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See More Results With Progressive Overload

Have you been working hard on improving your strength and endurance, but noticed a drop-off in results recently? A slow in progress can happen when your exercise routine has become easier to do, when you stop continually pushing your body to increase in strength. That can be part off the reason why you are not seeing the results you hoped for. Today I’m going to look at a term you may, or may not, be familiar with called progressive overload. What is progressive overload? Progressive overload is a gradual increase in the stress placed on your body during exercise. I know that sounds a little bit technical, but basically it means making your workout slightly harder as your fitness level imp

Easy Ways to Get Fit and Healthy!

Trying to make healthier lifestyle choices can be a little bit daunting. Sometimes it's hard to know where to start, or maybe, how to keep going. So today, I thought I’d talk about breaking down some of these changes into small steps, so that they become habits over time. Stretch! Every single day!!! A good stretch can help increase the flow of blood to your whole body, which will make you feel more awake and limber. It can also help with muscle coordination, range of motion and tension relief. It’s quite easy to reap these benefits when we stretch regularly, which is why it’s so important to make time for it, even on rest days. Get creative with your downtime. A whole weekend spent in front

Understanding and Implementing Cross Training Workouts

Cross training can benefit everyone. But what is cross training and how can I benefit from it? Cross training is a simple concept. It means exercising in a variety of ways, like including cycling, running, and strength training in one week, instead of doing just one of these day after day. For athletes, cross training can be used to achieve better performance. For example, the goal might be improved overall performance and mobility in running, or something sport-specific, like greater agility for a soccer player. But, why is it important to integrate cross training workouts into your overall routine? And what’s the hype? There are many reasons, and they apply to every single person. Keep rea

Maintaining Fitness in the Heat

Moving your workout outdoors is great to change up the scenery of your workouts and for motivation, but can exercising in high temperatures be bad for your health? As long as you take some precautions, there is no reason to scrap plans for a workout in the hot weather. Here’s how you can keep up your fitness routine, even on those hot days! Stay hydrated. Hydration is important for your health, and it’s important to drink more water during hot weather. During exercise, muscles produce heat, which is stored in the body until it can be released into the environment. The environment can add heat to the body through high temperatures. So the body has to keep itself from storing too much heat whi

Listen To Your Body

Learning to listen to your body is an important part of having a healthy mindset when it comes to exercise, nutrition and life. Listening to your body helps you to know when to push harder, when to rest, and when you might need to make changes to your nutrition and habits. What does listening to your body mean? Listening to your body means taking the time to assess how your body responds to things like exercise and the food you eat. It can be so easy to get caught up in our busy lives that we often forget to pause and reflect on how we are actually feeling. Have you ever felt like giving up on your fitness routine after having a tough day or week? Listening to your body carefully when starti

How to Fit Exercise into a Busy Schedule

If you are like me and have a busy schedule each day, finding the time to workout can be a bit of a pain! For me, it has become second nature and I include my workout as part of my daily routine, however if you are just starting out this can take a little time to get used to. One of the first things you need to remember is that if you want to succeed in your exercise plan, you need to make it a priority. It is super easy to cancel your workout because you are running late, have something come up or feel tired, but if you keep doing this then you won't achieve your fitness goals. Here are a few ways to fit exercise into a busy schedule. Wake up a little earlier. Yes you heard it, you are goin

Ways To Measure Your Progress Without Scales!

The scales have been such a common way to determine weight loss or the effectiveness of fitness progress, but are they really that reliable? I always talk about this topic with girls because I think it is so important. Only focusing on the number on the scales can be super de-motivating at times. I personally do not believe that it is healthy to put all your focus on a number as there are so many factors that affect your weight and the way you look. For example, your weight can fluctuate depending on the time of day, how much water you have had to drink or if it’s that time of month. Here are ways to measure your progress without the scales. 1. Look at photos. I think progress photos can be

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