Explosive Moves Can Build Your Muscles Faster

December 21st, 2012

Explosive Moves Can Build Your Muscles Faster

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

For Proper Heart Zone Training – Know Your Max!

December 21st, 2012

For Proper Heart Zone Training – Know Your Max!

Personal trainers and exercise instructors design fitness programs around an athlete’s “maximum heart rate”, and for many years that was determined with a simple formula, “maximum heart rate e

You’ll Be Floored—Everlast Sports Surfacing

December 18th, 2012

You’ll Be Floored—Everlast Sports Surfacing

Ever consider your workout surface? Maybe you should. Fact is, the right flooring can be as important as the equipment itself. Proper flooring ensures the integrity of your joints, muscles, ligaments

Don’t Pop that Pre-Workout Pill

December 18th, 2012

Don’t Pop that Pre-Workout Pill

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

Gym Source Praised for Ossining High School Weight Room Renovation

December 13th, 2012

Gym Source Praised for Ossining High School Weight Room Renovation

Ossining High School in Ossining, NY, has a thriving athletic program, but its weight room—dark and cramped with low ceilings—needed a makeover.  With limited resources to upgrade, school facilit

Weekend-Proof Your Diet, Part 1

December 12th, 2012

Weekend-Proof Your Diet, Part 1

Do you exercise and eat well Monday through Friday? Don’t wreck your hard work on the weekends. Use these tips to keep you on-track. Happy Hour:  Free appetizers and half-price drinks are great for

Get Smart About Dumbbells

December 11th, 2012

Get Smart About Dumbbells

Dumbbells are among the most widely-used fitness equipment—but few people realize just how much they vary with regard to comfort, function and durability. If you’re in the market for high-quality

Bone Loss Also a Men’s Health Issue

December 10th, 2012

Bone Loss Also a Men’s Health Issue

Recent reports linking body fat to bone loss tend to focus on women. But according to a study presented in November the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA), obesity lead

Smart Cycling

December 7th, 2012

Smart Cycling

When using a stationary bike, keep fatigue and knee strain to a minimum by pacing yourself between 80 and 110 rpm. Favoring the open road this weekend? To gauge your pace, count how many times your ri

Does Cardio Yoga Make Sense?

December 4th, 2012

Does Cardio Yoga Make Sense?

Hardcore yoga, Shred yoga, cardio yoga—no matter what you call it, fitness trainers who combine the flexibility of yoga with blood-pumping cardio are more popular than ever. A mashup of traditional

Stretch for Strength

December 3rd, 2012

Stretch for Strength

What’s the smartest way to get stronger, faster? Stretching. According to a 2010 study published in the Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, men who stretched for 20 to 30 seconds between

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