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Octane Fitness and the Upper-Body Elliptical Advantage

September 27th, 2013

Octane Fitness and the Upper-Body Elliptical Advantage

This week, we invited Octane Fitness to contribute to our blog. Here Octane discusses the importance of handlebar technology for superior upper body fitness on their signature elliptical trainers.

Ice Water Baths Not Good for Strength or Soreness

September 27th, 2013

Ice Water Baths Not Good for Strength or Soreness

Athletes have been doing it for decades, but new research shows that dunking into a tub of ice-cold water after exercise is not beneficial—or effective. Not only does it waste time (and make your bo

Too Much Exercise?

August 16th, 2013

Too Much Exercise?

Recently, exercise scientists have been concerned that there might be an upper limit to the amount of exercise and exertion that is healthy, particularly for the human heart. Now new that…

Switch Up Your Running Surface

August 16th, 2013

Switch Up Your Running Surface

Runners generally train on the road, but experts warn that results will be far superior if you run on different surfaces. Runners World recommends that runners occasionally take routes that lead off-r

You’re Never Too Old to Get Fit

August 8th, 2013

You’re Never Too Old to Get Fit

Think you’re too old to start a worthwhile fitness regimen? Think again. Research shows that men and women aged 48 and up who make an effort to get fit can significantly reduce their risk of heart

Elliptical Trainers: Keep Up the Resistance

August 2nd, 2013

Elliptical Trainers: Keep Up the Resistance

What muscles aren’t worked by an elliptical trainer? Not many. The beauty of an elliptical is that it utilizes almost every significant muscle group, including (but not limited to) glutes, hamstring

Making it Easy to Get Back in the Saddle

July 26th, 2013

Making it Easy to Get Back in the Saddle

Indoor cycling on exercise bikes is great for cardio training and lower body toning, but correctly adjusting the saddle is critical for comfort. And according to the American Council on Exercise, prop

3 New Rules for Better Endurance Cycling

July 18th, 2013

3 New Rules for Better Endurance Cycling

For years, cyclists have been urged to replace every ounce of water lost during exercise. They’ve also been warned to avoid caffeine, and to drink beverages with added protein for better cycling per

Training for Canoeing, Kayaking and Boating

June 17th, 2013

Training for Canoeing, Kayaking and Boating

Summer is here and wherever you live, water sports reign supreme. But to get the most out of sport like rowing, canoeing and kayaking, your upper body strength may need a boost. For seasoned competito

Are You Overtraining?

June 3rd, 2013

Are You Overtraining?

Are you overtraining? (And if you are, how can you tell?) To help runners determine their optimum training level, Jack Raglin, Ph.D., developed a short quiz that he advises runners to take at least on

Improve Your Workout With Caffeine

May 21st, 2013

Improve Your Workout With Caffeine

According to researchers at the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana, caffeine-packed coffee makes exercising easier. That’s because caffeine effectively blocks the neurotransmitters that s

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