Date: 27 Nov 2018 - 07:22
Your brain deserves its own gym (and spa)!
When we think of fitness and training, we usually consider only what’s below the neck - but every part of you, including your brain, needs regular workouts...and rest.
Date: 22 Oct 2018 - 14:53
You don't remember exactly when it started, but now you can't make it through a run without that nagging pain in your hip. It came on slowly--at first just an annoying ache. But now, even after icing and soaking and resting, the pain is deep and relentless. So what gives?
Hip alignment issues are one of the major causes of hip pain during and after running. If that pain is left untreated, injury almost always follows.
Date: 26 Sep 2018 - 09:47
Date: 26 Sep 2018 - 09:42
Our physical abilities begin with the fuel we give our body. We aren’t talking about nutrition this time. Today, we are talking about oxygen.
Date: 27 Aug 2018 - 09:59
The subject of electrolytes is a common one amongst endurance athletes. A majority of the focus has been sodium, calcium, and potassium, which which are certainly important. Unfortunately, magnesium is often overlooked. This critical electrolyte plays a key role in many functions of your body and is crucial to your performance.
Date: 20 Aug 2018 - 09:02
Digestive upset is a hugely common problem. Often, we don’t even realize we have digestive issues until we make changes and suddenly the pain, bloating, constipation, and/or diarrhea is gone. Many of us think we have a healthy gut with normal bowel movements until we learn what should really be happening in the bathroom. It’s time to end the stigma and start talking about our poop!
Date: 14 Aug 2018 - 09:38
It’s not unusual to feel confused and overwhelmed when you step into the weight room if it’s been awhile — or if you’re completely new to it. One question that commonly crops up is: How do I know how much weight to lift?
Date: 03 Jul 2018 - 11:41
You know the feeling - too busy with work commitments, dropping the kids off at school, etc.
We all know how to get fit and healthy but living a healthier live can be challenging. Here I lay out some simple tips to help you move more and eat healthier.
1. Ask the question
Date: 25 Jun 2018 - 09:37
Have you ever realized there is only one person you will 100% for sure spend the rest of your life with? One person who'll experience all your victories and glories, all your failures and hard times? One person who knows your whole story from beginning till end?
That is why it's about time (if you haven't already) you became your best (training) partner. Your best version already lies within you. This is how you can unleash it:
Date: 20 Jun 2018 - 11:02
Unilateral exercises are single-leg or single-arm movements. The primary benefit of including unilateral exercises in your training programs is that the exerciser is using both sides of the body equally. Doing so helps your clients avoid overtraining or overusing the dominant side, helps to isolate and correct muscle imbalances, improves balance, utilizes core muscles, aids in injury prevention and facilitates rehabilitation.
Date: 11 Jun 2018 - 11:45
Your body was designed to run, you do have time and no, it’s not dangerous...drop the excuses and unleash your natural ability.
Think you’re genetically not designed to be a runner? Don’t have time or worried that running won’t match your goal or interfere with other training methods? Ever occurred to you that these are just excuses? If you want to become a runner, you will become runner. That’s why we’re here to help you overcome all obstacles and prove the only thing holding you back is yourself.
Date: 23 May 2018 - 10:53
Based out of the sunny Bay of Plenty City of Tauranga in the upper North Island, Mariane Wray has established a branch of Warrior Fitness in New Zealand.
Date: 18 May 2018 - 09:36
What is the human growth hormone?
Human growth hormone (often abbreviated HGH or hGH, or simply GH for growth hormone) is an important part of the body’s endocrine system. It is especially active in the growing child’s maturation (although it is not the only physiological factor that makes kids get taller and grow). HGH is released by the brain into the bloodstream during sleep, and its release is part of the repair and restoration function of sleep.
Date: 14 May 2018 - 12:22
What the hell are plyometrics?
Date: 11 May 2018 - 13:14
The benefits of good sleep come into particular focus for athletes. Post-exercise recovery with extra sleep accelerates the building of muscle, strength, and endurance. Without proper sleep, athletes suffer from poorer reaction times, longer recovery times, and worsened performance.
Date: 10 May 2018 - 15:54
Good sleep helps control weight. Poor sleep leads to weight gain and vice versa. These are general statements, of course, and individual experience may vary, but if you are trying to diet and lose weight or you are trying to improve your sleep, it pays to keep these interactions in mind.
Date: 24 Apr 2018 - 11:52
At the grocery store, you fill your cart with fresh fruits and veggies with every intention of using them. But before you know it, it’s a week later and you’re throwing half of those fruits and veggies in the trash.
You’re not alone. The U.S. wastes a whopping $160 billion in food each year—about 1,249 calories per person per day—and a large chunk of that is fresh produce, according to a USDA report.
Date: 11 Apr 2018 - 11:05
Eating protein the right way can help support muscle growth, as well as making recovery after a tough session easier. If you’re skimping on protein, it can be hard for your body to get the fuel it needs to maintain lean muscle. It’s really easy to be confused about how and when to eat protein, as there are so many different opinions floating around! These are some of the common mistakes people make when it comes to getting their protein intake.
Protein mistakes you may be making are:
Date: 12 Mar 2018 - 10:02
Who doesn’t know the feeling: You’ve just completed a hard workout, gave it your all and now want to reward yourself with something delicious - after all, you’ve earned it, right? But watch out - post-workout hunger should be approached with care. Read on to discover 3 big mistakes you could be making and tips for a more mindful and efficient way to refuel after training.
1. You overeat after your workout
Date: 22 Feb 2018 - 10:35
Along with exercise and good nutrition habits, experts agree that sleep is equally fundamental to an athlete’s health and performance. But studies show that in addition to factors such as room temperature and light from electronics, hydration also plays a role when it comes to obtaining restorative shut-eye. According to the National Sleep Foundation, a lack of fluids can impair sleep, making you feel sluggish and irritable during the day.
“Even a slight level of dehydration will make you sleep lighter,” adds Chris Winter, M.D., a sleep specialist based in Charlottesville, Virginia. Here, he weighs in on an ideal hydration timeline.