FITNESS ARTICLES


YES, I know deadlifts are important and that I should be doing them at least once a week, but I don’t know how! Sound familiar? The importance of deadlifts is jammed into every fitness website and magazine out there. What’s the common message: You need to be doing them. If deadlifts seem too intimidating or confusing for you, you’re probably sick of hearing about them. Maybe no one has described the benefits of deadlifts for you, or maybe you’ve just never found a practical how-to guide that was easy to understand. What’s more, if you’re considering joining the armed forces,...

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Do you feel like you’re struggling to be productive? Whether in your work or your studies, are you finding excuses to do anything other than what you need to do? You’re not alone. For all the talk of hustle and grind, it can feel downright impossible to be as productive as we’d like to be, especially when it’s something we don’t feel like doing. Luckily, there are two proven ways to maximize your productivity, ensuring you get more done in less time. Let’s take a closer look at the importance of productivity, and how to be more productive in your...

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Take a look around you next time you’re in a public place. What do you see? People looking down at their phones, their necks strained downward, and they look like they have a hunch back. That’s exactly what you look like when you do it. Bad posture, especially as it relates to work and technology has become a big problem across the world. And if you let poor posture go on long enough, you can permanently alter your movement patterns, potentially requiring surgery. Let’s take a look at bad posture, the side effects of bad posture, and how to fix...

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Did you know that the Army has updated its physical fitness tests? Long gone are the days of just doing some push-ups, pull-ups, and a jog during the Army Physical Fitness Test. Oh, the running part is still there, but it’s dead last in a series of six other exercises including deadlifts and the standing power throw. That means in order to pass the new Army Combat Fitness Test, you need to be a damn efficient runner. Let’s take a look at the benefits of running as well as some of the best running tips for beginners including running technique,...

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Plyometric training, also referred to as jump training, focuses on movements that force the muscle to stretch and quickly contract, producing a powerful and forceful movement in one direction. Plyo exercises are usually based on your bodyweight such as jump squats and explosive push-ups. The focus of plyometrics is to increase force production, power output, and muscular strength. As a result, you will see improvements in other areas of your physical fitness and performance including speed and agility.   Plyometric Training Benefits Since plyometric training is often incorporated into training for athletes, many people assume that these workouts are only...

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