July 6, 2017

Periodization: Switch It Up To Build It Up

As the old saying goes, variety is the spice of life. Nobody likes to be stuck in a rut, going through the motions, traversing the same obstacles, and negotiating the same weary routines, month in month out. For optimal results, this mindset should transfer across into your training. If you made a list of your favorite meals, then ate them every single day, at the same time, with no variation whatsoever, you would soon be […]
June 15, 2017

Using a Ball to Increase Core Strength and Tone

While many will think these exercises are all focused on a stability or Swiss ball, you know, the one that is a strong rubber shell that’s inflated, and people sit on them, there are other types of balls used for exercise and developing core strength. Those include the classic medicine ball; it’s old school, but they are weighted balls in various sizes. The shape and weight force muscles to work differently than traditional weights. Also, […]
May 4, 2017

Which is better – Running on a Treadmill or Outside?

The answer to this question is not tilted in just one direction. It is dependent on a number of factors, so let’s look at the pros and cons of each for a variety of issues. Once you’ve done that, you can decide how you will focus most of your running energy. Energy Gained Outdoors. Many people feel that running outdoors leaves them feeling more energetic. This may be as much about psychology as physiology. Outdoors […]
November 24, 2016

Cardio: Running Injuries and How to Avoid Them

  There are very few bodybuilders or strength trainers who seriously enjoy doing cardio. It’s seen as a sideshow to the main event, lifting big lumps of iron. What’s even worse is suffering a debilitating, cardio-related injury that keeps you out of the weight room for a lengthy period. However much you hate cardio, it’s an essential part of your training regime, not just for cutting fat and maintaining weight, but for your overall fitness. […]