Can you smell the warm weather coming? Ready to return to the comfort and serenity of the green fields? Imagine the feeling of the warm breeze caressing your face as you prepare to tee-off. Ready to embrace the club, your palms perspire with excitement. Your ears hunger to hear the sweet swoosh of the iron and the whack when it strikes the ball. During a period of seemingly endless silence, you watch the tiny white sphere sail through the air as it covers an expanse of emerald landscaping. Golf season is upon us. Will your game rise to an all time personal height, or will inflexibility, joint dysfunction and diminished coordination leave you buried in the sand traps?
Women are sometimes afraid at the idea of adding muscle due to their fear of becoming "bulky." Relax; it's a little harder to add that kind of muscle mass than you think.
What if the epic training montage from Rocky IV (YouTube it if you haven't seen it) were real life? While we can't all have a song like Hearts on Fire as our personal soundtrack or own an American Flag robe like Apollo Creed's, we can still take some lessons from Rocky's training.
Let's pretend for a minute that this montage is actually a single exercise session. In the aforementioned film clip, Rocky and Ivan Drago are shown performing interval training involving resistance exercise intermixed with bouts of high intensity cardio. This type of high intensity interval training (HIIT) is extremely popular at the moment.
Myth: Stretching reduces the risk of injury
Fact: In early 2004, the US Centers for Disease Control released a report which analyzed over 350 studies arouond the globe The report’s bottom line: Stretching has not been proven to lower the risk of injury during activity and may even increase your chances of winding up on the sidelines.
“A Beginner’s Guide to Creating the Fitness Habit”
Loathe it or hate it, in some form or another, exercise is one of life’s necessary ‘evils’. It doesn’t matter where you live, how much money you have in the bank or who you know – Your body is your responsibility… and you only get one.
Some think of exercise as pure hell. Others simply refer to it as the “E-word”. And then there are those who have found ways to completely eliminate all thoughts of physical activity from their minds (and have less-than-stellar medical records to prove it). But on the positive side, exercise doesn’t mean you have to join a gym or spend a ton of money on high-tech moisture wicking clothing. Exercise is supposed to be fun. It’s what our bodies are meant to do. Hard to believe, huh?