Ever feel like your squats are bulking up legs rather than slimming than down? Well, it's not that uncommon. Your form is probably to blame. We chatted with Nikki Warren, co-founder of Kaia FIT, who set us straight.
Have you ever watched elite or professional athletes and wondered how they can move so quickly? The explanation is a type of exercise that makes the muscles much faster and more powerful when it comes to explosive movements. It trains the muscles to change more quickly when it comes from extending to contracting.
For several years, most of the running shoes on the market were going minimal. Shoe manufacturers removed material and put the foot as close to the ground as possible. Hoka One One did the opposite. After launching in 2009, they hit the market with an unusual name and even more unusual shoe. It went for the "maximalist" effect, creating almost a cartoonish amount of cushioning when compared to a traditional running shoe.
Despite an east wind that treated flying clay targets like Frisbees, the trapshooting stations were popping recently at the Proctor Gun Club. Three local high school trapshooting teams - Denfeld/Marshall, Duluth East and South Ridge - had turned out for their weekly league shooting session.
Death Valley National Park is known as the hottest, driest and lowest place in the country, a scorching desert that for half the year is fit only for European tourists with a perverse desire to experience hell on Earth.
Nike first introduced the Free concept in 2004, and it was one of the pioneers in the minimalist running movement. The initial idea spawned when a Nike designer watched the Stanford cross-country team doing barefoot sprints in the grass. The first shoes in the line focused on offering protection from the ground, but not much else. Of course, running sprints in the grass isn't the same as running a marathon, and the Nike Free was never really designed for long-distance training. That is until now.
Exercising less with the right intensity is key to losing fat, but so, too, is simply moving your body more on a regular basis. Walk. Take the stairs. Do a few pushups here and there. Do 10 bodyweight squats before you eat. Pick up your kids. Run to the mailbox. Do some lunge walks down the hall. Get up out of your chair every 15 minutes and stretch.
If you've been sticking to an exercise regimen and aren't seeing results, or simply want to know what your trainer would tell you, politeness thrown to the wayside, you've come to the right place. Below, you'll find 13 things - mistakes, pet peeves - that top trainers want their clients to stop doing.
In a new documentary about Irvine, Calif., resident Cindy Abbott, her husband confesses he can't figure out why his wife remains determined to become the first woman to both climb Mount Everest and complete the grueling, 1,000-mile Alaskan Iditarod sled dog race.
There are a lot of bogus myths when it comes to stretching. As an athlete, knowing the truth will definitely pay off for you. One of the biggest myths is that stretching is a warmup. It's not. Stretching, especially with a body that has not yet actually been warmed up, means the tissues are cold and not as elastic as they should be. The fibers of both muscle and white connective tissue will not easily slide past each other.