Certainly you don’t want to look like a body builder, male or female. Many women …
The squat is one of the body’s most fundamental movement patterns. In fact, it’s quite possibly the most important exercise you can do.
After all, you squat whenever you sit down and stand up. Getting into a car requires both a squat and a twist. Read on for even more benefits of squats you may not have known about – and how to do them correctly.
Strength Training 101
Each time you strength train a muscle, you’re causing micro-tears in the muscle fibers. But that’s a good thing, because when these tissues repair themselves, they rebuild stronger than before. Do this steadily and progressively, increasing the overall intensity from week to week, and your body will respond with new increases in strength and lean muscle mass. Do too much too soon, and you’ll wind up with an injury in the form of a muscle or tendon tear or strain. But if you never deviate from what you always do, you’ll never see any improvement (and you’ll be wasting your precious time as well.)
The 5 Basic Principles of Fitness
Learn how the principles of Overload, F.I.T.T., Specificity, Rest & Recovery, and Use it Or Lose It can help you achieve your fitness goals
Five Ways to build your motivation muscles
With all that daily modern life throws at us, and all the temptations to do …
Three Key Reasons to Always Warm Up
You’re committed to a workout program, even though you have to squeeze exercise into a …
The Body’s Response to Stress – Understanding the General Adaptation Syndrome
The body has a very specific response pattern to the stressors placed upon it. Read more to learn how to manage this response to achieve fitness gains.