Category: Training & Fitness

Everything To Know About Cross-Training for Athletes

For those living an active lifestyle, the term “cross-training” pops up frequently. But what is it, and why does it hold so much appeal? Cross-training is about diversifying your workout regimen. It’s the practice of training in more than one sport or type of exercise to improve fitness and performance, particularly in your main sport. […]

How to Cycle Towards Making a Difference

If you love to cycle and want to make a difference in the world, why not bite the bullet and sign up for a charity bike ride? Providing the perfect opportunity to turn your passion for cycling into something good, so many charities need fundraisers just like yourself. When it comes to organizing a cycle […]

5 Apparent Benefits of an Ice Bath for Your Health

Humans have been using hydrotherapy, the therapeutic use of water, to treat various conditions of the body and spirit for centuries. In fact, we can trace the roots of water immersion therapy back to ancient civilizations! In the late 19th and early 20th centuries, the Western world began exploring the theory that dipping yourself in […]

Why You Should Add Pilates to Your Workout Routine

Pilates is more than just a workout, it’s a holistic approach to fitness that can transform the way you move, feel, and think about physical exercise. Keep reading to learn the many benefits of Pilates and why you should consider adding it to your workout routine. Builds Muscle Pilates, a low-impact exercise method, is an […]

Heavy Lifting Ergonomics – The Lift Setup For Heavy Objects

You may have heard about proper desk ergonomics, but have you ever heard about heavy lifting ergonomics? Many have not. Unfortunately, the majority of back injuries that Americans suffer each year are caused at work. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), more than one million workers suffer back injuries every year. Heavy lifting […]

Top Athlete Recovery Techniques You Can Do at Home

You may have seen images of professional athletes soaking in ice baths or sweating in saunas. Neither of these is very practical for recreational athletes who are simply interested in keeping fit. In fact, recent research suggests that those ice-filled tubs aren’t such a good idea after all. But since recovery is an integral part […]

Tips for Overcoming the Lack of Motivation To Exercise

We’ve all been there, the moment when the couch seems more appealing than the gym, and your motivation to exercise is at an all-time low. While these moments may cause you to consider your physical and mental health, you shouldn’t worry. With the following tips to overcome the lack of motivation to exercise, you can […]

Injured & Working Out | Working out 1 Side, How To Train Around It & Stay Fit

INJURIES SUCK. There’s no getting around it. Especially when you’re unable to use one of your limbs, whether you’re in a cast, a brace, or just limited by a doctor’s guidance. In one of the videos below, Men’s Health fitness director Ebenezer Samuel, C.S.C.S., shares how if approached properly (and with your doctor’s approval) there […]

What Is Workout Recovery & Why Is It Important?

A proper fitness regime consists of more than just exercise, it involves many moving parts, each working toward the same goal of healthier, stronger, and growing bodies. Acts of physical movement, proper nutritional intake, and rest, a recovery stage, are essential to maximizing one’s fitness journey. Implementing recovery to your workout routine offers many benefits, […]

How Long Should You Rest Between Sets During a Workout?

Exercise is essential for keeping your body healthy, but rest is just as important. Implementing the right rest periods between sets during your workout is crucial in helping you achieve your goals. Read on to learn some of the optimal rest times between sets for various fitness objectives and gain helpful insights for a better […]