Lately, “metabolic conditioning” is everywhere — from Instagram and YouTube to CrossFit boxes and barre studios. But like other fitness jargon, we have to ask, what the heck is it? Well, to be honest, a lot of trainers who push metabolic conditioning, or metcon workouts for short, don’t really know. Some think it’s high-intensity interval training. Others think it’s all about torching […]
Anyone who has ever picked up a dumbbell, hit play on a workout video, or laced up a pair of running shoes has faced-off with one sweat-inducing question: “Now what?” From figuring out the best training technique to nailing down a weeks-long program, people tend to question the new workout they’re about to jump, dive […]
If you equate stability balls with core work only, you’re selling them (and your fitness results) short. Adding stability ball exercises to your workout is a great, simple way to increase the difficulty of your favorite moves. Using just this tool, you can challenge both your upper and lower body in new, creative ways, explains trainer Tara Romeo, CSCS, […]
The average 19-year-old is just as sedentary as a 60-year-old adult. Let that sink in for a second. The findings, out of the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, reveal that physical activity levels among U.S. kids and teens are much lower than previously thought. And they’re a far cry from meeting current recommended activity guidelines. For instance, […]
Towel off from your workout, drink a protein shake. For exercisers trying to build lean, metabolism-revving muscle, it’s a no brainer. But new research published in the June issue of Medicine & Science in Sport & Exercise suggests that your post-workout smoothie might not be quite as muscle-boosting as billed. For the study, researchers at […]
Right when you finally got that whole “don’t stretch until the end of your workout” thing down, a growing number of fitness classes and trainers are telling people to get their stretch on mid-workout. Read the article at The Daily Burn.
What’s the one thing that runners, cyclists and desk-bound office workers have in common? Tight hips.
If you aren’t giving these areas some extra TLC, chances are they are majorly weak.