Running is great exercise for your cardiovascular system, leg muscles, and your brain. Running barefoot is even better. Of course I don’t actually mean going out for a jog with absolutely nothing on your feet. If your neighborhood is anything like mine, you’ll end up with a switchblade or hypodermic needle in your foot in no time. Instead of actually running in your bare feet, more and more people are lacing up minimalist, “barefoot” shoes, and putting one foot in front of the other.Read more
Every time someone asks me to help them with their fitness goals I have to start at the same point, making them understand how this works, and grounding them just a little. In my experience, people generally have two “fantasies” in their minds. They think they can make a radical change in 3 months and they think they can gain weight and lose fat at the same time.
But it’s not all that black or white; you can get results in 3 months, but you are not going to go from 50 pounds overweight to a fitness supermodel in that time. You can also try gaining weight and losing fat at the same time, but it’s not the best thing to do and you may not reach your goal!Read more
Training for a triathlon can mean months of intense physical fitness drills. The training you focus on generally revolves around the three events you will participate in: swimming, cycling and running. Our bodies and muscles have memory and can eventually remember and grow accustomed to the same training routine if you do it over and over again. The best thing to do if you experience a plateau is to flip your fitness routine on its head. There are many ways to go about this, but one excellent way is to do cross-training, a great example being an in home workout called Les Mills PUMP.Read more
Although I’ve been swimming my entire life, it was not until just recently that I decided I want to compete in a swimming event. Once my mindset had shifted towards that competitive direction, I realized that I had a lot of work to do before I would be able to hold my own. So, I set out to train myself and here are some helpful tips from that I found, and hopefully they’ll help you too!Read more
Weighted vests are a very versatile piece of equipment. They are used by many professionals around the world, from sprinters to mixed martial arts fighters. If you are thinking about training with a weighted vest on, you are doing yourself a big favor regardless of what sport you practice.
Here are some of the pros and cons to consider before trying one out for yourself.Read more