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Sauna and Cold Plunge Routine: Benefits and How-To

Sauna and Cold Plunge Routine

In the wild world of fitness and recovery, we sometimes find ourselves doing things that sound straight-up bonkers. Like, who thought, “Let’s go from sweating bullets in a sauna to taking an ice-cold plunge”? Sounds intense, right? To truly get behind this routine, we’ve got to first nail down the why and really know the … Read more

7 Reasons Why We’re All About the IKEA Home Gym

IKEA Home Gym Collection

When it comes to optimizing small spaces for big gains, IKEA has long been the go-to guru. So, it’s no surprise that fitness enthusiasts and space-savers alike have been eagerly awaiting IKEA to flex its muscles in the home gym arena. Enter the DAJLIEN collection – a game-changer in compact, stylish home fitness. This collection isn’t just … Read more

Functional Fitness for Seniors: Boosting Health and Independence

In an era where aging often means slowing down, functional fitness shines as a beacon of hope, redefining the art of aging gracefully. For seniors, it’s not just about extending life, but enriching it with vitality.    Let’s take a closer look at what makes functional fitness an ideal match for seniors – blending strength, … Read more

TRX for Lower Back Pain: Benefits and Exercises

TRX for lower back pain

Lower back pain impacts about 80% of people at some point in their lives. While there are numerous factors that can lead to lower back discomfort, it frequently arises from a lack of harmony among our muscles, particularly those located in the core and pelvic regions.   Research shows that exercises blending cardio and strength training can … Read more

TRX Anchoring Ideas: Official to Improvised

TRX Anchor Ideas

Suspension training hinges on proper anchors, and what better place to start than TRX’s recommended options – but let’s not limit possibilities. Using core TRX guidelines around weight ratings and secure structural mounting, we can safely explore creative anchor alternatives tailored to personalized spaces and budgets.    Below we list not only the robust TRX-recommended … Read more

TRX vs Resistance Bands: Which Training System is Best For You?

TRX vs Resistance Bands

When it comes to getting fit at home without expensive equipment, two options stand out – TRX suspension training and resistance bands. These portable systems provide extremely effective workouts. TRX leverages bodyweight exercises using straps anchored to a fixed point while resistance bands add challenge through stretch tension. Both sculpt muscle, torch fat and boost … Read more

Maintain, Don’t Gain: A Holiday Challenge

Another elf doing Maintain Dont Gain Holiday Challenge

This 7 week challenge will encourage you to maintain your weight over the holiday season!   With the holiday season rolling in, so do the extra helpings of yuletide sweets – gingerbread, sugar cookies and peppermint bark sprinkled with magic. Hearty, homestyle feasts abound with second helpings a norm, while hot chocolate and eggnog flow … Read more

Winter Training: Off-Season Running Plan

Winter Running Plan

The winter months present specific obstacles that can make running more difficult. At the same time, it’s important not to lose all the fitness gains you made during the rest of the year. With some planning and adjustment, you can maintain and even build your running performance during the winter.   Why Train Off-Season – … Read more

Does Muscle Scraping Work For Sports Recovery?

Tool for Muscle Scraping

Scraping the skin to reduce soreness sounds more like ancient folk medicine than modern sports science. But intuitive as it may be, elite athletes swear by muscle scraping’s effects. The technique purports to increase blood flow, reduce inflammation, and prevent injuries. The origins trace back to ancient Chinese healers armed only with basic tools and … Read more

How To Recover From Leg Day

Leg Day Workout

If you wake to tight, sore and tender muscles after your epic leg day, consider it a badge of honor—and a gentle reminder that recovery deserves your attention.   Rest is just the beginning; true recovery is a vital component of your training regimen, essential for building strength and enhancing performance. As your muscles heal from … Read more