When you're serious about your training and your fitness goals, you're no stranger to tough workouts. You know that you have to put in the hard work to get the results you want.
But whether you’re training for a specific even... Read more
Weight training is a critical component to the success of an athlete.
By becoming stronger and increasing muscular endurance, an athlete is able to perform more efficiently and is better able to avoid injury. Furthermore, there are a numbe... Read more
Pain is a real, well, pain! How many times have you been gung-ho to start a new workout routine only to feel like you've been hit by a ton of bricks on day two? Something as simple as walking down the stairs can feel like torture. Most of us have... Read more
Your diet may be the missing link in your training plan. Here are some common nutrition mistakes that many athletes and exercise enthusiasts make that can negatively affect performance. (Don’t worry; we’ve got you covered with the solutio... Read more
Snow enthusiasts everywhere are counting down the days until they can hit the slopes. Both skiing and snowboarding are fun and exciting winter pursuits. But these demanding physical activities also pose high risks. Without proper training, you won... Read more
There is a product called True Lemon (and a True Lime too) which is simply dehydrated lemon, It comes in a box with single serve packets. It tastes great and is very convenient until you get used to the taste of plain water. I also just saw a cool... Read more
When I started 3 weeks ago I made drinking 8 cups of water a goal for Feb 1. I've already met that goal and most days exceed it! Today I'm on my 11th cup! No time to drink anything else and I don't miss diet soda at all!... Read more
Drink water until your back teeth are floating. Eat whatever you can while staying in your calorie range. Don't worry about working out until your doc clears you after you recoup from pneumonia.... Read more
EVE made a good point. You need to drink more water after you've been sweating up a storm during your workout; it's probably saying, "I'm thirsty," but your brain is an idiot when it comes to telling the difference between hunger and thirst someti... Read more
Keep the body cool & at proper temperature.Orally re-hydrate your body, it is an all natural isotonic beverage.Carry nutrients & oxygen to cells.Naturally replenish your body’s fluids after exercising.Raise your metabolism.Promote weight loss.Boost... Read more
Tip: Ever get caught in rain/snow/sleet? Take a few small plastic sandwich bags when you go on your walk, hike, sporting event...great prevention for anyone of any age who might be at risk for a wet phone/pedometer from wet pockets!! Easier than ric... Read more
Nutrition and sports professionals study every nutrient combination to look for just the right competitive edge. Post workout recovery was critical for Michael Phelps in his record setting Olympics performance, too. Well, this year's Olympics may jus... Read more
This past summer I fulfilled a long-time dream to become a certified running coach via the Road Runners Club of America organization. This was a two day in depth program in which the physiology of running was discussed, in addition to the students fo... Read more
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