No one wants to extend their workout longer than they have to, skipping a post-walk stretch session is a bad idea. Absolutely, stretch after your walks. Although it’s debatable whether stretching keeps soreness at bay or prevents injuries, it does still serve an important purpose. Your muscles are warmer at the end of a walk
If you think yoga is just for women, you are wrong! You're already doing it! Those planks you add to every core session? Yoga. That stretch before your pickup game? Yoga. The deep breaths you take to centre yourself when you're stressed? Yoga. Yoga can be extremely beneficial for everyone — but especially for men. How?
When life means you're busy, it's tempting to jump right into your workout to maximise the time you've got. But when you skip a warm-up, you're setting your body up to be less efficient—and potentially end up with an injury. Exercising without a warm-up is a huge no-no. When you are performing strength-training exercises, your
While the practice of yoga has everything to do with breathing and is less about the asanas (the sanskrit name for “poses” or “postures”), a lot of people mistake yoga for an easy form of exercise. Even if you only came for the Savasana, which you definitely shouldn’t leave before, turning off the mind and
I’m here to tell you that your inflexibility actually makes it easier to feel the stretch – which is what we are going for in yoga class! The fact that you’re not very flexible means you’re feeling the stretch much more quickly! It’s important to understand that in yoga, unlike many other athletic endeavours, the
There's probably one area you feel like you can't work enough: your abs. It seems like no matter how much training you do, the lower abs just stay the same. In order to lose weight and show muscle definition, you need to train the whole body. You need to expend calories—and pair that with a
When it comes to longevity in the weight room and on the field, not getting hurt is key. And while it's mostly anecdotal evidence, the athletes and clients of mine who perform dedicated stretches – especially the hip flexor stretch – prior to training and competition tend to not get hurt. Sure, we know that