Save Your Joints With These Five Low-Impact Cardio Alternatives

Running is still the most commonly associated activity with cardio—but, for many, it's not the optimal route. Running, especially on older treadmills and pavement outside, can be hard on the joints, especially the knees and hips. And while many find it quite enjoyable, for others running is a total bore, which means they are less … Continue reading Save Your Joints With These Five Low-Impact Cardio Alternatives

Earn Your Abs Without Giving Up the Pizza: This is The Best Way to Diet

Abs, they say, are made in the kitchen. True? Absolutely. The rectus abdominis—that so-called "six pack" we all chase ahead of beach season—doesn't have high potential for hypertrophy. This means that, regardless of how intense your core work is, your abs will never experience the same level of growth as, say, your legs or back. If … Continue reading Earn Your Abs Without Giving Up the Pizza: This is The Best Way to Diet

How to Optimize Your Training Program with Smart Recovery

You've probably heard it before. Now you'll hear it again: in an efficient training program, recovery is as important as working out. Why do you keep hearing this? Because it's true. The Cycle of Training The salience of sufficient recovery lies in a fundamental idea of training progress: to become stronger and faster, we must … Continue reading How to Optimize Your Training Program with Smart Recovery

Everything You Need to Know About Jumping Rope

Cardio, speed, agility, explosiveness—all key elements to athleticism. And all things that jumping rope can improve. The Sharpest Tool in an Athlete's Toolbox In a world of increasingly extravagant gyms and fancy machines, there are some things you simply cannot replace or improve upon: barbells, dumbbells, a bench, a squat rack. For an athlete, there … Continue reading Everything You Need to Know About Jumping Rope