Fitness for Life

Fitness for Life Fitness has become lately one of the most popular methods of physical training, having now all the rights to claim the status of mass sport. The word comes from English and it crossed over all linguistic barriers, being translated as ‘physical shape’, ‘physical state’, ‘general physical training’, ‘health state’, etc. Deriving from women body building, which was losing its popularity, fitness has recently become an official sport. As a performance sport, fitness requires specific native qualities, like any other competitional sport. The most important qualities are: a balanced bone structure, ectomorf or mesomorf somatic type, skills, speed. For those less familiarized with contests in this sport, we mention that in women competition there are three events: evening …

Buying Your Home Exercise Equipment

Buying Your Home Exercise Equipment Home exercise equipment allows you to work out in the privacy of your own home on your schedule whenever you choose. For many people, this is the key to fitting exercise into their daily routine. Many gyms don’t operate on everyone’s schedule and some might find it difficult to get to the gym in their busy day. Having a piece of equipment waiting at home is a good way to make sure that you get a good workout in every single day. Some home exercise equipment can be used as a backup exercise method for those days when you just can’t get out to do your workout. If you are a jogger and it is …

How A Golf Fitness Book Can Transform Your Game

How A Golf Fitness Book Can Transform Your Game There are so many “so-called” golf fitness books on the market; but when you open them up you see dozens of pictures of golf models sitting on exercise machines in the gym. This is NOT a golf fitness book, this is a book pertaining to “general” fitness, but with the title revised to catch the golfers eye. In my mind, this is a little deceptive and can frustrate the consumer. When I was doing research for my golf fitness book (manual) I was extremely disappointed. Having been a certified fitness professional for over 20 years and specifically working with golfers the last 10 years I was expecting some good body’s of …

Treating Muscle Spasms And Muscle Knots

Treating Muscle Spasms And Muscle Knots It is widely believed in sports medicine circles that massage is a good muscle relaxer after intense exercise. Using massage to end pain from sports injuries or overuse including muscle spasms, cramps, sprains and strains helps to speed healing and relax the muscles. A spasm is an unexpected, violent and involuntary contraction of a muscle or group of muscles accompanied by a sudden burst of pain which is generally harmless but may interfere with function. It produces involuntary movement and distortion but ceases after a few minutes. A spasm may occur due to a disease, strain, or injury to the muscle or nearby tissues. It could also be an impairment of circulation or disturbance …

The Rise And Fall Of The Muscle Car Era

The Rise And Fall Of The Muscle Car Era Power, speed and performance – those are the three major traits of a muscle car. When first produced, muscle cars were just pretty darn amazing because they combined the efficiency of a lightweight, mid-sized body with the performance of a high-power V8 engine and special design features that further increased the cars’ acceleration capabilities. Because muscle cars topped all other vehicles in terms of power, speed and performance, they were ideal for racing. Muscle cars were produced from the mid-1960s into the early 1970s, but the production of such beasts fell drastically due to a number of factors. First was the controversy over whether it was wise and responsible to make …

Sports Fishing: Popular Fishing Destinations

Sports Fishing: Popular Fishing Destinations If sport fishing is what you desire, then you will want to know about the popular sport fishing destinations in order for you to know where to go whenever you plan on going on a fishing holiday. First of all, sport fishing is a great hobby among western people. It is very relaxing and you will also find it very challenging. Just imagine spending a quiet time in the middle of the ocean waiting to land that big catch. It can truly be a great experience for almost everyone and the best thing about sport fishing is that everyone can do it. In fact, you can even take your family and friends on a holiday …

Home Exercise Workout Equipment

Home Exercise Workout Equipment Life is busy. Between jobs, housework, family, and errands, the days fly by. Add into that the task of spending time going to the gym, and it just doesn’t seem possible for a lot of us. Home exercise equipment and exercise videos are often a great alternative to spending time and money at a gym. If you are planning to start a home exercise routine, you may be wondering what type of exercise equipment you will need to get an effective workout. Often, you will find that you can get the best deals on home exercise equipment online. First you will need to determine what is your current level of fitness and what goals you wish …

Enhanced Fat Loss with Interval Training

Enhanced Fat Loss with Interval Training In this article I want to compare traditional long, slow cardio with interval training for fat loss. From a fat loss standpoint, the more calories you burn, the better. Let’s see how good long, slow cardio and interval training are at burning calories. Long, slow cardio burns more calories during training, but interval training burns more calories overall (during and after training), because it makes you burn calories between training sessions since your body must recover from the intense bout. It’s “hard” on your body. Winner: interval training. Long, slow cardio won’t help you gain muscle mass. On the other hand, interval training makes you gain muscle mass, because to sprint or bike like …

