Getting Prepared for Competitive Bodybuilding: Tips and Takeaways

Getting Prepared for Competitive Bodybuilding: Tips and Takeaways

I was never big into competitive female bodybuilding, despite an obsession with lifting weights and building muscle. Then I lost a little bet to my best friend Lauren involving the Olympics and had to sign up for the fall competition in our home city. She was already signed up but was desperate for someone to… Read more

Classroom bike generators bridge the gap between learning & exercise

Classroom bike generators bridge the gap between learning & exercise

By combining movement, education, and energy production, these pedal generators could be a great green classroom (or playroom) accessory. Adam Boesel, the creator of the Green Microgym, hasn’t been sitting back on his pedal-powered laurels, as he’s been continuing to work on his version of a reliable, affordable, and robust bicycle generator system that can… Read more

The Fitness Trend Men Should Try

The Fitness Trend Men Should Try

Trampolines are not just for children anymore. There is a large market for the world of fitness trampolines. A lot of people are enjoying the benefits of trampoline workouts these days, and there are plenty of good reasons to do so. This form of exercise can be better than running and provides significant health benefits.… Read more

Aqua Aerobics: Not Just For Beginners

Aqua Aerobics: Not Just For Beginners

If you think aqua aerobics isn’t for elite athletes, think again. Deep water running is just one form of aqua aerobics that not only provides a variation to any athlete’s routine, but is a highly effective strategy for maintaining both cardio performance levels and muscle strength while recovering from an injury. That’s right: Aqua aerobics… Read more

100 push-up variations will ensure you’ll never get bored with them

100 push-up variations will ensure you’ll never get bored with them

I’m a fan of bodyweight exercises, because they’re effective, accessible, and usually don’t cost a penny to get set up for. And while there may be more exciting choices for workout options at your local gym, you can’t beat the convenience of exercises that can be done with just your own bodyweight and a little… Read more

4 Easy 10-Minute Workouts for Busy Parents

4 Easy 10-Minute Workouts for Busy Parents

Many parents often put off exercising because they simply “don’t have time.” But the truth is, if you’re parent and you can’t make time to exercise now, you probably won’t be able to do it until all the kids are out of the house. Staying fit and exercising requires discipline and effort, but believe it… Read more

13 Reasons to do bodyweight exercises

13 Reasons to do bodyweight exercises

I’ll admit it; I am hooked on bodyweight exercises. I have been working out for 2 decades, rotating through dozens of different workout fads, but one aspect to my workout programs that have always been consistent are the use of bodyweight exercises. I never really thought about why bodyweight exercises were so important to me… Read more