Metabolic Health Versus Weight

by Natalie Digate Muth, MD, MPH, RDN, FAAP Despite more than a decade of intensive efforts to reverse the adult and childhood obesity crises, obesity remains widespread. Generally, the first treatment recommendation is to lose weight, but losing large amounts of weight and keeping it off is difficult, and possibly not even the best reflection[…]

How to Build Your Own Workout Routines – Advice from a Two-time Olympian

After almost a decade as a full time, elite athlete, it’s safe to say that I have built up a pretty good bank of knowledge when it comes to training. Whether it be aerobic conditioning, circuits, sprint or strength training, a career as an international hockey player has, at one point or another, covered it[…]

How To Increase Your Testosterone Levels In 2018 – Up To Date Science On The Best Way To Naturally Boost Your T-Levels

You probably know that testosterone is important for men. After all, it’s responsible for things like sex drive, sperm count, fat distribution, red blood cell count, and muscle strength. When you have low levels of testosterone, there are significant negative side effects, including: Diminished sex drive Muscle loss Increased breast size Erectile dysfunction or impotence[…]

If You’re An Athlete, You Need To Take These Supplements

Supplements can allow you to see significant gains as an athlete. But which ones should you take? We break down everything you need to know. How was Muhammad Ali able to float like a butterfly and sting like a bee? How did Jordan take off from the free throw line? Have you seen that one[…]

Targeting the Core from Different Angles

Essentially, any exercise that uses the anterior and/or posterior muscles to stabilize the spine—and is performed in a coordinated fashion—works the core. It’s important to include some kind of core moves in all classes, particularly those in which core training might not be emphasized. Try the following exercises in one of your next classes; the moves are appropriate[…]

How to Calculate Your Anaerobic Threshold

KAELYN RILEY · JANUARY/FEBRUARY 2017 With a few simple steps, you can determine the optimal level of intensity for your workouts.  Many gym-goers naturally gravitate toward moderate-intensity cardio sessions, assuming they’re working hard enough to see results. But you’re probably not getting the most out of your workout if you’re not monitoring your heart rate and considering your[…]

Do You Need a Rest Day?

Written by Emily Schromm   Want to hit your goals? The key to results is in proper recovery. When you’re motivated to hit a goal, it can be easy to go to extremes. Let’s be honest: you’re either all in, or all out. That’s how many of us operate, especially when we’re in the zone, on[…]

6 Exercises That Burn Calories In Overdrive (And Are Not Burpees)

If your health, fitness, or body composition goals involve fat-burning or losing weight, after working on your nutrition, you’re going to want to focus on fitness routines tailored to those goals. In most cases this means regular workouts that involve exercises that burn calories and build muscle. Most people immediately associate cardio with calorie-burning, and[…]

You Asked: Should I Use a Foam Roller?

Markham Heid Feb 01, 2017 After spending decades on the fitness fringes, foam rolling has arrived at center stage. Whole classes are now devoted to the practice of slowly rolling different parts of the body over a tube; it’s thought to improve athletic performance and flexibility, reduce workout-related soreness, slash recovery time and knock out[…]

How to Get Out of a Workout Rut

December 30, 2016 by LETA SHY Don’t panic at the thought of getting back into a workout routine if you’ve been slacking off for a while. Start anew with these trainer tips for getting back into a healthy routine. It’s common sense: The thing about living healthfully is that a lot of it is just common sense, says celebrity[…]