“Is it bad to exercise on an empty stomach?” You may have asked this question before if you tend to exercise early in the morning or right before dinner. According to TIME.com, the answer to that question may surprise you. While the downsides include feeling light-headed or lethargic, the upsides may help you to lose […]
While V02 Max tests are equally necessary for males and females alike, this article from Men’s Health focuses on why men in particular should get a V02 Max test as the ultimate measure of aerobic physical fitness.
It’s no secret that there are certain times during the year that people tend to rededicate themselves to fitness. With the motivation of “swim suit season” and “new year’s resolutions,” summertime and the start of each new year tend to get crowded at the gym. Here are 4 tips to help you keep control over your fitness year-round.
Wearable technology coupled with numerous apps allow us to take charge of our lives as we seek augmented health and athleticism. But just how inaccurate are these little devices? Is there a way to make better use of our fitness trackers?
In June our company was asked to assess the fitness level of the 2015 Pro Hockey recruits at their national Combine. The VO₂ Max test has the reputation of being nothing short of torture. I watched these young boys as they gasped and staggered off the ice, having given every ounce of effort to impress. “What was your time?” was the inevitable question they asked each other.
I found this question odd since time is irrelevant to their results. This lack of understanding was disconcerting – these young athletes obviously didn’t understand a VO₂ Max score because what they should have been asking was, “What was your max?” So what constitutes a “good” VO₂ Max score?
Sometimes the motivation to workout is almost nonexistent. You know it’s the best thing to do, but for some reason you just don’t want to do it. For those days when it’s tough to get going, here are five ideas to help you get started.
Heart rate monitoring has always been an accepted tool used by trainers. With the exploding market of heart rate monitors, should we consider how and why trainers ought to consider incorporating heart rate based training zones into routine workouts? Here are some ways this type of training could help you.