Posts tagged "Women’s Health"
Getting to the Core of Your Core

Getting to the Core of Your Core

Do you have low back pain? “You should work the core.” Do you have knee pain? “You need to strengthen the core.” Do you want to improve in your sports? Well… “You need to focus on your core workout.” The core has become the go-to answer to whatever fitness-sports injury and non-injury related body issue...
Switch the Roles

Switch the Roles

“Men train for aesthetics, where as women train for application. This statement is bold, but is saturated with truth,” says Jay  Cardiello, certified strength and conditioning coach and the creator of JCORE, www.jcorebody.com. Before you think this takes your chest press exercise too far, think twice. When was the last time you really worked out...
Popular Fitness Advice—Debunked, Part 1

Popular Fitness Advice—Debunked, Part 1

“Burn more than 1,000 calories by doing this group fitness class.” “Maximize fat burning with high intensity interval training.” “Yoga can cure almost everything!” We come across headlines like these everywhere from magazines to blogs to twitter. But should we heed to all this advice? Many popular fitness practices often come from studies and/or research...
Get a Leg Up on H:Q (Hamstring/Quads) Ratio

Get a Leg Up on H:Q (Hamstring/Quads) Ratio

The squat is the gold standard leg exercise either done with weights, no weights, tubing, and/or weighted balls. The benefits are many—from sports skills improvements to maximize caloric expenditure. However, if you don’t see muscular or well-defined legs after doing plenty of squats, or worse, have some knee and hamstrings aches, you may be over...
Are Low Health Numbers Really Good?

Are Low Health Numbers Really Good?

Blood pressure 10/55 mmg.  Heart rate 47 bpm. “Are you okay?” the nursed asked me. I smile and explained how active I am, which is why my levels were so low. We are used to hearing about high blood pressure, high resting heart rate, and high cholesterol, among many other cardiovascular risk markers, but what...