Leg machines: we love 'em. They're easy to adjust to your size and skill level, safe (assuming they're used correctly of course), and a great way to target specific muscle groups. And while we'll never give up our love for barbell squats and other free weight movements involving your legs, we certainly think that adding leg machine exercises to your gym routine is a great way to enhance those glutes, quads, hamstrings, and calves.
Cardio is perfect for keeping your heart healthy, your brain happy, and your body lean. But there is so much more to it than stepping on a treadmill for a 30-minute stroll. Instead, boost your results and beat boredom by combining interval training and steady-state cardio.
Ok, you’ve got your gym bag packed and you're heading for the gym. As you enter the gym, you notice everybody’s drinking brightly colored liquid from their shakers. You turn and ask a Thor look-a-like what everyone’s drinking, and he answers “BCAAs Bro!”
It's springtime, which means that fruits are finally starting to come into season. Of course, fruit is delicious on its own, but for a bit of culinary decadence, try making a homemade yogurt parfait.
Before you unfold your beach chair ocean side and pop open a seltzer, how about getting in a workout? Take basic movements from solid land and put them in the sand for a great beach workout.
Days are longer. The sun is stronger. Spring has sprung like the heel cushioning on a new pair of running shoes. The change in season brought you outside and spurred you to replace your old soles with fresh kicks. But, how do you maintain that enthusiasm for the great outdoors and fitness goals when the inevitable humidity and stifling summer doldrums roll in?
Intermittent fasting is one of the fastest (excuse the pun) growing trends in the health and fitness industry. But does it work? Is it for you?
It's that time of year again! Allergy season. Sniffing all day, itchy, watery eyes and nose, and that feeling where you just want to lay down and sleep for a month. That's allergies for you. They can really drag you down and make you want to stay indoors till it's all over.
A healthy body needs balance. Physiologists and exercise science nerds call this "homeostasis." It's the energy-efficient state where our bodies can function and feel the best.
Maybe you’ve seen a gal who can knock-out 100 crunches in less than 5 minutes. Or, the guy who pumps out hundreds of bicep curls every workout. Those gym devotees look fit. But what about exercises that incorporate functional movements? Aren't those types of exercises more practical for every day life?