Happy New Year! Now that the holidays are over, it’s back to fitness. It’s a new year and this is the year for winning. So instead of reading through an overly-optimistic article on how you can seize the day and excel (commonplace this time of year), let’s examine perhaps where you might have gone wrong and some common mistakes that may be halting your progress. And of course, what you can do to once again repave the road once traveled. Continue reading
As another year comes to a close, and you count the number of cheat meals coinciding with the upcoming holidays, it’s quite often realistic to look ahead to the next year. Okay, maybe you didn’t achieve your physique goals this past year, but you probably still made progress. Was it full-on beast mode? No. But that bench went up. The material around your sleeves is a little snugger. You are in fact in some way better than you were the previous year. Even though these aches and pains do not seem to be going away. And so, this is somewhat of a win. Continue reading
Exercises for Parkinson’s Disease is the complete guide to achieving better health, providing everything from tips on how to structure your day to take full advantage of higher energy periods, to tailor-made workout programs designed to boost mobility and balance.
Author William Smith, MS, wrote Exercises for Parkinson’s Disease to work as an integrated part of any Parkinson’s disease treatment plan, optimizing mobility, increasing strength and minimizing pain, while providing lifestyle tips to keep you motivated and moving forward. Check out his take on using exercise to benchmark one’s progress. Continue reading
Fitness fans who travel for business discovered this phenomenon a while ago; it’s fun to check out new gyms and exercise facilities when you’re on the road. Somewhat complacent with the same layout and gym “culture” of the workout centers they frequent at home, these athletic enthusiasts have discovered seeing how other gyms operate is refreshing, and can even kick-start a workout routine that’s gotten, well… a little bit too routine.
Travel industry experts have pegged rock climbing – be it for bouldering or rope climbing – as an emerging travel trend, especially now that the sport has received publicity for its official inclusion at the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo. Climbers are planning trips to visit specific walls and boulders, and others are also taking advantage of the proliferation of climbing gyms that are popping up everywhere – and some are actually planning trips just to visit new facilities. Continue reading
Developed by best-selling fitness author and strength and conditioning expert Mike Volkmar, Strong Legs contains everything you need to know to fine-tune your regimen for the ultimate in lower body fitness. Below, check out Mike’s thoughts on two effective methods to train your lower body.
Last time, I talked about how rotations can be used to switch up your exercise routine and provide a more effective training for your lower body. The second method would be performing your favorite Barbell and Dumbbell exercises in a circuit fashion while the third method would be to DIY/experiment with working backwards and changing a traditional exercise order. See how I recreate Barbell Squat in the following examples via both of these methods. Continue reading
Fitness author and strength and conditioning expert Mike Volkmar believes gymnastic rings should be added as part of one’s workout routine. His new book Gymnastic Rings Workout Handbook contains everything one needs to know about exercising with gym rings to increase strength, improve mobility and build muscle including over 100 workouts. Below, check out Mike’s thoughts on how gym rings can improve your workouts. Continue reading
Strong Legs is the ultimate guide for anyone seeking to revolutionize their training. Designed to work for both experienced and novice exercisers, it provides an in-depth guide to lower body workouts and provides exercise regimens that will give you the strength you’ve always desired.
Developed by best-selling fitness author and strength and conditioning expert Mike Volkmar, this book contains everything you need to know to fine-tune your regimen for the ultimate in lower body fitness. Below, check out Mike’s thoughts on a great method to train your lower body. Continue reading
The Dumbbell Workout Handbook: Strength & Power is an all-new collection of dumbbell workouts to create a complete fitness program focused on using dumbbells to pack on muscle, build power and burn fat while improving total body conditioning.
Developed by best-selling fitness author and strength and conditioning expert Mike Volkmar, this collection contains workout circuits perfect for every fitness level, from beginner to advanced. Below, check out Mike’s thoughts on building Full Body Strength with only dumbbells. Continue reading
Time-tested principles for succeeding in life through the understanding and development of character, virtues represent the moral excellence of a person. From discipline to prudence, fortitude to faith, the warrior virtues presented in these pages are guaranteed to transform your life to one of meaning and purpose. Our new book, The Warrior’s Book of Virtues, uses the battle-tested principles of the United States Marine Corps to help everyone live their best life in easy and practical ways including the best ways to tackle your money and get more financially fit. Continue reading