Is Strength Training The Most Wonderful Thing For Joint Health?
Do you dread walking up a flight of stairs because they cause tremendous pain in your joints? Do you lift heavy objects and instantly regret it because you know you may feel the pain for days? Is bending your body a task for you? If yes, then you might want to take your joint health […]
Which One Builds Muscle Faster Free Weights Or Machines?
The machines versus free weights debate has been the hottest yet unresolved discourses in the fitness industry. This debate has lingered for so long dividing the industry into purest who believe in free weight training and those who have embraced mechanical advancements in weight training tools. Let’s be honest. We too as amateurs have been […]
Getting back to exercise after a long-ish break?
Breaks from training are inevitable for most of us. A few hard days in life or a work trip or vacation will also keep us away from training for a week or two. What one needs following such breaks is simply a gradual ramp up back to previous levels of intensity and volume. But what about longer breaks? What about after a hiatus that lasted a few months as a result of injury or sickness or plain laziness? Here is how you get back to training…
Old, Wise and Stiff? – Why Mobility is Important for Senior Citizens
As we grow older, our quality of lives are directly affected by how fit we are. It dictates everything from what activities we can do to how quickly we can go from point A to B to how easily we can change the shape of our bodies to do various tasks. That last point is what mobility […]
The Basics of Stretching: What? Why? For Who? When?
What does stretching do Stretching increases the length of a muscle when you hold a stretched pose. Stretching regularly over the long term increases the length of a muscle even when it’s not stretched (resting length). Greater the resting length of a muscle, the more it can move across its intended range of motion. The […]
Mobility vs. Flexibility – What’s The Difference?
Before we get to that, let’s first take a quick look at what we learned of the musculoskeletal system in school. Recap of the musculoskeletal system The structure of the human body come from our bones, they are what give us form to our body. Attached to the skeletal system we have ligaments, tendons, muscles […]
Why A Good Warm Up Can Make Or Break Your Training Day
But if I warm up I’ll lose energy for my work out!! Warming up is boring. Can I just skip to the part where I lift heavy things? But I don’t have time to warm up! How many times have you echoed these words? Do you want to know how many times us coaches […]