Fitness

Introduction To Strength Training For Weight Lifting Novices

So you’ve spent the last few days admiring the muscle tone of people at the gym. You’ve compared their muscle tone to yours. You now realize that your muscles aren’t nearly as impressive! All those months at the gym have unfortunately failed to produce the muscle tone you want. As a result, you haven’t been…

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Benefits of Exercising With Other People

Think about the exercises you do—and the exercises you don’t do. Take weight training, for example. Many people skip this essential workout because they don’t have the equipment; it’s expensive and takes a lot of room to store and to use. Some are also intimidated by weights: They don’t know the right set of exercises…

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See How Easily You Can Maximize Your Post-Workout Recovery

What you do after you return home from the gym matters just as much as what you did before you left. That’s because the post-workout recovery period is the time when your body builds up lean muscle mass. If you shortchange yourself, you could wind up gaining weight and lowering your performance level. Ensure your…

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10 Ways Seniors Can Improve Mobility

One of the most important aspects of healthy aging is maintaining optimal mobility levels. Some seniors find it hard to enjoy life because they cannot get around as they used to when they were younger, the good news is that there are many things you can do to stay mobile and active so you can…

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Am I Too Old to Start Lifting Weights?

Energy levels gradually decrease as we grow older. As a result, most middle-aged individuals and beyond assume that it’s too late to get into weight lifting. That, however, could not be further from the truth! Not only is it never too late to start lifting weights, but weight training actually becomes more crucial as you…

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Weights vs Reps: The End Of This Debate Once And For All!

So you have been hitting the gym for quite some time, you’re past the novice stage, and showing good progress. However, you’re now looking to add more strength to your body but find yourself confused over the next appropriate step. Should you be increasing weight or reps at this particular stage of your training? This…

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Can Exercise Really Leave You with More Energy?

It is a common misbelief that exercising leaves you tired. And in some cases, it is true. However, when done properly, exercising can actually leave you with more energy than when you started; numerous study results prove this over and over again. Let me explain. Energy Production Our bodies are very efficient machines; they only…

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Using A Bosu Or Stability Ball In Functional Fitness Training

Many people have never heard about functional fitness training, so it comes as no surprise most of them are wasting their time on movements and exercises that are not best suited for the body. What Is Functional Fitness Training? In its simplest terms, it is training methodology that most closely mirrors movements of everyday life,…

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How to Deal with Weight Loss Setbacks

  Weight loss is one of the most common fitness goals among regular gym goers as well as dieters. It also happens to be the most common fitness goal that ends in failure with studies showing that as much as two thirds of weight loss dieters end up heavier than when they started out while…

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Why Does Exercise Make Us Feel Good?

Euphoria Studies repeatedly show that exercising is not only good for our physical health, but also for our mental health. Why is that? When we start to exercise, our heart starts to beat faster. Our brain interprets the increased heart rate as part of a “flight-or-fight” response to an impending danger. To protect itself, and…

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