Did you love playing sports as a kid, and find yourself missing the thrill of competition, the discipline of practice, and the joy of learning something new? Joining an adult sports club or league may be the perfect thing for you! Plus, it can be a great way to get more active without always having to head to the gym.
If you want to mix up your training, a 15-30 minute swim sesh may be just what you’re looking for. Never thought about jumping in a pool before? Consider that everyone from elite level athletes to senior citizens utilizes weekly swimming to maximize their physical potential.
Do you know what a shoulder shrug is? If you just responded by making the classic “I don’t know” gesture (palms up and shoulders lifted up toward your ears), then believe it or not you’ve already got part of the movement down!
Yoga has been shown to help with so many health problems that it’s a wonder more doctors aren’t “prescribing” it as medicine. From anxiety to arthritis, PTSD to chronic pain, yoga and its associated mindfulness and breathing exercises have helped millions of people reclaim their health.
There’s something about spin classes that can be a little intimidating. Maybe it’s the high energy music playing throughout the studio. Could be the fact that some participants seem to know what they’re doing, which can make newbies a little nervous.
Spinning is one of the most popular group exercise classes in the country, and for good reason. It offers major benefits for all ages and fitness levels, and it’s a great way to get in amazing shape. With upbeat music and classes that emulate a nightclub scene, it’s hard to imagine another workout that offers so much fun in just an hour. Let’s explore three reasons why you should try a cycling class this week!
One of the most effective upper-body, bodyweight exercises you can perform is the pull-up. The pull-up uses your lats, rhomboids, posterior delts and biceps, plus it relies on your core for stability. However, a pull-up is also an incredibly difficult exercise as you have to pull up your entire body weight against the downward force of gravity. If you are just beginning your pull-up journey or think you’ve taken your pull-ups to the max, try these suggestions to boost the effectiveness of this exercise.