Running is a great exercise enjoyed by all age levels and abilities that carries many benefits: keeps the heart healthy, reduces stress, burns calories and more. Unfortunately, runners and injuries go together like kids and dirt, and you rarely have one without the other. What can you do to protect yourself from injuries?
William Smith, MS, author of Exercises for Perfect Posture, has provided his top tips for better overall general posture.
1. Morning Wake-up
Breathe deeply into your belly five times, expanding your chest, ribs, belly and lower back. Stretch your arms and legs in all directions, elongating all the tissues at the neck, shoulders and hips. Squeeze your shoulder blades five times for 3 seconds each. Continue reading
Terri Schneider, author of The Triathlon Training Handbook, provides these 10 tips for those doing triathlons.
1. Swim each session in organized, coached workouts.
Add the most value to your time in the pool by working with a coach on your stroke each time you hit the water. A group swim session will motivate you to get the most out of your swim time. And its fun! Continue reading
As tantalizing as all those fancy elliptical, stair climbing, rowing, and stationary biking machines are, the treadmill remains the best piece of exercise equipment in terms of efficiency. The treadmill, compared to other forms of indoor exercise equipment (stationary bike, rowing machine, etc.), is the most efficient form of aerobic exercise for burning calories. That is, at the same level of perceived exertion, you burn more calories per minute on a treadmill than on any other type of indoor exercise equipment.
Here are 5 tips to help you make the most from your treadmill workouts: Continue reading
Want the best results from your workouts? Follow these powerful suggestions from legendary fitness trainer Hollis Liebman, author of Complete Physique.
Have a plan. If you go into a store not knowing what you came for, you may leave with more than your budget allows. You want to increase your bench press. You want to decrease the circumference of your waist. These are definitive goals—and are keys to being programmed for success. Continue reading
Tabata lets individuals push their body to their physical limits—getting the results they want while avoiding stress-based injuries and unwanted setbacks. Requiring little to no equipment, Tabata is as affordable as it is effective. The Tabata Workout Handbook lets anyone tailor the intensity of the workouts to their starting ability. And since each movement only takes 4 minutes to complete, Tabata is perfect for any schedule!
The Tabata Workout Handbook compiles a collection of more than 100 Tabata workouts optimized for effective weight loss, increased cardiovascular health, and improved athletic ability. Utilizing principles of High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT), Tabata is the most efficient way to exercise in the world, requiring less time than any other method of fitness and is now widely acknowledged to be the single most advantageous form of exercise for any number of fitness goals. Continue reading
Exercises for Perfect Posture is the complete guide to achieving healthy posture, providing everything from fitness programs and exercises designed to realign the spine and strengthen shoulders, neck and back as well as guidance on how to redesign one’s work space to be more ergonomic.
Good posture is foundational to good health. Poor posture can lead to shoulder discomfort, neck pain, and even chronic conditions such as carpel tunnel syndrome if left uncorrected. Yet the modern lifestyle and the modern workplace together make it very difficult to maintain healthy, natural posture throughout the day. Humans were not meant to spend all their time sitting down, and the “disease of inactivity” has reached near-epidemic proportions. Continue reading
The holidays are a time when a lot of us show our love through food. From grandma’s loaded mashed potatoes, to dad’s delicious desserts, these comfort foods evoke nostalgic feelings. Unfortunately, many of these traditional holiday favorites are packed with processed ingredients no one can pronounce and can do more harm than good.
Complete Physique is the all-in-one 12-week guide to obtaining and maintaining the body you always wanted, from transformation specialist and author, Hollis Lance Liebman.
Complete Physique redefines the body sculpting process, providing the answers you need to get the best body possible while maintaining gains. Progressive workouts create safe, effective and innovative ways to energize your workout and improve your gains. Continue reading
From legendary Navy SEAL Stewart Smith comes Warrior Workouts, a collection of the most challenging fitness routines ever developed. Drawn from the same essential training and workout plans used for military special forces, police, firefighters and other tactical professionals to keep them fit and in optimal physical condition, Warrior Workouts is designed to get you into the best shape of your life.
Including over 100 workouts from calisthenics to cardio, Warrior Workouts combines a wide range of exercise information and instructional tips turning everyday workouts into warrior workouts. Continue reading