By Alex Soto on 12/16/2022
When you sit down, do you notice that you tend to slump forward? Do you have trouble maintaining a straight posture when you stand? If this is the case, it is possible that you have poor posture.
To put it another way, poor posture is when you are hunched over or leaning forward from a vertical position. If you think of a plumb line that is dropped from the ceiling to the floor, it should run through your ear, shoulder, and hip bone, and just in front of your outer ankle if you are standing straight and upright. If you are not standing straight and upright, the plumb line will not run through any of these points.
If you have the correct sitting posture, the plumb line will pass across your ear, shoulder, and hip as it goes from side to side.
By Alex Soto on 10/17/2022
There is a huge amount of discussion about the benefits and disadvantages of consuming salt for our health and debate about how much salt is good for us. Most people know that a high intake of salt can be harmful, but the benefits of consuming salt are often less well-known. If you exercise regularly, nutrition is key for optimum performance and recovery.
By Rob Carlson on 10/02/2022
You've heard of never skipping leg day, but what about never skipping post-workout leg stretches?
Stretching is an essential part of any workout. After a tough leg session, stretching could help you avoid injury, and even help prevent the dreaded DOMS (Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness) we're all familiar with. Most stretches require little or no equipment, so you can stretch anywhere.
End your workout on a solid note with these 7 essential post-workout leg stretches.
By Robert Carlson on 09/23/2022
With good reason, the leg press has proven to be one of the most-loved and most-used pieces of gym equipment in recent years. The machine is highly effective at building leg muscles, as well as increasing tonification. For those reasons and more, there's a lot of value in making it part of your all-around fitness program.
By Alex Soto on 09/17/2022
If you spend all day sitting down at work, you’re not alone. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, workers spend around 43.2 percent of their workdays in chairs, equating to between three and four hours per day.
Unfortunately, sitting for too long is bad for you. Research says that it can damage metabolic health, put you at higher risk of chronic disease, and lead to posture issues.
The good news is this: you can still exercise while sitting at work to keep your body guessing.
By Alex Soto on 09/06/2022
Static training involves training at a consistent intensity throughout the duration of the exercise. Think jogging.
Interval training, on the other hand, varies the intensity between high and low.