A well rounded and effective training program will most likely include push-ups. This simple exercise provides numerous health/fitness benefits, is scalable for all populations and fitness levels and only requires your body-weight to perform. One of the greatest benefits of the push-up is that it targets multiple muscle groups in just one movement; the chest, arms, shoulders and core.
In addition to strengthening the muscles mentioned above, another benefit of the push-up is that is connects the upper extremities (arms) and lower extremities (legs) when performing a "pushing" movement in activities of daily living. For example, getting up from the floor, pushing open a heavy door and navigating a shopping cart around the grocery store all require the connection of the upper and lower body. When this connection breaks-down the risk of injury increases and performance decreases. ...continue reading
Over the years, the TRX Suspension Trainer has gained popularity in gyms and personal training facilities worldwide. Below, we will discuss the benefits of the TRX Suspension Trainer and clarify who it is appropriate for.
The TRX uses an individuals body weight as resistance, instead of using external loads such as dumbbells or kettlebells. It's versatile nature allows you to get a total body workout in a quick, time efficient manner. Also, you can easily adjust the level of difficulty for any exercise by simply changing your body angle or base of support. ...continue reading
There is a lot of information out there about what "healthy eating" is, making it easy to experience information overload when it comes to becoming educated on how to properly fuel your body.
No matter what your goals are, in order to be successful for the long-term you need to keep your nutrition plan simple and tailored to what will work for you. You do not need to strive for perfection or drive yourself crazy counting calories. The experts at Precision Nutrition do an excellent job of framing what healthy eating is and making sense of an otherwise over complicated topic.