Are you one of those athletes that have noticed that you always do better in workouts that are "Task Orientated" rather than "Time Specific?" (Go ahead, take a second to think about it and I'll explain) "Task Orientated" workouts ask a pre-prescribed amount of work out of you. Meaning that once you've completed what is asked, you're done. No starting back front the top, no adding weight, no round two. Most athletes excel at this style of workout because they can see a clear beginning and end. We know these style of workouts as "FOR
Caused by inflammation of the thick fascia tissues of the heels and underside of the foot, Plantar fasciitis is a common running / functional fitness injury and usually triggered by overuse of the feet during periods of heightened training. Sadly, roughly 10 percent of the adult population suffers from the condition, which usually causes exercise cessation. Compounded by the negative effects of improperly cooling down or exercising with poor form, plantar fasciitis can affect either one heel at a time (usually in the dominant foot), or both simultaneously. (In the functional fitness world, we usually
1. Warrior 1 Reach your left leg back and bend your right knee directly over your right ankle. Place your left foot flat at a 45-degree angle. Make sure your right ankle and foot are at a 90-degree angle (pointing forward) and that your right heel is aligned with your left heel. (People with ankle problems may lift the heel, and balance on the toes). Draw your right, outer hip back, and align your right thigh parallel to the ground. Lift your torso and arch your upper back slightly, raising arms overhead. Point fingers up
If it’s a flat belly, a more sculpted upper body, or a stronger heart you’re after this fall, we’ve got you covered. If you want a truly diced midsection (think Brad Pitt in Fight Club), or you're just trying to ditch the "DAD BOD (more like Leo DiCaprio)," either way we're gonna have to put down that pumpkin spiced latte and back away from the chips and salsa. Now I know what you're thinking, "That sounds impossible. I'm a dude, I don't have time to eat like a rabbit and workout for hours on
Probiotic = A substance that stimulates the growth of microorganisms, especially those with beneficial properties (such as those of the intestinal flora). Probiotics have become some of the most highly talked about supplements of the last five years. While still in their infancy in terms of supplementation, they have been a dietary staple for thousands of years. Primarily found in foods that are fermented, we are consuming less and less probiotics in our daily meals, as the American diet has progressively moved away from fermentation. Most people associate bacteria with disease and illness, but there
Serves: 16 Hands-on time: 20 minutes Total time: 1 hour, 10 minutes (plus overnight chilling time) INGREDIENTS: 1 cup whole-wheat flour 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder (or sweetened if that's the way you roll) 1 tbsp cinnamon, ground 1 tsp baking powder 1/4 tsp sea salt 1 cup cooked sweet potato 1/2 cup honey 1/4 cup olive oil 1 tsp pure vanilla extract 6 egg whites Olive oil cooking spray ICING 1/2 cup low-fat plain cream cheese 3 tbsp honey 1 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder 1/2 tsp cinnamon, ground 1 tbsp water (optional) INSTRUCTIONS: Preheat oven to 350°F. Prepare brownies: Combine flour,
Did you know that in some studies researchers found SUGAR to be more addictive than COCAINE! (Yeah, let that sink in for a moment) This is part in thanks to a feel-good chemical in which our brain produces, DOPAMINE. When you eat something sugary whether it’s a cupcake, a candy bar, or even a wholesome piece of fruit (like mango), your brain releases pleasure-giving dopamine response. For most, this satisfies the craving. But for many, there is a compulsive desire to repeat that pleasure or “high” when it’s too strong to resist. As you eat more sweets to get
Condiments are typically overlooked, or brushed off as “harmless,” or eaten in such small quantities that they're considered freebies. (I mean it's only a spoonful right?) They make bland foods taste better and good foods taste great. But they can also turn an otherwise nutritious meal into a metabolic nightmare, one tablespoon at a time. Small, frequent doses of potentially harmful ingredients can be far from benign, having a significant negative effect on the body. In fact, there is scientific evidence that more significant health effects may occur at low doses than high, especially for hormone-disrupting chemicals.