The craze of outdoor fitness classes – commonly called boot camps – has survived long enough now to not be considered just another passing trend. It’s a good thing, actually. It’s an opportunity for people to get some fresh air, surprise themselves with their own abilities, enjoy a little friendly competition and be held accountable […]
Archive for month: September, 2015
For many people with fitness goals, sticking to a consistent routine gets difficult. Sometimes it’s an illness or an injury that sets you back, or maybe you just get off track because you can’t be bothered this week. There are two ways to combat this, and they both involve changing your perspective.
I often hear from folks asking about tight hamstrings. But the anatomy of the hamstring means that a short muscle can sometimes be mistaken for a “tight” muscle. Shortening of the muscle fibers can be caused by lack of movement or immobilization – this can be seen in people who have made a point to […]
If you’re like most people, you perform most of your abdominal work lying on the floor or a bench or an exercise ball. But there might be a more functional way to build a strong core.
For as much discussion and debate as the topic of exercise technique gets – and how important it is in the big scheme of fitness, form and function – the answer is surprisingly simple. Let’s look at the mechanics.