A Woman’s Guide to Weightlifting

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A Woman’s Guide to Weightlifting

While some weightlifting advice is universal, other advice is not, especially when it comes to training women and men. Physiology, anatomy and hormones, for example, can vary between women and men, and this can impact on how training should be programmed for women.
Historically, workouts created for women have tended to focus on using lighter weights at a higher repetition range....

All too often, we look to supplements or oral medications to solve our nutritional or hormonal deficiencies, but this approach is not always effective. Fortunately, even hormonal issues such as low testosterone can often be resolved by building some new, healthier habits.
Why are Testosterone Levels Important? Men’s levels of te...

Self-esteem is all about how an individual measures self. It is all about appreciating oneself, irrespective of the flaws and faults present in the personality. Low self-esteem will not allow a person to gratefully acknowledge the weaknesses and strengths and move forward in life. Thus, it is essential to improve self-esteem and positive outlook towards life. There are many ways to improve self-esteem. However, ...

Every single person who goes to the gym wants bigger, more defined muscles but no matter what they do they fail to see the gains. Fitness consultant Akshay Chopra tells us five tips to make the most of our time in the gym:
To grow a muscle it has to be stimulated often either by working it out directly or indirectly. For e.g. a compound exercise like a barbell squat stimulates th...

When you're fighting COVID-19, you need to baby your body. That means getting plenty of R&R — and temporarily giving up exercise.
After all, your body needs time to recoup before you begin stressing it with exercise. That said, you also don't want to take too much time away from your workouts. Working out after COVID, when done the right way, can improve your recovery and hel...

You’ve decided to pursue a more active lifestyle. Great!
Everyone was once new to exercise and fitness. Weights, cardio, eating too little, or eating too much. It’s hard to know where to begin. Lucky for you, many of those before us have already made mistakes for us to learn from. Now, we are giving you a plan of attack to avoid most, if not all, of the most common pitfalls.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends adults should get at least 150 minutes of moderate exercise or 75 minutes of vigorous exercise and participate in strength training exercise at least 2 days a week.  This recommendation is just for general health benefits, but weight loss efforts may take more than this amount of exercise.
Unfortunately, most Am...

Every single person who goes to the gym wants bigger, more defined muscles but no matter what they do they fail to see the gains. Fitness consultant Akshay Chopra tells us five tips to make the most of our time in the gym:
To grow a muscle it has to be stimulated often either by working it out directly or indirectly. For e.g. a compound exercise like a barbell squat stimulates th...

You've heard the phrase "you can't out-exercise a bad diet," and this is the bottom line when it comes to maintaining a healthy body. Nutrition and exercise are both important parts of losing fat and gaining strength.
Nutritional habits will have a far greater impact on your body composition and physique goals than any other fitness component. When a combination of exer...

There are perks to morning and nighttime exercise. The best time to workout depends largely on you.
Finding time to exercise is really a challenge for many people. Exercise is important, but everyone also has lives with jobs, families, significant others, friends, household duties, errands and, you know, the need for rest and sleep. 
Where do...

It's the ultimate chicken-and-egg conundrum: Sleep can give you energy, repair your muscles, balance your hormones, fuel your workout, and get you through the day. Working out can help improve your sleep, boost your energy, enhance your mood, and bolster your metabolism. So if you only have 30 minutes to dedicate to sleep or exercise, which should you choose?
First, it's importan...

When it comes to fitness, there’s a great deal of value in making sure your goals and approach are tailored to what you need as an individual. But that doesn’t mean you have to go it alone. An online fitness community is a fantastic way to stay connected and motivated.
“Just because you might be doing a workout alone in your living room doesn’t mean you’re on your own,” says Open...

Over sixty percent of the population in the US as overweight or obese, and weight loss is a health goal for many people.  The concern with carrying extra fat is the increased risk for chronic diseases including type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease.  The solution many researchers and health professionals have for lowering risk and losing fat mass has been to focus on lowering energy intake and inc...

How to Choose the Best Gym for You

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How to Choose the Best Gym for You

Whether you're beginning your fitness journey or simply looking for a change of scenery, choosing a gym can be a complicated decision. If you live in a larger town or city, you may have multiple facilities to choose from, all offering similar equipment and training options. And with the rise of focused, single-activity facilities such as Flywheel or Pure Barre, the selection process is only getting harder. How d...

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