FITNESS ARTICLES


EventsmotivationRunning

Have you ever wanted to run a marathon? Or feeling unmotivated and in need of a challenge? In September Heroes and Horses are running a 3-day virtual marathon to help raise money and support for the incredible work they do for our veterans.  "...it is struggle that gives our lives value and purpose. Not only that, but there is also something about SHARED struggle that brings people together, even under the most trying circumstances. Sometimes we need a reminder of how strong we are, and how capable we are of overcoming external challenges. "-Heroes and Horses At HTK we 100% agree...

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MobilityTraining

The push-up is an excellent bodyweight strength builder. However, you may get to a point (or already be there) where the regular push-up just isn’t as challenging as it once was.  When that happens what can you do? To ramp up this exercise and keep challenging yourself we have 5 simple changes that you can make that will help you make the regular ole push-up a heck of a lot harder! Alright, let’s dive right in. #1. Change your hand placement The simplest way to make your push-ups harder is by changing the position of your hands. By switching up your...

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Mindset

How does waking up and jumping right into bone-chilling cold water sound? It sounds kind of miserable, right? Well, as it turns out quite a lot of guys are starting their day with a very cold shower (or even a cold plunge into a lake). Are these guys crazy? They could be, but it’s more likely they’re taking advantage of cold water therapy. Coldwater therapy is simply spending time in cold water. There are actually quite a lot of powerful health benefits that come with cold water therapy, some of which might just motivate you enough to take the plunge! Three...

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ConditioningMobilitySwimmingTraining

If your workout involves swimming but you don’t have access to a pool, you may be left scratching your head wondering just how the heck to make it work. In this article, we will talk about how the rowing machine is a great alternative to your swim workouts, and give you 2 workouts to add to your routine. Benefits of rowing workouts A rowing machine is a low-impact alternative to swimming. During a rowing workout all the major muscle groups used in swimming will definitely get fired up. These workouts are also a great way to train the following attributes:...

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If you’re running toward the sound of gunfire then you’ll undoubtedly want to be wearing some type of protective armor. However, it’s also entirely possible that you’re just looking for a way to add a little extra resistance to your workout…. Either way, the plate carrier is a great option for both scenarios. WHAT IS A PLATE CARRIER? Like a suit of armor used to protect knights of old, plate carriers protect modern-day warriors. A plate carrier is a piece of protective tactical gear commonly used in the military and law enforcement. The carrier holds ballistic plates, which are rated...

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