Category Archives: Workout

Exercise Doesn’t Have to Be So Hard & It’s Never Too Late to Start

exercise

Elin Ekblom-Bak, a former professional soccer player in Sweden, has three kids at home. She still plays soccer for fun now and then, but between work and family life, getting regular exercise can be tough. Yet as a scientist who studies the effects of physical activity, Ekblom-Bak knows how important it is. So for daily […]

This 20-Minute CrossFit Workout Will Push You Hard and Make You Feel Alive!

20-Minute CrossFit Workout

You might ask: what’s the purpose of this total-body workout? The answer, at least from a CrossFit point of view, is to have you breathing heavily for 20 minutes straight, target every part of your body, and make you feel energized and alive! This is an AMRAP workout, which stands for “as many rounds as […]

Post-Activation Potentiation: How This Unique Training Trick Can Help You

Post-Activation Potentiation: How This Unique Training Trick Can Help You 1

Post-activation potentiation (PAP) is a training concept that has garnered a lot of attention among lifters and strength coaches in recent years. Why? Because it has been shown to boost athletic performance both in research studies and practical settings. Most training techniques utilizing PAP involve a strength exercise paired with an explosive movement. You lift […]

You Should Eat After a Workout, Even If You’re Not Hungry — Here’s Why, According to 2 RDs

After a workout

As someone who has dabbled in intermittent fasting, one question that often comes up is whether it’s “bad” for your body to skip eating after a workout — whether you might sabotage your goals of building muscle and losing weight. I usually work out in the morning, as early as 5:30 a.m., but my eating […]