September 07, 2012 // Category: Fitness Advisor

Food is fuel and if you don’t have the right fuel or the right amount, you can throw off your workouts. Here’s my guide to know when to eat and what to eat before and after your workouts.

Before a Workout

You don’t want your stomach growling during exercise, but you don’t want to feel like you just ate Thanksgiving dinner either. Ideally, you want to fuel your body with healthy, nutritious foods that are no longer hanging out in your stomach when it’s time to work out.

Chris Freytag
 

August 01, 2012 // Category: Fitness Community

Changing our eating habits can be a challenge for many of us, which is why I look for “swapportunities” at meal time. By getting creative and re-thinking classic recipes, you can make small steps to a healthier lifestyle. These are four of my favorite, but I hope you’ll share your own in the comments as well.

Chris Freytag
 

July 25, 2012 // Category: Hammer Strength

At this year's Hammer Strength Clinics, Life Fitness and Hammer Strength went to 11 different cities around the United States and brought in more than 70 different speakers to share the best in athletic strength training. The 900 attendees included high school and college coaches, pro teams, performance trainers, personal trainers, nutritionists, rehab trainers, and aspiring coaches who are students at colleges and high schools.

Some of this year’s top speakers:

 Joe Kenn, Carolina Panthers, Jeff Connors, East Carolina Pirates, Ron McKeefery, University of Tennessee, John Sisk, Furman University, Pat Ivy, University of Missouri, and Neil Puduzi, Georgia Tech. 

We’ve compiled some of the key learnings from the 2012 Hammer Strength Clinic season. 

Rich Gray
 

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