Even Moderate Training Can Help With Anxiety and Depression, Studies Show

Why do we train? Some do it to look better. Others do it to be more functional at their job or in daily life. Some do it for physical health purposes. But what about our mental health? Those who work out consistently long-term readily understand the benefits of regular training, both physically and mentally. If … Continue reading Even Moderate Training Can Help With Anxiety and Depression, Studies Show

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Change Your Running Gait to Minimize Risk of Injury

Running, while a popular activity and good cardio, can be notoriously hard on the joints. And a running injury can affect people's training for weeks, if not months. For decades, researchers have studied the biomechanics of runners to understand how to minimize injury. Most of that research has looked at vertical forces through the leg … Continue reading Change Your Running Gait to Minimize Risk of Injury

Hiyah! The Performance Advantage of Grunting in Sports

  Some of the world's best tennis players grunt almost religiously on their big hits. Often distinct, its nuances reflected in the type of shot, the grunt was an extension of the player; a piece of their personality—one which critics have claimed is unnecessary and a tarnish on an otherwise quiet, gentlemanly sport. Studies, however, … Continue reading Hiyah! The Performance Advantage of Grunting in Sports

3 Upper Body Exercises No Workout Routine is Complete Without

While lower body work is often a majority of most athletes' training volume, the upper body is of similar importance. There is a great variety of muscles in the upper body, each serving a purpose (or several) and deserving of attention in the gym—which means doing more than vanity-weight bench presses and bicep curls in … Continue reading 3 Upper Body Exercises No Workout Routine is Complete Without

New at Victorious: Find Us on ClassPass

VICTORIOUS Athletic Academy is happy to announce that we now on ClassPass. What’s ClassPass? Described as "the most flexible fitness membership ever," ClassPass is an all-access membership to a global network of 8,500 fitness studios. How Do I Use It? If you are a member of ClassPass, simply search for Victorious Athletic Academy and book a class right … Continue reading New at Victorious: Find Us on ClassPass

What’s More Important When Losing Weight: Diet or Exercise?

Losing weight—fat, specifically—is a common goal for many, especially as summer approaches. Being within a normal weight range not only allows you to look good, boosting confidence, but also staves off potential health concerns; obesity is linked to increased chances of diabetes, heart disease, and cancer, among other issues. Getting healthy is always an admirable … Continue reading What’s More Important When Losing Weight: Diet or Exercise?