Did you know that muscles only shorten and do not push? How about that muscles have three different types of contractions? Let us dive a little deeper into each one and how to use them in your next workout. The Anatomy For this concept to make sense, there needs to be a general understanding of… Continue reading Types of Contractions
As we approach the holiday season, we are all excited to finally reconnect with our beloved friends and family. The holidays are an occasion of joy and sharing our time through events that usually have food and drinks at the epicenter of these gatherings. We should be able to enjoy ourselves and shelf some of… Continue reading How not to Feel Like a Stuffed Turkey over the Holidays
Starting something new is one of the most daunting tasks that sounds easy, but oftentimes it isn’t. Your first time trying new things whether it be driving, playing a sport for the first time, playing a new instrument, learning a new language, or even setting foot into a gym, it can be overwhelming; like climbing… Continue reading Climbing Mount Everest
Dealing with injuries. Some helpful ways to cope and carry on with your training for a strong comeback, both physically and mentally How do injuries happen? I think that everyone would agree, dealing with injuries sucks. Unfortunately, injuries happen, even when we are training carefully, and doing everything in our power to avoid them in… Continue reading Dealing with Injuries
What is Stress? Stress is an unavoidable aspect of life that has the potential to either help people developmentally and physically or drive a person toward depression, anxiety, and illness. It can affect anyone regardless of whether or not we are aware of it or know what it is or how to cope with stress.… Continue reading How to cope with stress
My anxiety started somewhere in middle school. After my family and I moved, I started school in a new country with a language that I didn’t really speak. While middle school is probably torturous enough on its own, imagine entering it at a point where everybody knew each other since kindergarten and you are the… Continue reading How Fitness has helped me cope with my anxiety
Injuries can oftentimes be the cause for an unused gym membership and regular dates with a heating pad. Thankfully, most injuries are usually able to be worked around if you know what you’re doing. It can be scary not knowing what’s going on and how to continue to make progress without re-aggravating things. So let’s… Continue reading I injured myself; how do I maintain strength?
Mobility and stretching are key to longevity in any realm of fitness. They both compliment each other and promote a healthier relationship between our joints and muscles. But they often get confused with one another. Stretching Stretching seeks to elongate a muscle. Regardless of activity levels, stretching your muscles regularly should be a priority because… Continue reading What is the difference between Mobility & Stretching?
Meal planning sounds like it is an overwhelming concept. However, with some trial and error, it can actually make your life much easier and help you hit your goals faster. With your meals planned out and available ahead of time, you take all the guesswork out of what you are going to eat. You will… Continue reading How to Meal Plan & Hit your Fitness Goals
As humans, we have a tendency to want to seek out the most direct route to our goals. And why not? Isn’t the most direct way the most efficient in the end? Sure it is. But as we all know, the waters we swim in are not always crystal clear. This goes especially for the… Continue reading Exercise and Diet; which one is more important?