Switch Up Your Running Surface

Switch Up Your Running Surface

Posted Aug 16, 2013 by Gym Source in Fitness Industry News.

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

You’re Never Too Old to Get Fit

Posted Aug 8, 2013 by Gym Source in FIT Fact.

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

Elliptical Trainers: Keep Up the Resistance

Posted Aug 2, 2013 by Gym Source in Elliptical Trainers.

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

Making it Easy to Get Back in the Saddle

Posted Jul 26, 2013 by Gym Source in Fitness Facts and Tips.

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

3 New Rules for Better Endurance Cycling

Posted Jul 18, 2013 by Gym Source in Outdoor/Adventure.

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

Training for Canoeing, Kayaking and Boating

Posted Jun 17, 2013 by Gym Source in Outdoor/Adventure.

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?

Are You Overtraining?

Posted Jun 3, 2013 by Gym Source in FIT Fact.

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

Improve Your Workout With Caffeine

Posted May 21, 2013 by Gym Source in FIT Fact.

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

Exercise Boosts Brainpower

Exercise Boosts Brainpower

Posted May 10, 2013 by Gym Source in Fitness Tips.

Regular exercise not only keeps you fit, it also improves your brainpower. Simply put, according to David Atkinson, program director at Cooper Ventures in Dallas, our energy levels increase when we ex

Training Tips for Beginner Triathletes

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Posted May 1, 2013 by Gym Source in Fitness Tips.

More than a million non-professional athletes compete in triathlons in the US every year, an increase of more than 40 percent in less than a decade. And according to statistics, released by USA Triath

Walking Offers Same Health Benefits as Running

Walking Offers Same Health Benefits as Running

Posted Apr 25, 2013 by Gym Source in FIT Fact.

A recent study found that brisk walking offers many of the same health benefits as running. Findings released in the American Heart Association journal Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis and Vascular Biolog

To Stretch or Not to Stretch?

To Stretch or Not to Stretch?

Posted Apr 13, 2013 by Gym Source in FIT Fact.

According to studies recently published in The Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research and the Scandinavian Journal of Medicine and Science in Sports, pre-exercise stretching is unnecessary and