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Running is one of the best and most natural forms of exercise. It contributes to muscular, respiratory, cardiovascular, and even psychological health. And, unlike many other forms of exercise, very little investment and preparation is needed to begin running.
We won’t bore you with the basic stuff about calories consumed versus calories burned or the importance of protein for those living an active lifestyle. Instead, we’ll assume a basic working knowledge of nutrition and build upon that, offering a few useful insights that you can apply to your daily life starting now.
There’s no worse feeling than getting to the gym and realizing you forgot something. That is why it’s always important to have a gym bag packed and ready to go. There are certain things that you should keep in your gym bag so you’re always ready for your next workout.
Stretching keeps your muscles loose and limber, which can increase your range of motion, improve your form and ability, and help prevent injuries. No matter how tough your workout is or what you did, you should stretch every time your exercise Here are a few great stretches you can (and should) do after your workout.
This is waaaaay deeper than even most Personal Trainers think. Shame, because it’s important. Who you are, as a person, is the collective mish-mash of your values, beliefs, habits, prejudices, thoughts, feelings, emotions, etc.
There are lots of ways to entertain yourself while you’re working out. You can listen to a great playlist, catch up on your favorite television shows, or simply clear your own mind. Each distraction has its pros and cons. Here is a breakdown of the most popular workout distractions and their benefits and drawbacks.
Sound too good to be true? What if I told you that every elite athlete does exactly this? That there is a wealth of scientific studies showing that this is possible? No, I’m not pushing you some magic new supplement with outrageous promises. I’m talking about...
Want to be able to do a workout anywhere? Maybe you don’t like the gym, travel a lot, or just like being outside in the fresh air. Obviously you can go jogging and do typical cardio stuff anywhere, but that isn’t going to get you strong or jacked. Doing bodyweight exercises, however, will. If you do them right, anyway. Here’s how!