Written on - Nov. 18, 2016
3 Steps to Recover from an Ankle Sprain by Robin Gerber MS, ATC and Michael Volkmar, MS, CSCS, PES, CPT
One of the most common ‘weekend warrior’ injuries seen by medical doctors is the ankle sprain. Most frequently the ankle is injured during running or jumping activities in which the foot rolls or twists after stepping on an uneven surface. These injuries happen because of a plantar flexion (ankle /...
Written on - Nov. 17, 2016
Top 5 Lower Body Mobility Exercises
by Mike Volkmar, MS, CSCS, PES, CPT
These mobility exercises are best done as a warm up to your lower body workouts. They will prime the body for better performance by jump starting the correct muscles. These exercise will also keep you injury free and allow you to train longer and harder.
Without further ado...
By elevating the back foot, you get a hybrid...
Written on - Nov. 23, 2015
Sign Up for Your First Obstacle Race!
by Mike Volkmar, MS, CSCS, PES and Matt Carroll, USAW LVL 1, AFAA CPT
The rise in popularity of obstacle races is undeniable. The obstacle course race (OCR) community is growing every day with a plethora of different types of races becoming available. There are races for those in the best shape of their lives and there are also races designed to get people...
Written on - Dec. 08, 2014
Holidays Winter Workout
by Hugo Rivera, BSCE, CFT, SPN
Last week, I gave you 10 tips for gaining muscle during the holidays
. The 10th tip was to try out my special Holidays Winter Workout Routine which I've outlined below.
While I am not advocating to continue going to the gym everyday like the most hardcore of us will do, I am advocating to continue lifting weights at least 3 times...
Written on - Nov. 24, 2014
10 Tips for Gaining Muscle without Fat during the Holidays by Hugo Rivera, BSCE, CFT, SPN
The holidays are here. They are a time of joy and happiness. It is, however, during this time that most people tend to forget about their workouts and diets. If you think you might veer away from your health goals during the holidays, let me remind you that the only road it will lead...
Written on - Jun. 19, 2014
Now that summer has arrived, it’s the perfect time to begin a new workout plan or to boost the workouts that you’ve already been doing. Fitness professional, kettlebell expert and author Roger Hall has these tips to make your workouts fun and more effective.
Take it outside and keep your workouts fun and interesting. Keeping your workouts engaging is the key to staying dedicated to fitness. Take advantage of the...
Written on - Jan. 07, 2014
Kettlebells are a surprisingly simple and incredibly effective tool for a full-body workout. Unlike traditional dumbbells, the true power of the kettlebell lies in its unique shape.
Body Sculpting with Kettlebells for Men
gives readers a comprehensive guide to using this unique fitness tool, complete with workouts for all fitness levels.
Because the kettlebell’s center of mass is extended beyond the hand, more muscle groups are utilized in the swinging...
Written on - Dec. 05, 2013
WATCH this video to learn how to get a quick and effective 7-minute calf workout in the privacy of your home with the help of Hugo Rivera, author of The Body Sculpting Bible for Men
and The Body Sculpting Bible for Women
is an ISSA Certified Personal Trainer, engineer and international best selling fitness author with over 20 years...
Written on - Nov. 06, 2013
Homemade Protein Bars
Power up for your workouts with these homemade protein bars from the authors of the popular The Body Sculpting Bible for Men.
2 cups dry old-fashioned oats
4 scoops whey protein powder
1/2 cup all-natural peanut butter
Approximately 6 tablespoons water
Mix all the ingredients in a large mixing bowl. It's easiest to do this by hand. The dough should be fairly stiff. Form it into bars on...
Written on - Nov. 04, 2013