Focus on Flexibility: Static Stretching

We’ve talked before on the blog about foam rolling and the benefits of self-myofascial release: decreased muscle soreness post-workout and increased range of motion through exercises over time, just to name a couple. You can check out the full blog post here. But in addition, specific methods of flexibility training are vital to improving the health of our joints, overall elasticity of the muscles, and quality of movement, both in and out of the gym. While there are a number of different ways to stretch, we’re breaking down three modalities in the series: “Focus on Flexibility”. What is static stretching? Perhaps the most recognizable form of stretching, static stretching involves moving to

Is There a Best Form of Cardio?

It’s a question we’ve all pondered while making our workout selection; what is the best form of cardio? To be brutally honest, it’s tough to answer directly as it depends on how the word "best" is being used. Are you simply trying to burn as many calories as possible? Are you training for an event? Are you looking to increase your maximum heart rate? Or are you just trying to find the type of cardio that’s the least taxing on your body? Whatever your reasoning may be, it’s important to determine which type of response you want to get out of your training, while still remaining within the limits of your body’s abilities. Yes, that’s right, you have limits - whether you like it or not. I’m not

Bodyweight Exercises: Progressions and Regressions

We’ve talked about choosing your intensity before, and not shying away from the exercises or modifications that are labeled as “easy”. Last week, we went back to the basics and detailed the benefits of using your bodyweight! We have to take into consideration our own limitations, exercise history, and even preference before we choose an exercise. With that being said, let’s break down the four exercises show last week, as well as progressions and regressions of each. Check out the video at the end of the article to see each of these in action! The Squat Regression: Use a box or a chair to help control depth and increase confidence that you won’t lose your balance! The form stays the same, bu

Food and Cancer

I’d wager that the word “cancer” is among the most feared words in the English language, right up there with “shark,” “spider,” and “gluten.” In all seriousness, most of us do everything in our power to reduce our risk of cancer. Avoid tobacco, be smart about your exposure to sunlight, most of us know the basic steps to take. When it comes to food, however, it’s – as usual – more complicated. Hundreds of lists exist on the Internet proclaiming which foods prevent or even cure cancer, with an equal number listing supposed cancer-causing foods. If you spend more than a few minutes perusing these lists, you’ll notice there’s a lot of disagreement. A list of the most controversial foods would in

Don't Forget About Bodyweight Training

As much as we understand and recognize the health benefits of resistance training with free weights and weight machines, we shouldn’t forget about the simplest form of training: bodyweight. This form of training is for everyone, regardless of fitness level and ability. It takes us back to our exercise roots, where barbells and dumbbells were not always available and we had to rely on bodyweight movements to improve our flexibility and mobility, our body awareness and coordination, and our joint and muscle strength. The reality of bodyweight training is that it serves as your foundation for strength. No matter how advanced we are, our bodies will always default to its base level of strength.

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