Doing a stretch before a workout properly prepares our muscles for the activity that we’re about to engage in. Stretching afterwards, on the other hand, helps to encourage recovery. A single stretch will make the muscles, tendons and ligaments more flexible BUT this would be for only for a short period of time. Over time, regular stretching will induce the growth of tissues that will lead to a more long-term increase in flexibility. Remember though if your muscles are sore, stretching won’t necessarily make them more flexible, but rather help them to feel better.
We’ve focused on major things that will have a big impact on results.
Check in with yourself to make sure you’re avoiding these 6 mistakes, and if you are, look at fixing them and watch your results take off.
Historically speaking, men and women have idolized different body figures. As
much as the hourglass-figure of a woman is mouth-watering, some may argue
that strong and lean is the best body type. By all accounts, a chiseled body is what
women find attractive in men today.
Of course, everyone’s different. Each person has their own unique preferences. As
they say, every man to his taste. Having said that, there is a huge shift in how both
men and women perceive beauty and aesthetics.
Most women would like to be skinny. Men do too!
But what about version 2.0?
Shedding weight off and meeting your fitness goals is one thing, but keeping the weight off for good is another
Its not everyday that you have the motivation to get up and exercise, even the most avid ones have bad days. Start-of-the-year and
New Year’s resolution spirit will only get you so far and as the months go by, your motivation will begin to wane.
How do we know if what we are doing is the right training plan?
The important factor is what are we measuring against to determine if it is working or not? Is the plan not working if we don’t have defined abs after a week of training? If you judge a plan based on that then any type of training regime is going to fail
Poor energy levels, incomplete sets, longer-than-desired workouts and
shoddy results can leave you feeling like your time in the gym is a waste of
time. But the good news is, there are lots of things you can do before and
after the gym to ensure a fantastic workout every time.
If You Want To Stay Fit During The Holiday Season, Especially During Christmas And The New Year’s Eve, Here Are Some Useful Tips That Might Help You
Whether you’re a beginner at the gym or you just don’t have much fitness knowledge, group fitness classes may be your solution. Joining a class can help build a foundation and structure that you can use to fuel your personal health journey for years to come.
What can pairing up with a partner do for your workouts? Quite a bit, according to experts. Read up on the science and get motivated to grab a friend and start a new fitness routine.
While injuries can be common to people who are beginning their exercise journey, there are seven simple things you can do to help avoid these so you can continue progressing your training
It’s then no surprise that adopting The Rock diet and workout plan isn’t a matter of access as much as it is a matter of conviction. Well, that and a decent budget, since you’ll be spending a lot on food. Should you take on this training regimen, however, you might one day flaunt a body like the one he did in “Hercules” or “Fast 5” or any other movie he’s been in because he’s pretty much always fit. But are you up to the task, young go-getter? Let’s find out.
There are four leg exercises every athlete should do. You’re probably already doing three of them: Squats, Deadlifts and Rear-Foot Elevated Split Squats. But the fourth exercise—the Hip Thrust—isn’t so common. Though it most certainly should be.
Movement can help relieve back pain, but only the right kind; avoid workouts that put too much stress and strain on the back. So which exercises should you choose? That partly depends on how intense your pain is, and what causes it.
Firstly, dispel the myth that lifting heavy weights will make you ‘bulk up’.
Secondly, dismiss the idea that you can spot reduce a particular area of your body.
Thirdly, recognise that consistency and effort is required to change your body, but know that it can be done.
Sure, JLO is genetically blessed. But she’s also very disciplined. So where does channelling the key muscle groups; the abs, glutes and booty just like her body, become a part of your routine?
there’s a number of work-out moves she used for the ‘Hustlers’ movie that we would recommend. And here’s how-to perfect them
We may not be able to control certain outcomes regarding the coronavirus, but what we can control, is our overall health and wellbeing during this stressful time. One of the first steps down this path is making the commitment to work out regularly at home.
The Pilates Reformer is an exercise machine used to incorporate the Pilates exercise technique for a challenging and intense workout. Springs, leverage and body weight are used as resistance while performing movements targeting specific muscle groups. Workouts consist of controlled, flowing movements working your muscles through a full range of motion. The reformer adds increased resistance to the movement. By working to overcome this resistance, training results in increased fitness levels.
Eating A Well-Balanced Diet Can Help You Get The Calories And Nutrients You Need To Fuel Your Daily Activities, Including Regular Exercise.
Working Smarter, Not Harder Is Often The Best Way To Break A Weight Loss Plateau. Combine These 13 Strategic Weight Loss Tips With Weekly Resistance Training And Watch How Your Progress Accelerates. Good Luck!
Research Shows That If We Work Out In A Group, We Are Far More Likely To Stick At Exercise Than If We Go It Alone. A New Study Reveals Why.
Hitting A Plateau Can Be Super Confusing Because You Probably Don’t Know What’s Causing It.
Think exercise is all about toned abs and weight loss? It also makes you happier and smarter.
Muffin top, gut, beer belly—call it whatever you like. Many are able to make the top row of the desirable 6-pack visible, but the dreaded lower abs can be challenging to develop.
The 35 Best Tips on Fat Loss
If you’re tired of envying other women’s arms while covering your own, get ready to roll up your sleeves.
‘I don’t like running on a treadmill, or I have a bike at home and I never use it’ – if you can relate to this, learn the correct technique of these 3 great exercises and mix up your routine.