If you haven't used a jump rope since elementary school, then you may be missing out on a super effective and fun training tool. Popular within CrossFit, boxing, wrestling, and other sports, jumping rope offers a huge range of benefits that even the everyday athlete can enjoy.
The standard plank exercise is an exceptional way to build core strength while supporting spinal health. But if you're looking for a way to jazz up your typical plank day routine, give the following three variations a try. These twists on a classic will target your abs, obliques, and core in new and super challenging ways.
The changing of the seasons equals new beginnings, pumpkin spice EVERYTHING, and perfect sweater weather. But, if you're bumming about disappearing sunlight and lower temperatures, keep the following list handy.
If you have knee pain or a history of knee problems, you should consult with your doctor, physical therapist, and/or trainer for guidance and professional treatment as indicated. In the meantime, here are a few specific exercises you can do to help stabilize your knee joint so that you can stand strong at the gym, at work, or anywhere in life.
By now, pretty much everyone has heard about how refined sugar and processed carbohydrates (think cheat meals: bread, bagels, pasta, crackers, alcohol, and candy) are bad for your health. But the sweet stuff may be seriously holding you back from your fitness gains, too!
Smoothies are a delicious and easy way to get an ample dose of vitamins, minerals, and nutrients into your body. They also offer healthy carbs and protein to fuel you up for all your summertime activities. So, whether you're headed home from the gym or headed out to the beach, drinking a smoothie is the perfect way to keep you cool and satisfied.
Lots of people are going dairy-free these days, and you don't have to be lactose intolerant to consider making the switch yourself. Why? Dairy can lead to problems like gut biome irritation (messing with the healthy bacteria naturally found in your digestive system), gas, congestion, and acne. Plus, consuming dairy tends to disrupt weight loss due to the way it spikes your insulin.
Exercise is for everyone--truly. Exercise doesn't discriminate based on age, sex, background, health history, or personal style.
Summertime is fast approaching, and it's the perfect time of year for light layers, light beer, and light fare. For a low-carb spin on everyone's Tuesday, night favorite try this perfect solution: "tacos" made with lean turkey meat and lettuce wraps!
Anyone looking to improve their health, fitness, and appearance--whether a seasoned gym-goer or a complete newbie--needs to focus on a few things when it comes to their workouts: working hard, working smart, and ensuring that their diet supports their goals. But even the most dialed-down nutrition plan and hardcore training program can become even more effective once the right supplements are added. With the insane amount of choices, though, it can be hard to figure out which ones are right for you. Read on to learn about some of the best beginner workout supplements around and why they really do make a difference.