How tough is your workout? If you’re ready to kick it up a notch, make sure you’re including these four tough, but highly effective, exercises in your routine.
Unfortunately, your muscles adapt to training over a period of time. That’s when you have to introduce new challenges to make them work harder and push them a little beyond failure. Here are five techniques that allow you to do that.
You likely think of aerobic training as the form of exercise that’s best for your heart and blood vessels. Yet, research shows strength training may keep your heart and blood vessels healthy too. Find out more.
Would you like to peek into a crystal ball and see what fitness trends are hot for 2017? According to the ACSM survey, here’s what you can expect to trend up and down in the world of fitness.
You think you know how strong you are, or at least you know how much you can lift – but are you even stronger than you imagine? The reality is you have strength reserves that you don’t routinely tap into.
Being even mildly dehydrated forces your body to work harder to sustain exercise, particularly endurance exercise – but what about strength training? Does being dehydrated affect how much weight you’re capable of lifting?
If you’re like most people, you enjoy listening to music when you weight train. Is music simply a form of entertainment when you’re training or can it actually make you stronger? Find out what research shows.
When is your favorite time of day to strength train? Just as importantly, does when you train likely to impact your performance? Find out what a new study shows and when the optimal time of day to do different types of workouts is.
How many times have you heard how important it is to warm up? It’s true. Warming up gets you physically and mentally prepared for the workout to come and helps lower your risk of injury. For strength training, the warm-up consists of two different components. Find out why each is important.
You can manipulate a variety of variables to build strength. One of these variables is rep speed. Recently, a new study compared slow rep speeds with explosive reps with regard to building strength. Which was better? Find out.