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Can you lose weight without exercise?

After over-indulgent December it’s no surprise that ‘to lose weight’ is one of the most common New Year’s resolutions. Most of us tackle the goal with a new gym membership, however a new study by Fitness First showed that one in ten has given up their New Year fitness plan within two weeks and the average Brit has stopped by ...

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HOW TO RUN IN THE WINTER WITHOUT FREEZING TO DEATH OR FALLING

It’s hard enough to get up and out for a run when it’s a balmy 70 degrees outside. But subtract 40, 50, or more degrees and it’s damn near impossible. However, skipping your workout or retreating to the treadmill aren’t your only options. In fact, sucking it up and getting out in the cold can actually be even more beneficial ...

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IS YOUR INTENSE HOUR-LONG WORKOUT GOOD ENOUGH?

You have a long commute back home from work and watch a bit too much TV at night, so you make sure to hit the gym hard each day to counter that—solid strategy, right? Yes it is, but you might need to do a bit more. Sure, it’s certainly better than nothing, but new research is now saying that what ...

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10 FULL-BODY EXERCISES THAT USE BATTLE ROPES

Battle ropes are one of the most effective ways to tone muscles, make your workouts metabolic, and sneak in some cardio. Danielle Hopkins, a master trainer at Printing House Equinox in New York City and the creator of the gym’s Ropes & Rowers program has created a workout that will exhaust your entire body and rev your heart rate pushing you ...

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THIS IS HOW AEROBIC EXERCISE CAN LITERALLY HEAL A BROKEN HEART

Proteins that help keep cells healthy usually mend themselves when they get degraded from normal wear and tear. Sometimes, though, as in heart failure, damaged proteins accumulate and cause heart disease—and there’s no drug that can restore these essential cells to their previous grandeur. But here’s where aerobic exercise—which we already know strengthens lungs, lowers cholesterol, reduces blood pressure, and ...

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