FITNESS ARTICLES


Mindsetmotivation

“We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit” —Aristotle High performing humans often mention having a well-polished morning routine. This routine looks different for everyone, but the theme here is that high performing humans start their day with some sort of productive routine. The problem isn't not knowing this, the real issue is knowing where to start and how to make one that works for you! There is no, 'one perfect' routine and it should be suited to you and what works for your lifestyle. It doesn't matter if your 'morning' begins at...

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Mobility

Professional, frequent massages are a great way to keep your body limber and injury-free. Unfortunately, massages can also be quite expensive and time-consuming. What if you could still reap the benefits of getting a massage without the expensive cost and time commitment? Yes, this sounds too good to be true, but in this case, it’s not - enter, the lowly lacrosse ball. A lacrosse ball is a super hard ball similar size to the tennis ball, that’s absolutely perfect for working out stiff areas of muscle. The best part is that you can use it anywhere, anytime you want without...

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Nutrition

Everyone needs a healthy immune system but, in light of the current COVID-19 crisis, a lot of people are suddenly aware that their immune systems are even more critical. A strong immune system could help reduce your risk of contracting this virulent disease and could help you fight it off faster if you become infected. We all know the best way to optimize your immune system is through diet and lifestyle. Eating lots of fruits and vegetables, getting enough sleep, exercise, and keeping a lid on stress are all important to keep your system strong. However, these aren’t always areas we can...

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Training

Second only to push-ups, dips are one of the best upper body pushing exercises you can do. They work your pecs, triceps, and deltoids, and because you have to support your entire body weight on your arms, they provide a greater challenge than push-ups. The obvious downside to dips is that you can’t just drop to the deck and start pumping them out. You need some equipment, i.e., parallel bars. Most gyms have parallel bars, but how can you do dips at home? Here are a few ways to do dips without going to the gym plus a few alternative exercises that...

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BodyweightConditioningCoreMobilityTraining

Part 2 of our gym alternatives. A little more complex than the last two sessions the following are designed to help you create your own full-body workout. Of course, they use completely no equipment but don't let that fool you into thinking you are getting off lightly here.  3.) Try P.A.U.L bodyweight circuits. Bodyweight circuits are a great way to develop cardiovascular fitness and muscular endurance, all at the same time. The P.A.U.L system is an easy way to design your own bodyweight circuit and be sure you are hitting all body parts.P.A.U.L stands for;PlyometricAbsUpper BodyLower body TO PERFORM:Begin your workout...

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