Want to be happier, sleep better and reduce depression? Pop on your favorite tunes for about 15 minutes. When listening to music your brain releases dopamine, the happiness chemical. 30% of Americans suffer from insomnia. Studies have found that listening to relaxing music significantly improves sleep. In the same studies classical music was found to reduce the effects of depression.Read More
Grounding refers to direct skin contact with the earth. In years past mankind walked barefoot in constant contact with the earth. Nowadays, unless you’re at the beach, it’s unlikely that you ever walk around barefooted. This week we’ll look at the effects of grounding and put it to the test.Read More
According to Harvard Medical School, a 185-pound person who performs 30 minutes of circuit weight training can burn 355 calories. That’s equivalent to a cup and a half of mashed potatoes made with butter and whole milk. MMM. Mashed potatoes. However, that’s just the tip of the iceberg. An intense circuit session raises your metabolism for days afterward, increasing the rate at which you burn calories for the long haul.Read More
Silence broken only by the sounds of invisible crickets. And with that, we took off into the dark, only the street lights guiding our way with no preconceived direction in mind. Enter, the story of a dad experiencing a crazy run with his daughter and the lessons they learned.Read More
Get your stopwatch out. We're going to go Tabata today! You'll do each exercise for 45 seconds on and 15 seconds off. Move on to the next exercise and repeat the timing. Once you've completed the full workout, repeat it four times.Read More
Today is a choose your own adventure day. Create your own workout: Pick 4 moves from the list below and rock them out!
Whatever you choose, here's the rule-You're going to do 5 rounds of each for 45 seconds a round and rest for 15 seconds.Read More
Today we're going to focus on building your core strength. Working on your core is more about getting a great looking stomach, although that may be an outcome. With an engaged core that is in shape, you'll be less likely to be injured, more flexible, and better able to handle the physical stressors you'll encounter in the real world.Read More
I'm not sure how you feel about Burpees but I'm pretty sure you're going to hate them after this week. Regardless, let's get some basics out of the way. Burpees meld three exercises into one. You start off face down on the ground, move to a push-up position, jump to your feet, and finish off with a jump. It's aggressive, it's explosive, it's perfect.Read More
I'm all for hitting the gym and picking things up just to set them down. Hell, I love it. But what happens if you don't have a gym to go to?
In times like these, it's important that you keep your routine going. So why not hit it with a body weight workout? All of the exercises you'll be completing today are body weight only. You won't require any additional equipment or even a gym membership.Read More
Sometimes we need to mix things up to keep it interesting. One of the more brutal ways to do that is an EMOM workout. You're only break between sets will come if you're able to finish the set within the one minute time frame.Read More
Everyone knows that one of the best things you can do to increase your health is to eat right. But, if we're being real, it's hard to eat right. And when we get down to it who really wants to talk about what to eat, how to eat, when to eat, what not to eat, or who to eat with?Read More
Ensuring that you are working out all of the large muscles in your upper body, (your back, chest, shoulders), is obviously important. But it's Friday and looking great in a t-shirt is important too.Read More