April 16, 2012 // Category: Fitness Community
To most people, a 26.2 mile race is a once-in-a-lifetime experience - if they ever do one at all.
For 46-year-old Matthew Loddy, marathons are a part of daily life, or at least they have been for the past 90 days. On his “2TonRun” the determined father of two from Kings Langley, Hertfordshire will run 100 marathons in 100 days, with the goal of raising £100,000 for the Teenage Cancer Trust and St. Francis Hospice in Berkhamsted. His inspiration comes from a promise he made to friend Phil Latham to grow support and awareness for young people with cancer. Phil was cared for at St. Francis before he died of a rare form of stomach cancer in 2010.
April 09, 2012 // Category: Innovation
What is biomechanics and why does it matter for your workout?
Biomechanics is the study of human movement. Biomechanists view the human body as a collection of levers, made of bones which are moved by your muscles. By improving the mechanics of a person’s motion, performance can become more efficient, thus improving speed or accuracy.
These principles have been used to lessen wear and tear on joints in major league pitchers, increase the strength and speed of Olympic athletes, as well as improve the ambulation of cerebral palsy patients.
March 28, 2012 // Category: Fun Side of Fitness
Let’s admit it – one of the best parts about running on a treadmill or sweating it out on the elliptical is getting to watch some of your favorite TV at the same time. But, not just any show will do for a great workout, so I bring to you my Top Ten TV Shows to Workout To:
1. Survivor – The ultimate workout motivation? Knowing I would be the one to survive on a deserted island.
2. Biggest Loser – For obvious reasons.
3. CSI: Miami – The awesome action scenes in a city with a year-round bikini season will definitely motivate.