August 28, 2012 / Category: Fitness Advisor
Ever wonder what that foam cylinder lying around in the gym is for? It’s a foam roller, a popular tool for relief from sore, tight muslces. It may just be the tool that can improve your flexibility and help prevent injury. After workouts, muscles can become tight and range of motion can feel limited. Muscles are like rubber bands and the further you stretch them, the better they can power you. So grab a foam roller and use these tips to help stretch out and prevent injury.
July 24, 2012 / Category: Fitness Advisor
When time is tight and you have to squeeze in a workout, the first portions that usually get omitted are your warm-up or cool-down, but both are essential to a good workout.
Follow these tips and learn to efficiently incorporate warm-ups and cool-downs into your regular exercise.