Lifting Weights And Not Seeing Results? 4 Problems And 4 Solutions


If you have been hitting the gym with dedication and lifting heavy weights, but you are still not seeing muscle growth, then there are a few things to consider. You need to determine what the issue is instead of continuing to lift for months without results. Here are 4 problems that might be holding your back and the solutions. Bad Form Lifting weights doesn't mean that you just lumber over to the bar and lift it in any manner possible.

9 November 2016

General Fitness Classes That Are Typically Included With Your Gym Membership


If you join a YMCA, YWCA or other fitness gym that offers fitness classes, you can typically expect several classes to be included with the price of your gym membership. If you want to get the most out of your membership to any gym, make sure that a wide variety of classes are included under your monthly dues. Here is a sampling of classes that should be included, and often are.

22 August 2016

Answers to Three Basic Questions About Using a Personal Trainer


Getting in physical shape can be important for improving both your overall health and your energy levels. However, it is an unfortunate fact that some individuals may feel intimidated by this process, which can cause them to delay starting to exercise. For those that are wanting to start working out but are not confident about their ability, it may be beneficial to work with an experienced personal fitness trainer. Learning the following few personal training questions and answers will give you a better understanding about whether these services are right for you.

25 July 2016

How To Get Protein If You'Re A Vegetarian Bodybuilder Who Hates Eggs


Chicken, eggs whites, and oats. Those could be considered the three staples of a bodybuilders diet. They are all a great source of protein and they are also healthy. The chicken is lean, as opposed to beef, the egg whites don't have the fat or cholesterol from the yolk, and oats are full of heart healthy fiber as well as a decent amount of protein. But how is a vegetarian who hates eggs supposed to get their protein.

12 July 2016

A Beginner Mom's Guide To Preventing Injury When Lifting Heavy Weights


Lifting weight has been a male-dominated field in sports for a long time, but that's beginning to change. More and more women are starting to see the benefits of weight training, and you might be ready to hop on the fitness train and start lifting heavy. However, lifting heavy weights can lead to injury if you are not careful. Here is what every new mom beginning a weight program needs to know to prevent painful setbacks.

28 June 2016

How To Find Motivation To Exercise When You Are Tired All The Time


You probably know that regular exercise is key to your overall health, but when you get up early in the morning, work a full day, and arrive home exhausted, the last thing you likely want to do is change into your workout clothes and get moving. While the couch seems much more attractive, it's important to overcome your fatigue and summon up the motivation to exercise. Keeping active can not only improve your physical health, but can also be beneficial for your emotional well-being as a way to lessen stress and even depression.

28 June 2016

Losing Fat And Building Muscle At The Gym After A Knee Replacement


If you're someone who has had a knee replacement and is looking to lose weight and put on muscle, then you understand the limitations of what you can do. Running, deadlifts, squats, and lots of other exercises are not a great idea. These exercises put your knees through a lot of stress. This doesn't mean that you have to simply focus on diet and skip the exercise. There are plenty of exercises you can do that will build muscle and help you lose fat.

24 June 2016

Three Reasons To Take A Pre-Workout


Breaking through a bench, squat, or any plateau can be extremely difficult. When you hit a plateau it is time to change things up a little bit, and one thing that you can add is a pre-workout supplement. There are many different benefits that come from taking a pre-workout, and this article is going to hit on three different benefits that come from taking a pre-workout. These different benefits are simple yet very powerful that help weight lifters, body builders, and athletes build muscle, add strength and increase stamina.

17 June 2016

Lose Weight While Maintaining Muscle: It Is Tough But Possible


Losing weight is a goal for many Americans. In fact, the top two New Year's resolutions involved fitness. Staying healthy and looking good is a process and a lifestyle change for many people. One of the toughest things to do in fitness is to lose the unwanted fat, but maintain all the hard-earned muscle. In order to lose the unwanted fat while maintaining muscle, it takes a great deal of discipline and consistency.

14 June 2016

Your Stem Cells And Your Health


Aging brings many challenges to your body. You may have enjoyed excellent health throughout your life without having to do much to maintain it, but the path is not so easy as you grow older. You lose muscle mass and your cellular structure changes. A healthy lifestyle becomes even more important to your health and longevity when you pass middle age.   Exercise You naturally lose muscle mass as you age.

10 June 2016