The Gym – And Why There Are Better Ways Of Keeping Fit

The Gym – And Why There Are Better Ways Of Keeping Fit The rise of the gym and health club has been unstoppable in recent years. There’s now a multi-million pound industry focused around state of the art gyms & health clubs across the globe. And yet, we have never been as unfit or unhealthy as we are today. Whilst gyms have done a huge amount to encourage people to get fitter and are now more accessible than ever, I am convinced that they can sometimes do more harm than good in the battle to “keep fit”. Before you dismiss this idea, read on and see what you think about the following drawbacks of gyms… I have seen so many …

How to keep the New Year’s Resolution to exercise

How to keep the New Year’s Resolution to exercise New Year’s Resolutions motivate many to make commitments to exercise. Fitness centers will be flooded with great intentions during the first week of January. Sadly, within a few short weeks after New Year’s Day, fitness center visits begin to decline. Want an easy way to stay off the fitness commitment dropout rolls? Here’s a simple tip that could double your workouts this year. Fitness Strategy for the Long-Haul The key to long-term fitness training is to be aware that motivation levels come and go. The one day that you decide to miss could be the last workout for a year. Long-term training is not a physical issue, it is a mental …

5 Tips To Easy At Home Workouts

5 Tips To Easy At Home Workouts You have purchased all the home workout equipment necessary to accomplish your desired workout goals. But wait, you now actually have to use them on a regular basis. Buying home workout equipment is the easy part. Using it is the number one challenge, and also where a majority of home workout enthusiasts miss the boat. To make it easier for you to succeed with your home workouts, I have listed my top 5 tips to easy at home workouts that produce results. 1. Goal Setting – Home workouts don’t need to be difficult as long as you plan ahead. Make sure you specifically write down what you want to accomplish. Make the goals …

A Muscle Building Tip That May Work Wonders

A Muscle Building Tip That May Work Wonders Maybe you want to build up your muscles for your health, or maybe you just want to look good – there’s nothing wrong with that. Whatever your reason, there’s a right way and a wrong way to go about it. The truth is, any kind of mass building program is beneficial to your heart as well as to your muscles. But if you’re trying to build up your muscles, there are particular muscle building workouts that are designed specifically to help you. In order to increase the size of muscle, the muscle must be stimulated. One way of providing the stimulation your muscles need is to exercise so your muscles will grow …

Six Pack Abs: the Big Picture

Six Pack Abs: the Big Picture The point of this article is to help you grasp the big picture of getting six pack abs. In short, to get six pack abs, you need to get leaner and develop your abs’ musculature. This is done through training and nutrition. The topic of nutrition is covered extensively elsewhere on the net: I won’t delve in it. Training-wise, to build six pack abs, you must combine cardio exercise, weightlifting, and abdominal exercises. All three are important, and to really get results you must do all three. Cardio makes you leaner, which is necessary if you want your abs to show. Weightlifting makes you leaner, too, by increasing your resting metabolic rate and the …

Cardio Exercise

Cardio Exercise Everyone has wondered at some point in time which cardio exercise is better. To put it in simple terms, both low and high intensity exercises will help you to burn off body fat. The question here is which is the most effective to burn off more body fat. When scientists first discovered that during intensive exercises, your body burns glycogen, which is a form of stored carbohydrates that are stored in your liver and muscles for energy. During low intensity exercises, your body will burn a lot of fat. If your wondering whether or not it works, the answer is no because there are so many obese people still around. Even though they are working out with low …

Elliptical Trainers and Burning Calories

Elliptical Trainers and Burning Calories One of the most frequently asked questions is do the use of elliptical trainers help me burn calories compared to other cardio machines? With our busy schedules it is completely understandable that you want to get the most results for the time you spend working out. As you may know how many calories burned during a workout will vary depending upon your weight. A 150 pound woman may only burn 387 calories while a 180 pound man may burn 500 calories on the same machine for the same length of time. Many elliptical trainer companies say you can burn around 800 calories per hour of elliptical training workout. The following factors dictate how many calories …

Is Weight Lifting Equipment Expensive

Is Weight Lifting Equipment Expensive Basically, weight lifting equipment is not expensive. In fact, you can start your weight lifting program at home by just buying a set of barbells or dumbbells for as low at $25 to $50. If you are keen in online shopping, you can even have barbells and a weight lifting bench for only $50. It is indeed possible for anybody to engage in weight lifting exercise and develop a great looking body without hurting their pockets. But of course, the weight lifting equipment that you can found in gyms and workout training centers are not as affordable as the one that you can see in homes. This is because those that are in gyms are …