Have you grown tired of doing standard push-ups? Are you ready to challenge yourself more? A study looked at which push-up variations are toughest. Find out the best ways to make push-ups tougher and add variety to your workout.
Circuit training wins points for being a time-efficient, total body workout. But what if you want to build strength or increase muscle size? Can a circuit workout be a way to accomplish that? Find out what research shows.
Too much routine isn’t always a good thing when it comes to fitness training. Is it time to shake things up a bit? Here are four signs it’s time to change your workout and tips on how to do it for greater gains.
What kind of shoes do you wear when you do your weight-training routine? Of course, you want a pair that fits well and is comfortable – but what else should you look for when selecting a shoe for lifting? This article takes a closer look at what types of shoes are good and not so good for weight training.
Exercise is a great stress reliever. Regular workouts can make you more resistant to anxiety and depression. But if you are experiencing stress, research shows it may impact how quickly you recover from a workout. Find out what this study shows and how to make sure you’re allowing yourself adequate recovery time between workouts.
How healthy is your diet? A new study shows people who eat an American diet may not get enough of seven essential nutrients. Find out what these nutrients are and how to make sure you’re getting enough of them for good health.
Your muscles use fat as their primary fuel source during low to moderate intensity exercise. That’s the “fat burning” effect of exercise. Fat cells also have other functions that impact your risk for obesity and other health problems. Some research shows regular exercise helps fat cells function more effectively to release stored fat. Find out how fat cells are impacted by physical activity.
Of course, you do your best to avoid injury but sometimes it happens anyway. You want to feel better as quickly as possible. Is heat or ice the best option? This article discusses when ice is most appropriate and when heat is your best bet for easing the discomfort of a fitness injury.
When it’s cold outside, it’s tempting to curl up on the couch and munch on comfort food. Good nutrition is important all year round and maybe more so in the winter when you’re less active and flu viruses abound. Here are some nutritional tips to help you get through the winter without illness or weight gain.
You can take a variety of approaches to strength training. Varying the approach you use can help you avoid plateaus where you stop making strength gains. One popular approach is pyramid training. You can approach pyramid training in two different ways – traditional pyramid training and reverse pyramid training. This article discusses the reverse pyramid method and whether it offers advantages over the traditional approach.