Category: Fitness Tips

Are Resistance Bands Good For Joint Pain?

If you deal with joint pain, the thought of squatting with a heavy barbell in your home — unsupervised by a professional — is understandably intimidating, especially if you’re brand new to lifting weights. You should know that strength training can be done by those who have joint pain — in fact, the Arthritis Foundation

Ways to Adjust Your Slider Technique For an Awesome Workout

Just because you’ve done planks and lunges before doesn’t mean you know how to do them with sliders — it’s that mindset that’ll lead you to an injury. Yes, sliders are great for adding resistance to core and leg exercises and stretching out your hips, Nick Bremer, a NASM-certified personal trainer with Blink Fitness, confirms

Simple Ankle-Strengthening Exercises For Runners

If your regular method of exercise is a long-distance run, paying attention to the strength of your ankles (and their overall health) may be in your best interest as an athlete. Ankle-strengthening exercises aren’t given as much attention at the gym as quad workouts, but as Steve Stonehouse — NASM CPT, USATF-certified run coach, and

“Shark Tank” Energizing Mints Help Energize My Workouts

I hate going into a workout with a full stomach, coffee included — which doesn’t help the fact that an energizing boost of caffeine often fuels my best sweat sessions. But, like many of my daily dilemmas, an episode of Shark Tank introduced me to a solution: Neuro Mints ($21) — breath mints that promote

Why You Shouldn’t Stretch With Resistance Bands

When gyms closed in early March, I stocked up on affordable fitness equipment that I could easily store in my tiny New York City apartment. Resistance bands quickly became the MVP of that category — and also in all my at-home workouts. I’ve used them around my ankles during jump squats to burn out my

The Importance of Warmups Before Virtual Bodyweight Workouts

Releasing pent-up energy has always been one of the driving forces behind my commitment to daily workouts — but sometimes my eagerness to get moving actually does more harm than good. Case in point: I’ll skip the warmups of my at-home bodyweight classes and jump into the workout right when the instructor sounds off a

Here’s When to Reach For a Sports Drink Over Water

I used to find any excuse to hydrate with a flavored sports drink over water — until I learned that my daily fitness routine doesn’t make a strong enough case for the sugary beverage. “The difference between hydrating with a sports drink over water is the addition of important electrolytes like sodium and potassium that

How Long Should a Strength Workout Be For a Beginner?

Starting a new workout routine can be both exciting but also slightly daunting if you’re not sure where to begin. You may be tempted to do the most intense workout you saved on Instagram, but that’s not the best idea. Instead, you should first focus on nailing the core movement patterns and building a foundation

How to Choose Dumbbells When You Can Only Buy One Set

With gyms and fitness studios closed, and all the equipment inside them inaccessible, dumbbells and free weights for at-home workouts are now hot commodities. If they’re not completely sold out on Amazon or sporting goods websites, the selection in sizes is slim pickings. Ideally, when building your own at-home gym, you’d probably want to purchase