TRAINING LOG: FEBRUARY 2019

Welcome to Training Logs: one workout from each month laid out bare.   T.L. FEB 19: UPPER BODY   BLOCK 1 – UPPER BODY STRENGTH   DEADLIFTS Five sets of decreasing reps and increasing weight at tempo of 2-1-1-1. Two minutes rest between sets. Focus: Control of weight and body throughout full range of motion. Sport … Continue reading TRAINING LOG: FEBRUARY 2019

Our Top Five Variations of The Squat

No workout routine is complete without the infamous Leg Day, and no Leg Day is complete without the almighty Squat: a compound movement that engages muscles throughout your legs, as well as your core and lower back. For our full Squat guide check out check out Club Xo Fitness. Below are five different ways to … Continue reading Our Top Five Variations of The Squat

Six Reasons Cyclists Should Incorporate Spin Class into Training

For cyclists, whether mountain goats or tarmac rockets, one major appeal to the sport is being outside. As a result, few try spin classes—sweating in a dark room with blaring music is certainly jarring for those used to the solace of tranquil roads. When winter approaches, however, most of North America transforms into a less-than-ideal … Continue reading Six Reasons Cyclists Should Incorporate Spin Class into Training

Any Form of Exercise Better Than None, Study Concludes

  Some prefer short bursts of high-intensity action. Others enjoy long, leisurely hikes. As far as being healthy is concerned—especially in terms of anti-aging—any exercise is always better than none, a scientific review has affirmed. Exercise has a positive effect on our metabolism, which is important for weight management, especially as we age. Your metabolism … Continue reading Any Form of Exercise Better Than None, Study Concludes

Three Supplements That are Actually Worth Your Money

The supplement industry is a large one. And they're savvy marketers. But that doesn't mean every supplement is worth your wallet—on the contrary, few are helpful and almost none are necessary. These three, however, we recommend (to those who need them).   Protein Powder Carbohydrates are best at providing the human body with energy to … Continue reading Three Supplements That are Actually Worth Your Money