Tight Ankles Wreak Havoc on Exercise Mechanics! If you don't have good range of motion at your ankles (usually because of tight calves), then you are likely going to end up tearing up your knees and/or back by moving and squatting with poor mechanics! Check out the video below to learn how to assess and correct this problem! And for those of you who actually know the difference between length and weight, unlike myself apparently, feel free to laugh at...
Stretching is not only one of the most neglected areas of fitness, but is also one of the most misunderstood and poorly practiced. Regardless of your goals, stretching is a vital component to any exercise program. Whether you want to be outrageously strong and build huge muscles, or simply want to move and feel better, effective stretching will drastically improve your results and reduce your chances of injuries, aches, and pains. Proper stretching doesn't have to be tedious and...
Traditionally, there have been two main services offered to help people with their fitness goals: 1 on 1 personal training, and group exercise classes. If you couldn't afford personal training or just prefer working out with others, then a personalized program simply wasn't an option. This is where semi-private personal training comes in to offer the best of both worlds... Semi-private personal training doesn't replace 1 on 1 personal training altogether, but for most people, it's just a much better...
I want to start by saying I'm not against doing cardio, because it does of course have plenty of benefits. That being said, it just isn't the most efficient way to burn fat. In business, you can either trade your time for money or you can create passive revenue streams that keep paying you whether you're on the clock or not. The exact same principle applies to burning calories. Cardio is essentially the equivalent of getting paid for your time...
Most people treat exercise like it's a battle of wills with the goal of the mind conquering the body. This approach is harmful to both your body and your mind because it ensures that half of you will lose regardless of which side wins the battle - and in a battle between allies, even the winner loses in the end. With this attitude, it's no wonder that people tend to dread exercise! Always remember that your body and mind are...
The subjects of fitness and wellness are among the most important, yet misunderstood topics in all of Western culture today. You would be hard-pressed to find any other subject that is as saturated with myths and marketing deception. But, as long as we as a society continue buying into one quick-fix fad after another, we can't blame the creators of these fads and misinformation for simply giving people what they asked for. Fortunately, those of you who are reading...
The human body has an amazing ability to adapt to all of the things that we put it through and find a way to do them in the most efficient way possible. People have been running for as long as we've been in existence, and our bodies have evolved and adapted to become extremely efficient runners. The human foot has 26 bones, 33 joints, 107 ligaments, and 19 different muscles- it is truly an amazing display of natural engineering....