The whole weight machines vs free weights debate is one that has been raging pretty much for as long as I can remember, and it seems to have quite a number of people divided. This is particularly so among the diehard gym junkies, many of whom tend to have very rigid beliefs about which of . . .
In health and fitness, any discussion about what constitutes dedication and what constitutes obsession is always going to result in a lot of debate. That’s because there isn’t necessarily any clear line between the two. People’s opinions about what’s dedication and what’s just over the top are very wide and varied. At the end of . . .
It’s a sad reality that excuses for skipping a workout are always in plentiful supply. That’s because life itself is unpredictable. It rarely goes as planned and each day brings new surprises. As a result, there’s never a shortage of obstacles that can lead to reasons for your planned daily workout to be in jeopardy. . . .
Let’s face it, no one likes to believe or admit that they’re an extremist, but the fact is that extremism in health and fitness is pervasive, particularly when it comes to diet. And the real problem is just how easily it spreads to the unwary. Too many people have bought into the belief that unless . . .
As I’m sure you’ll agree, there’s nothing quite as frustrating as when you do all the right things – work out, eat the right foods, live the healthy lifestyle, but somehow, for some reason, you still can’t lose weight. Very few of us who have ever been on a weight loss journey haven’t experienced this . . .
OK, so what exactly does “You Got Guru’d” mean? Well, if you’ve been guru’d it basically means that you’ve unwittingly been misled by a piece of misinformation, myth, biased and groundless opinion, unfounded dogma, or straight-out lie, created and/or spread by some health and fitness guru. “Guru”, in this sense, doesn’t carry the usual definition . . .
We’ve often heard people throwing around the statement that “age is nothing but a number”, but 77 year old grandmother, Ernestine Shepherd, actually lives her life by this motto. In March 2010, at the age of 73, she was awarded the title of World’s Oldest Performing Female Bodybuilder by the Guinness Book of Records. Ernestine . . .
The good old fashioned plank is a very well-known and commonly used exercise in many people’s ab routine. And as far as isometric exercises go, it’s not a bad little technique. The main problem however is that, although they’re not necessarily usually done incorrectly, they’re certainly rarely done as well as they could be. That’s . . .
Reaching Alpha status in the gym is no mean feat, and quite frankly, it’s not for everyone. You need to have “the right stuff”. And if you don’t have the right stuff, you need to get it, if you ever want to earn the position of Alpha Fitness Chick. So what exactly does it mean . . .
Sometimes even the best-laid and best-intentioned plans can quickly unravel. And we all know that a very familiar example of this is the struggle to stick to your workout program. Be honest . . . how many times have you found yourself coming up with some excuse to skip a workout? Maybe you’d had a . . .
The good ol’ treadmill is certainly one of the standards as far as gym cardio machines go, but even so treadmill cardio unfortunately rates right up there in the prize for most boring workouts ever invented. Sure, the treadmill has its advantages. It allows you to do your cardio indoors, in relative safety and comfort. . . .