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Gluteus Maximus: The Exercises, Stretches & Injuries to Avoid for Your Glutes!

The muscles of the legs, including the gluteus maximus, span across three joints: those of the hips, knees and ankles. The large muscles of the legs have the primary role of supporting the hips and core— including the pelvis region and muscles of the lower back, some of the most susceptible to aches and pains. Strong glutes also allow for … Read More

Iliotibial Band Syndrome: the Cause of Your Knee Pain?

Why should you read an article about iliotibial band syndrome? Well, if you’re a runner, the chances of you having iliotibial band syndrome at some point is quite high since it’s the second most common running injury. (1) If you’re not a runner but regularly engage in physical activity that involves repetitive knee motion, then you’re also at risk. What if you … Read More


Walking to Lose Weight: How to Make It Work!

According to recent survey results, it’s estimated that around 80 percent of Americans (and those living in the U.K. too) between the ages of 25 and 64 don’t work out enough each week to meet the recommended levels of government-specified daily physical activity. (1) While fitness is definitely on the rise and more people are doing some form of exercise … Read More


The Benefits of a Trampoline Workout and Rebounding

Many people first fall in love with trampolines as children, but did you know that a trampoline workout can benefit adults just as much as they bring joy to the little ones? It’s true. In addition to being fun, a trampoline workout, also known as rebounding, has many great health benefits — particularly for your lymphatic system. For instance, did … Read More


Eating Too Little & Exercising Too Much? Risks of Female Athlete Triad

  Does this situation sound familiar to you? A young woman loves to work out, practice a competitive sport and takes pride in taking care of her body. In order to maintain her lean body, she eats only enough calories to feel relatively full. As she feels herself getting even fitter, she keeps increasing her training time and exercise intensity, all while reducing … Read More


Why Isometric Exercises Belong in Your Exercise Routine

Imagine if you could do effective exercises in only 10 seconds, anywhere, anytime … without any equipment. This is absolutely possible with isometric exercises, which are perfect for anyone who wants to tone muscles and gain strength in a way that doesn’t require impact or full range of motion. In other words, perhaps you’re recovering from an injury or are … Read More

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9 Running Tips for Beginners

One of the major draws for people who take up running to keep in shape is how little is needed. There’s no fancy equipment or expensive memberships to worry about — just lace up your sneakers, throw open the front door and hit the road. But while the runner’s high is fantastic, you might start to notice some not-so-great side … Read More


The Afterburn Effect: How to Burn More Fat After You Exercise

In simplest terms, the “afterburn effect” is essentially the calories you continue to burn after exercising. While many people primarily pay attention to the amount of calories they burn while running, cycling, swimming or lifting weights, there’s a whole other important component to calorie-burning that you might be overlooking. That’s because our bodies actually use up extra energy (calories) after … Read More


CrossFit Workouts: Benefits, Risks & How to Do Your Own

CrossFit is a high-intensity, constantly varied, functional movement exercise program that has seen a huge growth in popularity around the world since it first started in the early 2000s. What originally began as an exercise program to help train military forces, police and firemen is now taking the fitness world by storm. CrossFit workouts promise to keep members in the top … Read More

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How Long Should You Rest Between Workouts?

 [Below is my transcript of my video about learning how long to rest between exercises, along with supplemental information on the topic.] Today, I want to talk about how long you should rest between workouts and how rest can actually improve your physical performance, as this is a common question I’ve gotten. I’ve worked with Olympic-level athletes and swimmers and triathletes … Read More

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5 Best Foods for Athletes & Performance

[Below is my transcript of my video about the best foods for athletic performance, along with supplemental information on the topic.] What I want to share with you today are the best foods for athletes and athletic performance — essentially, helping you learn how to eat like an athlete and get into the best shape of your life. Also, these fat-burning foods will … Read More