A Beginners Guide to Battle Ropes

You may have recently noticed a wide range of professional athletes — particularly mixed martial artists — being photographed and recorded doing weird-looking exercises with ropes. Believe it or not, this isn’t some promotional trend for the next blockbuster pirate film. “Battle ropes”, as they’re generally known, are a dynamic and powerful training tool, with…

Is A Protein Shake Enough After a Heavy Lifting session ?

If you’ve been lifting for awhile, you probably know the importance of a post-workout snack or shake. But when you try to up your gains with a more intense, heavy-lifting phase, it makes sense to wonder whether your supplement regimen needs a reboot. Jon-Erik Kawamoto, a C.S.C.S. with a master’s degree in kinesiology and the owner of JK Conditioning in St. John’s, Newfoundland,…

10-Minute, Upper-Body Workout

If you want a lean and strong upper body, spend 10 minutes targeting your shoulders, chest, arms, core, and back with our workout that strengthens them from every angle. To get the most work in the least amount of time, we’ll use something called “clusters.” The reps are listed as “3,3,” which means you’ll do…

Your Summer Shape Up Fitness Plan

Don’t worry — there’s still time to get a beach-ready body. We have just the plan: a high-energy cardio and sculpting routine that’s guaranteed to boost your metabolism, melt fat, and blast calories. Best of all, you can do it in as few as 30 minutes a day. “By performing total-body strength moves along with…

Apps That Can Boost Your Workout

Mobile apps are invading every corner of our lives. With the majority of smartphone users rarely separating from their phones, apps have redefined the way we shop, the way we try to lose weight, and the way we maintain relationships. Luckily, they have also brought numberless opportunities to diversify our workout. We can use apps…