Strength Training Workout for Beginners

It’s Fitness Friday! Check out this video for a beginner strength training workout that you can do in about 17 minutes. Before you head out for the weekend, make sure you get some exercise in for the day.

A dumbbell is recommended for these exercises, so the weekend would be the perfect time for you to go out and buy some! Have fun and stay active!

New Ways to Have Fun

Thanks to the Internet, we can find new ways to have fun while staying active.

So, I would like to thank the Internet for showing me the existence of a Velcro wall and a Velcro body suit.

Not only does flinging your body at a Velcro wall seem fun, Team Edge adds a twist by making the challengers pose a certain way to earn points against the other team.

Of course, safety comes first, which is why an air-filled bouncy castle is used instead of an actual wall.

Watch the video to see how Team Edge has fun while staying active!

Improve your Posture at Work

Recent research has shown that sitting for extended periods of time negatively impacts your health. We may not realize it, but our hips and spine absorb a lot of pressure while in a sitting position. Coupled with worsening posture throughout the day, it’s no wonder that many of us have an achy back after leaving the office. If you’re looking for easy, subtle, day-to-day activities that will help improve your posture and improve your overall health, watch the video below. Stay active!

 

Exercise without spending a dime

Exercises that include gross motor movements such as standing, running, pushing, and more – without any special equipment – is called calisthenics. You might not be aware of the name, but you may have already done some lunges, push-ups, sit-ups, jumping jacks, crunches, squats… and the list goes on.

 

Calisthenics is often performed rhythmically and it is generally the most common form of physical exercise that people often start with when they want to begin a new healthy lifestyle. It is simple to do since there is no equipment needed, and you can incorporate elements in your environment to change up your calisthenics routine.

 

Find out if calisthenics support your health and fitness goals:

5 Most Effective Calf Stretches

Our calves are the muscles we rely on the most when we climb an incline or go down steps. They help propel us forward and keep us from falling on our faces. This muscle group is also the most likely to get tense and tender after finishing a rigorous cardio routine. If you want to show your calves a bit of love, try out these 5 effective calf stretches. Set aside five minutes as a cool-down stretch session after running on the treadmill, and trust us, you’ll be thankful you did. Click here to see all of the poses you can try. Happy workout!

 

Calf Stretches

The Top 100 Workout Songs

Many people think that exercise encompasses only physical training, but oftentimes, it also requires a great deal of psychological strength as well. The motivational ‘uphill’ battle or the boredom of running on a treadmill is often the reason why so many people skip out from doing their daily routine. But any challenge is all about mind over matter. To help combat a lack of motivation and boredom from your training session, we’ve found 100 songs to get you pumped up and set to finish your routine on a high note. Click here for the 100 best workout songs that will keep you movin’ and groovin’. Happy workout!

100 Best Workout Songs

Find out How Glasses Help us See

It is estimated that around 500 million people have some form of vision impairment. Luckily for most of the Western world, most people have access to glasses, contacts, or even laser eye surgery to correct their vision. Glasses are by far the most popular with approximately 64% of Americans using them every day. But how exactly do glasses help us see? How can two lenses focus an image in HD? To find out, watch the video below.

How to: Use a Foam Roller for Legs

Foam rollers are a staple in many gyms across North America. But if you’ve never used one before, it can be a bit intimidating. Watch the video below for different techniques on how to use a foam roller on your legs. Warning! Some areas on your legs may feel a little tender, like your IT band. Always modify your stretching and pressure to the level you’re at. Best of luck!

 

How to do a Burpee

 

Looking to spice up your workout routine? Try out burpees! This multidimensional exercise will challenge your quads, shoulders, triceps, core, and calves. It will keep your heart rate up and increase your strength and stamina over time. Watch the video below to learn how to do a burpee.

 

The Benefits of Hot Yoga

Sweating profusely in a room full of people while holding a downward dog may not seem like the best way to spend an afternoon, but ask a seasoned yogi and they may disagree. Hot yoga is appealing as it promotes deep stretches and an opportunity to flush toxins through sweat; yet it is very important to note that the practice isn’t for everyone. Click here to read more about hot yoga, what to do to prepare for a class and the benefits you can get by stretching in a hyper stuffy room. Namaste!

Hot Yoga