FITNESS ARTICLES


Do you like to enjoy a cold one after a long day or during celebrations with friends? But maybe you feel guilty because you don’t want to ruin all your hard work at the gym? If so, you’re not alone. A lot of people like to drink alcohol, especially during the weekend, so does that mean you have to choose between accomplishing your fitness goals or drinking? Absolutely not! Don’t worry, you can still drink alcohol and stay fit! In this blog post, we will discuss how alcohol can affect your muscles including the role of sleep in recovery and...

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When most people think of strength training, they think of lifting weights in a gym. However, there is another option: calisthenics. Calisthenics is a form of strength training that uses just your bodyweight to build muscle. It has many benefits over traditional weightlifting and can be done anywhere at any time (weather permitting). In this blog post, we will discuss the basics of calisthenics and how to get started!   Calisthenics vs. Weights Calisthenics is a form of strength training that uses just your bodyweight to build muscle. Calisthenics workouts are usually done without equipment or with minimal equipment like...

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Whether you're training for the Combat Readiness Fitness Test, or you just want to get in better shape this year, high intensity interval training (HIIT) may be the perfect workout for you. HIIT is a type of cardio that involves alternating short bursts of high-intensity exercise with brief periods of rest or low-intensity activity. HIIT has been shown to be more effective than traditional aerobic exercise when it comes to burning fat and calories, and it can be done in as little as 10 minutes per day! In this article, we'll discuss what HIIT is, how often you should do...

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If you're looking to build a bigger chest, there's really only one exercise that should be at the top your list: the barbell bench press. Often used as the mark of raw strength and power, this classic chest-building exercise is ideal for increasing muscle size, strength, and endurance. And while it might not be on the Army Combat Fitness Test, it will certainly help you improve your physical performance levels to be able pass it. In this blog post, we'll cover the muscles that are worked with this move, how to bench press, and some of the best tips for...

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Did you know there is a big difference between mobility vs flexibility? If not, you’re far from alone! Mobility is one of the most undervalued aspects of fitness. In fact, it’s usually confused with flexibility because the two are relative to that niche of fitness. However, mobility and flexibility are not the same thing. There are a ton of benefits to focusing on your mobility. Most notably, if you’re training for the Army Combat Fitness Test, high levels of mobility translate into better overall performance. In this blog post, we will discuss what mobility is, why it’s important, and how you...

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