S-T-R-E-T-C-H. . .

Feels good, right? Feels even better if you hold it a bit longer. Ever wonder how long you should hold a stretch? Golgi Tendon Organ Within the tissues of your muscles fiber is a sensory organ known as the Golgi Tendon Organ (GTO). Its job is to communicate information from your muscles to your brain.…

Squats Are Bad For Your Knees…

Actually, it’s 100% the opposite. A properly executed squat will strengthen the stabilizer muscles around your knee joints, and protect you from injury–in addition to improving your ability to take those bleachers two at a time. Well, maybe not two at a time, but even so. The trick to easing the demand on your knees…

Water It Down

Proper Hydration Before, During and After Exercise Water. It’s everywhere. It makes up 90% of our blood, over 50% of the rest of our body–and nearly 75% of the world itself, for that matter–so it stands to reason we need a lot of it. Just how much do you need to consume to maintain proper…

The Right Time to Eat to Meet Your Workout Goals

Which is better, to eat before your workout routine or after? It depends on your exercise goals. If your goal is to build muscle, you’ll want to fuel up before you work out. If your aim is weight loss, you’ll want to eat afterward. You’ll tap into your fat stores faster if you work out…

Fast & Lose!

Let’s talk about intermittent fasting. There are several formulas, and my absolute favorite is picking an 8 hour window in which you consume all foods for the day. For example, my personal window is noon to 8. This means the only real meal I miss is breakfast (so I don’t feel deprived) Stopping any and…

Burn, Baby, Burn

Hi Everybuddy! A new day equates to a new chance to learn training trivia that might mean the difference between winning that game of  Pursuit of Personal Best–or kicking the board over. (or does that only happen in Monopoly?) Metaphors aside, it’s important to stay informed, so without further ado, let’s get our game on!…

A Trinity of Exercise Tips

Healthy folk like us probably already know these following 3 tips for boosting energy, but reviewing them might rev up that “get up ‘n go” mentality even so. Use energy—to have energy: Exercise gives your cells more energy to burn and circulates oxygen. It also causes your body to release epinephrine and norepinephrine, stress hormones…