How little is enough when it comes to exercise? Just 13 minutes is the answer. You can work out for less than a quarter of an hour and get the same benefit as someone who stays in the gym for 70 minutes. For the full story, click on the Bristol Rovers shirt carrying the exact number of minutes it'll take you to stay fit ...
There's something so satisfying about swinging a heavy lump of metal around. Kettlebells are a very flexible fitness tool, designed to build great cardio fitness and create core strength. Click on the photo of the "cannonballs with a handle" to learn how they can factor into a workout.
Today, a client presented with pain in his shoulder. Knee and back pain are other common concerns. How should you treat it? If your answer is "rest and recuperate," you're wrong. Even surgery and painkillers don't really work. Painful experience yields one clear result ... (Click on the image of a TRX shoulder-and-psoas stretch for more on how to tackle pain.)
There's a bit more alphabet soup to add to Mid Age Man. Head trainer Alex Frew McMillan is now a Certified Personal Trainer with the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM-CPT). Here's why that piece of paper shouldn't really matter for those of us looking to get in shape. (Click the image of the NASM textbook for the full story.)
To get the most benefit from exercise, try to push your body in high-intensity bursts. But what does high intensity mean? (For the full story, click on the image of what certainly felt like high-intensity exercise at the time ... an atomic pushup, suspended on a TRX.)