The 5 Most Common Gym Injuries—and How to Prevent Them

Whatever your fitness goals, getting injured surely isn’t one of them. But according to a study from the University of Arkansas, there has been a 35 percent increase in gym injuries in recent years. Personal trainer Justin Price, M.A., who owns The BioMechanics, a corrective exercise and functional fitness facility in San Diego, says there are two main reasons for workout-related injuries. The first is poor posture during the day, which eventually weakens your entire musculoskeletal structure. To combat this, make sure [...]

Can You Gain Muscle While Losing Weight?

For many people trying to lose weight, their body goal comes with a buddy: muscle gain. It’s not as simple as aesthetics. Healthy levels of muscle mass are vital to overall health, especially as you lose weight. Lean muscle supports your strength, energy levels, mobility, heart, and insulin health. It’s linked to a longer life span and plays a major role in your basal metabolic rate. The problem is that most of the time when people succeed at their weight-loss goals, they wind up [...]

What You Should Know About Walking for Weight Loss

When it comes to weight loss workout strategies, walking is totally underrated. It’s time to change that. It has plenty going for it, including that you don’t have to wear Spandex, you don’t have to go to a special gym to do it, and you can even get medals for it (more on that below). And there’s no learning curve. Not only can you lose weight by doing it, but the more you weigh, the easier it’s going to be [...]

20 “Build a Perfect Body” Tips for Women

When it comes to building muscle and losing body fat, there is a lot of information out there that can be confusing to women. In reality, it’s pretty simple; the bottom line is results. Use these 20 tips and you’ll start seeing results. #1 – Eat clean Keep those calories clean even if your primary goal is muscle growth (and not fat loss). Eat nutrient-dense wholesome foods to build and support muscle growth. #2 – Eat, don’t starve No matter the goal, starving yourself [...]

5 Home Gym Hacks For Small Spaces

1. Know Your Machines You should know the kind of workouts that your body type needs and buy your home gym equipment accordingly. There’s no point in splurging on machinery that you’ll never even use. Moreover, you’ll only be taking up precious space that can be otherwise utilized in a number of different ways. Knowing the gym machines you need also means you know your body and where it needs improvement. This understanding will help you better your exercise and diet [...]