Category Archives: Workout Routine

Accessories For Runners

Accessories For Runners

Which Are Most Important to Your Workout?

While you don’t have to have all of the bells and whistles that more seasoned runners might rely on before hitting the trail, it's still wise to invest in your exercise routine. Quality running equipment and accessories can make a noticeable difference in how much you enjoy your routine, and whether or not you stick to it over the long haul. Here, we have listed a few accessories for runners that we think should be high on your list.

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Gain Weight With Strength Training

Gain Weight With Strength Training

Using Strength Training to Add a Few Healthy Pounds

Do you need to gain weight but you're not quite sure how to do it in a healthy way? One of the best and healthiest ways to put on some weight is by building muscle and here are some great strength training exercises that will help you build muscle and put on those additional pounds without endangering your health.

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Fun Workout Ideas

Fun Workout Ideas

5 Tips For a More Enjoyable Workout

Working out has numerous health benefits, including that it lowers the risk of several different diseases while improving muscle and lung function. But for most people, the term fun workout is an oxymoron. Here are some ways to help you achieve that fun workout and keep your routine more enjoyable so that you stick with it.

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Rowing Machine Exercise

Rowing Machine Exercise

7 Benefits of Using a Rowing Machine

Even if you’ve never even been in a canoe or a kayak, you can get a phenomenal workout from a rowing machine. Rowing machine exercise does a great job of toning the upper body and improving your cardiovascular health. We've put together a list just a few of the many benefits of utilizing a rowing machine as part of your workout regimen?

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Exercise and Longevity

Exercise and Longevity

Can Exercise Really Add Years to Your Life?

Regardless of your current fitness level or workout regimen, adding some exercise to your weekly routine can prolong your life and improve your health. As with any health-motivated plan, your level of commitment can dictate the results. However, even something as simple as parking in a far spot at the grocery store to get more steps in can boost your longevity.

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Cardio Workouts Without Equipment

Cardio Workouts Without Equipment

Five Exercises You Can Do

Whether you can’t make it to the gym or bad weather has you indoors, there are still a lot of good cardio workouts that you can do. Some of the best cardio workouts include these exercises, as they are all excellent ways to increase your heart rate and burn calories. The best part is that none of them require any expensive equipment. In fact, with the exception of a jump rope, they don’t require any equipment at all. Here are 5 cardio workouts you can do without expensive equipment.

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WINNER: Bounce into Summer

WINNER: Bounce into Summer

WE HAVE A WINNER!

In a random drawing from all registered entries, the winner of our "Jump Into Summer" Giveaway has been selected. Wendi Demmerle just took home the JumpSport Custom Chrome 350 Pro Fitness Trampoline, with a retail value of $499. She will also receive a free training session with a JumpSport Certified Master Trainer, valued at $150. Congratulations to Wendi!

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Treadmill vs Elliptical

Treadmill vs Elliptical

What's the Best Choice for You?

Treadmills and ellipticals are both great forms of cardiovascular exercise. Studies have found that one hour on the elliptical can burn close to the same number of calories as one hour on the treadmill. While these machines operate differently, they still both offer an excellent cardio workout. You’ll find that there are different pros and cons for each, so one may well be a better fit for your specific goals than the other. Here are a few things to consider.

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CrossFit Exercise

CrossFit Exercise

What Is CrossFit and Is It Safe?

CrossFit is an innovative strength and conditioning workout that utilizes your own bodyweight to build all-over muscle and strength. CrossFit exercise does not use high-intensity cardio workouts or require a long time spent at the gym. Depending on how you choose to practice CrossFit, you could work out at home with only your own bodyweight or use a variety of weights and tools to maximize your workout. If you have questions, we may have your answer.

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Isometric Exercise

Isometric Exercise

Is Isometric Exercise Effective?

Isometric exercise has been around since the 19th century. NASA has researched the use of isometrics in preventing muscle atrophy experienced by astronauts as a result of living in a zero gravity environment. These are exercises that can be done without any additional equipment, in very little space, just about anywhere you happen to be. They can help tone your muscles and gain strength without needing to participate in long, high-impact workouts, and they can be utilized as part of other workouts.

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