3 Types of Deadlifts | The What, Why + How of Conventional, Romanian + Sumo – Fitness Article

3 Types of Deadlifts | The What, Why + How of Conventional, Romanian + Sumo May 21, 2019 Deadlifts are absolutely awesome. They work pretty much your entire body, from your legs and back being the prime movers, to your core being the stabiliser – and even the brain! My clients say there are so many cues to remember for the deadlift, considering it’s essentially just picking up a weight from the floor. Not all types of deadlifts work for…

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How To Use Plyometrics To Become An Explosive Beast – Calisthenics Fitness Article

How To Use Plyometrics To Become An Explosive Beast You wake up in the morning totally rested and refreshed. You feel ready for your morning workout. You do all the necessary stuff to get prepared and now you are about to hit some plyometric push ups. You get down and you start. Your hands feel like explosive springs. You push with power and you explode off the ground, while in the air you swiftly move your hands and in a…

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Master the Move: Deadlifts | UA Record – Fitness Article

Master the Move: Deadlifts | UA Record If you’re into picking things up and putting them down, you need to know how to deadlift. Of all the fundamental strength-training movements, deadlifts are a lower-body pulling move that provides the most bang-for-your-buck when it comes to getting strong and building muscle. Unfortunately, many gym goers avoid deadlifts because they seem intimidating — heck, the word “dead” is in the name. But with this how-to guide, you’ll learn to deadlift with pristine…

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My Top 5 Most Popular Videos of 2017 – Calisthenics Fitness Article

My Top 5 Most Popular Videos of 2017 This year has been an incredibly busy year for FitnessFAQs. After beginning the year with three full-day workshops across Australia, we worked tirelessly to bring you the Limitless Legs training program – released in August.The FitnessFAQs.tv website was re-launched on new VPS hosting, a brand new design and now features over 20 original blog posts. Full customer testimonials and access to our collection of training products are now easily accessible.We’ve continued to release high…

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How To Warm Up For Strength Training In Collaboration With The Sports Edit – Fitness Article

How To Warm Up For Strength Training In Collaboration With The Sports Edit May 24, 2019 “If you have no time to warm up, then you have no time to train”. Think you just need to do a few reps with an empty bar before strength training? Warming up fully will help get your muscles loose, active, and warm, which will in turn improve circulation and muscle function. It’ll activate your Central Nervous System so you can give your very…

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Slosh Pipe Basics and Benefits – Workout Fitness Article

Slosh Pipe Basics and Benefits by Vincent Metzo, MA, LMT, CSCS Strengthening the trunk muscles and the body’s core has become a prevalent subject over the last 20 years. When we look at the use of unstable surfaces (physioballs a.k.a. Swedish balls, balance disks/platforms, Bosu balls, etc.) and the use of unstable objects to lift (slosh pipes, slosh balls, weights suspended from bars, etc.) the topics of upper and lower extremity strengthening, and that of stabilizing muscles at the shoulder…

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Is The Step-Up Really The Best Lower Body Exercise? – Fitness Article

Is The Step-Up Really The Best Lower Body Exercise? July 10, 2019 All of my clients do step-ups – whether it’s bodyweight onto a smaller step, with dumbbells onto a box, or even a barbell onto a high box – and almost all of them dislike the exercise. Vehemently. So why would I have them doing an exercise they dislike so much? Is it because I love doing step-ups, so feel I should spread the love? Actually, I hate them…

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MEMBER SPOTLIGHT: Eric Hart – State of Fitness – Fitness Article

Name Eric Hart aka Rusty Shackleford Hometown East Lansing Age 28 Occupation IT Manager What are your interests, hobbies, and talents outside of SOF? I’m an exceptionally mediocre disc golfer What is one of your favorite books/series? His Dark Materials (excited for the HBO series!!) What was your favorite concert ever attended? Breaking Benjamin (acoustic) Who’s in your main posse outside of SOF? Engineers and political nerds What days/times are you normally at SOF? M-R Tell us about your…

