Category Archives: Fitness

Whether you’re looking to lose weight, gain muscle or just get fit, our fitness articles cover the latest trends, workouts and exercises, running, yoga and even injury rehab.

3 Triceps Workouts: The Secret to Awesome Arms and Super Strength

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Triceps are the ultimate hybrid muscle. Not only are they responsible for arms that look both strong and sexy, they also contribute mightily to some big lifts like the bench press and shoulder press. The triceps are equal “show and go” muscles. Anatomy of the Triceps The main role of the triceps brachii is to […]

20 Exercises to Do at Your Desk — Get Fit at Work?!

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If you are sitting down and reading this article right now, you should stop! Okay, well don’t stop reading, but you might want to stand up to finish it. I will make sure to give you some exercises to do at your desk later, and you’re going to want to. Why? Well, if you are […]

Plank Exercise Variations to Activate Your Core

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Tapping into the power of plank exercise variations is one of the best ways to strengthen your core and work towards more defined abs. While the plank might be a relatively simple exercise to describe — it’s basically a static push-up — this doesn’t mean that holding planks (or “planking”) is easy to execute. And it doesn’t […]

Kundalini Yoga Benefits and Poses for Mind and Body

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Yoga Journal describes Kundalini yoga as “An uplifting blend of spiritual and physical practices”, incorporating movement, dynamic breathing techniques, meditation and the chanting of mantras. What is Kundalini yoga good for? The purpose of the practice is to help support both the mind and body, specifically by targeting the nervous system. According to Kundalini teachers and practitioners, a regular practice, even […]

Benefits of Mindfulness Meditation + How to Get Started

Apps that provide guided meditations have quickly become some of the most downloaded apps in the world. According to the Wall Street Journal, the meditation industry, largely focused on mindfulness meditation, is worth more than $1.2 billion annually, spent on studio classes, workshops, books, online courses and apps. Considering that mindfulness meditation has been linked to dozens of health […]

TOTAL BODY TRAINING: HOW MUSCLE GROWTH WORKS

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Change doesn’t happen overnight, and training is no exception. Besides the proper training stimulus, your muscles and other body parts require time to adapt. You won’t start to feel stronger or notice any physical changes right away. This blog post provides you with an introduction to muscle building and what you have to keep in […]

How Yoga Changes Your Brain (It’s a Good Thing!)

Did you ever wonder how yoga changes your brain? As it turns out, that post-session happiness you feel isn’t just in your head. Using brain scans, scientists can now prove that yoga actually changes your brain chemistry. And that’s a good thing. Just like practicing tai chi moves, using yoga as a form of exercise and meditation can help […]

HIIT Workouts: Major Health Benefits Plus Sample Workout Plans

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High-intensity interval training , also called HIIT workouts, have become known in the fitness and medical world as one of the most effective means of improving cardiovascular health, respiratory endurance, as well as metabolic function. Research shows that HIIT workouts helps burn fat in a short period of time and improve the physical performance of athletes […]

TRX Workouts: Best TRX Exercises for Beginners, Including Older Adults

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The verdict is in. TRX workouts are for everybody, and that includes Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. RBG, as she’s affectionately known, receives lots of attention for her long-term commitment to a sensible workout routine, one that includes TRX suspension training. Other TRX devotees include R&B icon Mary J. Blige, Olympic skier Lindsey Vonn and NFL […]