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Home Gym Equipment Basics

Home Gym Equipment Basics

With the new year almost upon us, we all may be wanting to get in a little better shape after having an extra egg nog or piece of pie during this time of year.  I am no exception to this, even with trying to have […]

Sauna vs. Steam Room – Health Benefits

Sauna vs. Steam Room – Health Benefits

My favorite part of the gym is relaxing at the end. After a tough workout, I like to keep that sweat going without having to do any work.  Fortunately, my gym, like many others across the country and world, have a sauna or steam room, […]

Top 5 Benefits of Incline Walking

Top 5 Benefits of Incline Walking

A few years ago, I was working with a trainer who was guiding me through the process of putting on more muscle. She was a physique competitor/body builder so I figured she could give me some helpful hints. In the few months that I worked […]

12 Essential Stretches You Need to Do after Working Out

12 Essential Stretches You Need to Do after Working Out

Stretching is muy importante and should not be skipped after working out.  Briefly described in the legs/lower back, chest/abs and back/shoulders posts, a quick few minutes doing some stretching will help you out in the long run.  Let’s talk about why that is then get […]

Strength Training HIIT – Part 3 – Back and Shoulders

Strength Training HIIT – Part 3 – Back and Shoulders

How to Gain Muscle While Doing Cardio 30 Minutes of HIIT Part III: Back (Lats) & Shoulders Introduction This workout may very well be my favorite.  It is often omitted.  For some reason, people tend to focus on machines, rather than body weight or dumbell/barbell […]

Strength Training HIIT – Part 2 – Legs and Lower Back

Strength Training HIIT – Part 2 – Legs and Lower Back

How to Gain Muscle While Doing Cardio 30 Minutes of HIIT Part II:Legs and Lower Back Introduction It’s half your body-legs, and I hear people say to never skip leg day. Since lower back somewhat overlaps with legs let’s do them at the same time. […]

Strength Training HIIT – Part 1 – Chest and Abs

Strength Training HIIT – Part 1 – Chest and Abs

Introduction It works!! I could not believe it and was a skeptic at first.  The benefits of high intensity interval training (HIIT), while doing body part splits (in this case chest and abs) are: Time: Only 30 minutes allows you to get it done before […]

Our Views on Training

Our Views on Training

As we have gotten older, our philosophy on working out has changed. In our younger years, we were die hard athletes competing in marathons, triathlons, ultra-marathons and spartan races. Now, instead of crossfit, we take an approach geared more towards longevity and quality of life. […]