Eccentric Training: Is it for you?

What is eccentric training? Used frequently in the performance and rehabilitation world, eccentric training (also known as negative training) focuses on the part of weight lifting in which you are lowering the weight, not pressing it or lifting it up. Confused? Here’s an example: When you work out with weights, you usually think of the

Read More...

Arthritis Awareness – Muscling Out RA with Strength Training

Since May is recognized as Arthritis Awareness Month, it seems a great time to consider how to manage rheumatoid arthritis. If you are part of the 1.5 million Americans living with rheumatoid arthritis, you may be wondering whether it is safe to work out with weights to maintain your health. Because RA pain is impossible

Read More...

Step Up Your Fitness With A Stair Workout

If you’re looking for a high-intensity workout that doesn’t require a membership to the gym, you may want to give a stair workout a try. Running stairs helps build agility, speed and strength and provides a great cardiovascular workout. It also allows you to work out at varying intensity levels, depending on your fitness level

Read More...

High-Rep Sets are Critical for Strength Development

Repeated by trainers and other self-proclaimed exercise pundits in the fitness industry is the fallacy that high-rep training does not develop strength, only endurance. However, data from clinical studies refute the notion that low reps produce the greatest strength gains. Studies indicate that high-rep training, between 12 and 20 reps per set, produces muscle mass faster

Read More...

Four Reasons to Make Swimming Part of Your Workout Routine

The pool is an accessible and efficient workout tool for all body types and all ages. Whether you are a seasoned athlete, just starting exercise, or recovering from an injury, the pool is the perfect place to increase your fitness and here’s why: It’s Gentle on Your Joints Not only is swimming a great exercise,

Read More...

The Bodyweight Workout That’s Better Than The Gym

Those with unrealized fitness goals tend to put off working out because they don’t have the time or the money for the gym. But all three types of exercise that make up a well-rounded regimen – slow movement, sprinting, and lifting – can be completed just as effectively at home, or in the great outdoors.

Read More...

An Introduction to Cross-Country Skiing

Skiing doesn’t have to be all downhill fun. Cross-country skiing is a great full-body workout growing in popularity across the country. Also known as Nordic Skiing, this sport involves gliding across the snow in a lunging or skating motion for any distance, allowing you to cover ground more quickly than you typically could while walking

Read More...

Boost Your Workout With Interval Training

  The benefits of high-intensity interval training (HIIT) have been clear for a long time, but it’s only within the last few years that it’s really started to gain popularity. Studies, including one published in Metabolism as early as 1994, have found it to be better than steady-state cardio when it comes to building or maintaining

Read More...