When do you replace your running shoes?

When do you replace your running shoes?

Posted Mar 9, 2013 by Gym Source in FIT Fact.

How do you determine when to replace your running shoes—mileage, months, appearance or technology? Ask 10 different runners that question, and you’ll probably get 10 different answers. Conventiona

Strengthen Your Skating Skills

Strengthen Your Skating Skills

Posted Feb 27, 2013 by Gym Source in Outdoor/Adventure.

Whether you compete in a serious ice hockey league, or leisurely lap an ice rink now and then, ice-skating engages your body like no other sport. Skating requires enormous strength, endurance and flex

The Worst Fitness Ideas of All Time

The Worst Fitness Ideas of All Time

Posted Feb 22, 2013 by Gym Source in FIT Fact.

The American Council on Exercise (ACE) knows a thing or two about fitness trends—the good, the bad and the ugly. Here are three of their favorites from days of yore that fall squarely in the ‘ugly

Exercise ‘Snacking’ Exposed

Exercise ‘Snacking’ Exposed

Posted Feb 12, 2013 by Gym Source in FIT Fact.

The benefits of short bursts of high intensity exercise—also called ‘exercise snacking’—has supporters and skeptics. Now there’s a new study in its favor. New research published 2/1/13 in Th

How to Recover From a Tough Workout

How to Recover From a Tough Workout

Posted Feb 6, 2013 by Gym Source in Fitness Tips.

You know that stiff, achy feeling that comes the day after a tough workout? There’s a name for it: Delayed onset muscle soreness (DOMS). And believe it or not, there are better ways to recover from

For Cold Weather Fitness, Check the Weather

For Cold Weather Fitness, Check the Weather

Posted Jan 14, 2013 by Gym Source in FIT Fact.

Love working out in cold weather, but nervous about hypothermia? Recently, the American Council on Fitness posted recommendations for exercising in frigid climes. Among the guidelines they suggest inc

Make Sure to Add Flexibility Training

Make Sure to Add Flexibility Training

Posted Jan 7, 2013 by Gym Source in FIT Fact.

Many people do aerobic training for endurance and resistance training for strength – but neglect flexibility training.  The American Council on Exercise reports that flexibility training is conside

Firmer Core -- Fitter You

Firmer Core -- Fitter You

Posted Jan 2, 2013 by Gym Source in Fitness Tips.

“Working your Core” is not just a trendy phrase from the latest Pilates or Tai Chi class.  Core stability (or core strengthening) is now a well-known fitness trend that has started to transcend i

Tell Us What YOU Think! Cardio vs Strength Training – Which is Better For Fat and Weight Loss?

Tell Us What YOU Think!  Cardio vs Strength Training – Which is Better For Fat and Weight Loss?

Posted Dec 28, 2012 by Gym Source in FIT Fact.

A recent Duke University study claims that you’ll lose more weight/fat with aerobic training than resistance training. The study, which appeared recently in the Journal of Applied Physiology, found

Hit the GYM before you hit the SLOPES!

Hit the GYM before you hit the SLOPES!

Posted Dec 26, 2012 by Gym Source in Outdoor/Adventure.

To have a successful ski or snowboarding season, you need to spend some focused time in the gym.  Skiing and snowboarding are high-intensity sports and demand three kinds of cardiovascular fitness: 

Explosive Moves Can Build Your Muscles Faster

Explosive Moves Can Build Your Muscles Faster

Posted Dec 21, 2012 by Gym Source in FIT Fact.

If you want to build bulk and strength with weight lifting, don’t just stick to slow, heavy lifts.   Now research shows that FAST explosive movements such as kettlebell swings, box jumps and plyom

Don’t Pop that Pre-Workout Pill

Don’t Pop that Pre-Workout Pill

Posted Dec 18, 2012 by Gym Source in FIT Fact.

Many people take ibuprofen before a strenuous workout–sometimes every day–to guard against muscle pain. However, a new study published in the December, 2012, issue of Medicine & Science in Spo