When life intervenes and throws a wrench in your workout schedule, what do you do? Hopefully, you adapt, make some adjustments, and keep on training. Setbacks and unexpected time commitments happen. Here’s why you should work out anyway and how to make the time.
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Only 20% of Americans get the recommended amount of exercise – 150 minutes of moderate-intensity exercise or 75 minutes of vigorous exercise. Ask most people why and they’ll tell you they don’t have time – but is that the real reason? Find out what research shows.
There are a variety of ways to structure a strength training routine. You can train your entire body during each session or use a variety of split schedules. One type of split consists of training a single body part muscle group each session, meaning you’re working each body part about once per week. What are the pros and cons of using this approach?
These days, more people are focused on toning and defining their glute muscles. The problem is many glute exercises also develop your legs, something you may not want. Is it possible to strengthen and enlarge your buttocks without adding significant size to your thighs? Find out.
Exercise is one of the best things you can do for yourself, but exercise goes hand in hand with good nutrition. The two work synergistically to help you lower your risk for health problems and stay healthy. Find out why it’s important to “mind your nutrition” even if you work out every day.
How’s your form when you train? Physical therapists have identified exercises that many people do incorrectly. Find out what these exercises are and how to get them right and avoid injury.
How you fuel up before an exercise can affect your performance. If you enter a workout in a glycogen-depleted state, you won’t be able to push yourself as hard – but what about your risk for injury? What role does diet play in lowering your risk for training injuries? Find out.
What’s your shoulder routine? Hopefully, it includes at least some exercises that strengthen the stabilizing muscles – the four muscles that make up your rotator cuff. Here’s why rotator cuff training is important for strong and healthy shoulders
Resistance training makes you stronger and helps you build larger muscles, but does it make you less flexible? Many people believe this to be so, but does research support this idea? Find out what science says about resistance training and flexibility.
What would a strength training routine be without squats? You can approach squats in several ways by doing partial squats, full squats or deep squats, which raises the question – how low should you go when doing squats? Are the risks or advantages to going deeper? Find out.