September, 2015

How to Master the Pull-Up

How to Master the Pull-Up

We all have run into an exercise that just seems impossible at one time or another.  One exercise, the pull-up, is a major culprit of this.  One of the hardest exercises to do, correctly and safely, is hands down the pull-up and for good reasons.  The pull-up requires complete strength in the arms, shoulders, and […]

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Workout Plan for Seniors

Workout Plan for Seniors

Aging is something that is inevitable.  With the increase in medical alert system technology and research in the medical field, it is more common to see individuals living well into their 80s, 90s, and even 100s.  However, in order to age in a healthy way, exercise, diet, and a healthy lifestyle are essential.  Senior adults, […]

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The Best Stretches to Start Your Workout

The Best Stretches to Start Your Workout

Stretching is a great feeling on the joints and muscles.  First off, it allows the muscles to stretch to an optimal level to help maintain or improve performance.  Also, stretching just feels great.  It helps fill blood into the muscles and oftentimes, people will stretch before a run, before lifting weights, or before any workout. […]

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Which Protein Powder Should I Buy?

Which Protein Powder Should I Buy?

Every workout needs a recovery aid to help the worked muscles heal quickly so that you can get back to the gym for more gains.  Protein powder, or amino acids, is one of the best choices for a post-workout recovery aid and for great reasons.  Amino acids are the building blocks of the body.  They […]

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20-Minute Tabata Workout

20-Minute Tabata Workout

Now that summer is all but gone, your busy schedule is about to get busier.  The kids are back to school, work is demanding, and there are simply more people in town needing services.  With a busy schedule, how do you cope and manage day-in and day-out?  Do you keep up on your workout or […]

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10 Best Post-Workout Meals

10 Best Post-Workout Meals

There are many elements that go into a good workout.  You need to be able to lift weights, do some cardio, and you need to eat in a way to where you can perform at high levels.  After all, if you don’t have any energy, how can you possibly exercise at such a high level […]

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How to Prevent Muscle Cramps

How to Prevent Muscle Cramps

A hard workout comes with great rewards with very few side effects, but every once in a while, there is a side effect that can cause you some discomfort or pain.  If you have been working out regularly for any given time, you may understand what it feels like to have a muscle cramp later […]

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How to Eat Healthy at Starbucks

How to Eat Healthy at Starbucks

Keeping healthy choices is a no brainer for when you are eating in, but for most people, eating breakfast at home is simply not feasible day-in and day-out.  This is where restaurants and coffee shops come into play.  What places offer healthy options and what places should you avoid? Eating out for breakfast is a […]

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The Power of Rest and Recovery

The Power of Rest and Recovery

Keeping up with a regular, consistent workout program can be one of the most rewarding things you do for your health, especially when you are working your body hard. With every workout, your body adapts a little more efficiently to heavy loads, endurance activities, and stress levels, but adequate rest and recovery is necessary in […]

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