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4 exercises you think are helping your running but aren’t – Running Fitness Article

Not all training is created equal. Let me rephrase that…While some types of runs, workouts, routines and exercises can be very effective, they may not help you become a better runner or help you improve for your next race. This is why selecting the correct exercises and types of runs is so critical to your success. In this article, we’re going to look at the science behind this concept and help you understand how to select the most effective exercises…

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Effectiveness and Efficacy of Suspension Training – Workout Fitness Article

by Vincent Metzo, MA, LMT, CSCS In this blog post we’ll examine the effectiveness and efficacy of suspension training. Efficacy is defined as the ability to produce a desired or intended result, for example “there is little information on the efficacy of this treatment.” Conversely, Effectiveness is defined as being successful in producing a desired or intended result, “effective solutions to environmental problems” for example. However, when it comes to science and research the two words have more specific meanings. Efficacy…

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6 Things That Happen When You Start Strength Training – Fitness Article

I work with a lot of high-achieving women who don’t always love being a beginner at something. Us perfectionists? We like to get things right away! We’re quick to want to look at the end goal, and we definitely don’t like to appear incompetent. But I’m here today to remind you that there’s so much beauty in the process of mastering a new skill. There’s also a big difference between incompetence and learning! Being a beginner is nothing to be…

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Adding Strength Training into Your Cardio Routine – Fitness Article

If you’re seeking to gain greater muscle definition, visible strength, or want to better address muscle imbalances, there’s no need to add expensive equipment to your strength training workouts. Incorporating a few dumbbells and resistance bands isn’t a big investment in time or space and you can even tuck some into an ottoman or under a bookshelf if you don’t have a lot of space to store equipment. As a continuation of our circuit-style strength training article, here are a…

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Improve Your Balance With These Moves – Women’s Running – Running Fitness Article

“> This challenge is all about balance exercises. The task is to walk from one end of a narrow surface to the other without looking down, walk backward to the starting point, then finally walk to the middle of your imaginary “balance beam,” squat down as low as you can, and rise back up to standing. After you’ve mastered this, do it all again with your eyes closed. Muscles worked: Balance work strengthens your hip stabilizer muscles, including your glutes…

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What have I been doing lately? – Fitness Article

Hi everybody, how are you? Have you missed me? Some of you may have wondered what I’ve been doing lately because I have not blogged as often as I used to. As many of you already know, my father suffers from Alzheimer’s and it has worsened in recent months. From the caregiver’s point of view, it is mentally draining. Everything is routine and repetition, day after day. So I started to feel like I needed to get away from other…

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How To Set Smart Strength Training Goals – VIDA Fitness – Fitness Article

How To Set Smart Strength Training Goals – VIDA Fitness By Mekita Rivas, VIDA editor/member  Lisa Lipscomb It’s a new year, and you’ve got goals! Strength training goals, to be exact. But what does that actually mean? As with many fitness-related goals, it depends on the person. Some may wish to build upon the foundation they already have, while others may be starting off with a totally fresh plate. No matter where you are in your fitness journey, strength training…

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Make Your Next Gym Workout Fun with these 55 Exercises – Running Fitness Article

Make Your Next Gym Workout Fun with these 55 Exercises Editor’s Note: This post is written by Indriyas Wahyuni and has been edited for length and clarity. The opinions expressed in this article are the author’s own and do not necessarily reflect the views of Minneapolis Running. Featured Event Exercising at the gym is one of those activities that can easily become monotonous and quite boring over long periods of time. This repetitiveness can lead one to stop exercising altogether…

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30 Day Health Boost – Rondeau Health and Wellness – Workout Fitness Article

30 Day Health Boost – Rondeau Health and Wellness Hello out there! I cannot believe that we are officially in the holiday season, with Thanksgiving just a few days away now. I am coming to you today with some HUGE news , and if you ask me, it’s coming at just the perfect time! Because with the holiday season comes stress about food, nutrition confusion, lack of motivation (or time!) on the fitness front, and a general “funk” when it…

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