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Published:Tuesday | April 30, 2019 | 8:55 PMMarvin Gordon/Contributor

One of the best things you can do for your joints is to exercise regularly, but training can also be downright dangerous for them. And it is not just runners and heavy lifters who are at risk; every form of training will have some impact on your...

Published:Tuesday | April 23, 2019 | 5:01 PMMarvin Gordon/Contributor

As we age, joint health is one thing we expect to lose. From back pain to arthritis, it is all considered a part of 'getting old'. Yet joint issues are also common in young people. And while most people learn to live with their joint issues...

Published:Thursday | April 11, 2019 | 7:26 PMMarvin Gordon/Contributor

With summer-body goals in mind, many have already started hitting the streets, parks, and gyms in search of the ideal summer look. While realistic goal setting and consistency are important, the habits that one foster can make or break his or her...

Published:Thursday | April 11, 2019 | 7:22 PMMarvin Gordon/Contributor

Resistance bands might seem like just another 'glute exercise' fad among women but there might be some method to the madness. In fact, adding resistance bands to your training can provide huge benefits for men and women alike. From...

Published:Thursday | April 11, 2019 | 7:01 PMMarvin Gordon/Contributor

Exercise-related injuries are among those things people tend to forget about until disaster hits. Whether one is planning, training or recovering, injuries aren't usually given much thought. The result is the common cycle: train hard, get...

Published:Thursday | April 11, 2019 | 6:43 PMMarvin Gordon/Contributor

Protein supplements are all the rage these days. If you have ever even thought about fitness, chances are you have been inundated with the idea that you need protein powder. Whether it be the guys at the gym or influencers on Instagram, there seems...

Published:Monday | March 18, 2019 | 7:55 PMMarvin Gordon/Contributor

Strong, healthy spinal erectors are a fundamental element of a healthy body. The erectors are not 'show' muscles and they receive even less attention than other back muscle but their role is not something that should be overlooked. Still,...

Published:Monday | March 11, 2019 | 6:15 PMMarvin Gordon/Contributor

If there is one area where loaded carries shine, it is in their simplicity. For an exercise that is as beneficial and versatile as a loaded carry is, one probably expects that it requires some expensive machine or the flexibility and strength of a...

Published:Monday | February 18, 2019 | 3:39 PMMarvin Gordon/Contributor

Training basic movement patterns provide a healthy foundation for exercise and everyday performance. It builds fitness while improving joint health and promoting exercise safety. If one can execute the primal movement patterns proficiently, the...

Published:Monday | February 11, 2019 | 7:25 PMMarvin Gordon/Contributor

Training is, most often, thought of in terms of muscles. For example, we think squat to strengthen your quads and glutes. It's no surprise: we know that certain exercises will affect certain muscles, therefore, we build training programmes...

Published:Wednesday | January 23, 2019 | 2:58 PMMarvin Gordon/Contributor

Understanding fitness-related measurements makes health goals much easier to accomplish. In fact, one should never start any fitness programme without an understanding of how these measurements affect training, nutrition and results. Here are three...

Published:Wednesday | January 16, 2019 | 9:37 PMMarvin Gordon/Contributor

Posture is too important to foundational fitness to be left to chance. Bad posture hinders performance and leads to injury. In addition, it is easy to create bad posture through improper training and even everyday activities such as sitting. Not...

Published:Thursday | January 10, 2019 | 10:03 PMMarvin Gordon/Contributor

With the holidays in full swing, planning is the best thing you can do for your health and fitness. Chances are, you are going to be making new year's resolutions anyway, so why not put some thought into them? Instead of the usual, 'I will...

Published:Wednesday | January 9, 2019 | 11:08 PMMarvin Gordon/Contributor

Posture does not often appear among New Year's fitness goals. This is unfortunate because posture provides a detailed description of the health of muscles and joints. It also affects health and performance significantly and is likely to be...

Published:Wednesday | January 9, 2019 | 10:20 PMMarvin Gordon/Contributor

By this time next week, millions would have started their two-week annual foray into the world of fitness. New Year's resolution fresh in their minds and no clear goal other than wanting to look like an Instagram model, most will abandon the...

Published:Wednesday | December 12, 2018 | 9:54 PMMarvin Gordon/Contributor

Christmas is only two weeks away. With the rush and traffic, not to mention personal holiday preparations, it is getting hard for many people to stick to their workout programmes. In spite of the time constraints, with the right approach, much can...

Published:Wednesday | December 5, 2018 | 9:21 PMMarvin Gordon/Contributor

Full gyms and crowded running trails are the New Year norms. The Christmas season, on the other hand, is the opposite. Training is absent from most persons' holiday plans and only after the parties and Christmas dinners do we start to think...

Published:Wednesday | November 28, 2018 | 12:13 AMMarvin Gordon/Contributor

The Christmas season is upon us. The countdown to fun, food, frolic, and, of course, family, has officially begun. Soon fitness will be sacrificed at the holiday altar, as we try to make the most of the season. We don't even need the numerous...

Published:Tuesday | November 20, 2018 | 11:12 PMMarvin Gordon/Contributor

In today's world, it seems there are never enough hours in the day. We have so much to do each day, and sleep tends to be the area that gets the least attention.'Project deadlines approaching? Pull a couple of all-nighters.' 'Wanna workout? Wake up...

Published:Wednesday | November 14, 2018 | 12:18 AMMarvin Gordon/Contributor

These days, it seems the 'superfood' label is thrown at anything you can consume: 'Eat this food to lose weight', 'Eat that one to live to 150'...and the list grows on.While the chia seed has been victim to this 'superfood' marketing ploy, it does...

Published:Thursday | November 8, 2018 | 6:21 PMMarvin Gordon/Contributor

Lunges are among the top lower-body exercises around. From strength to flexibility to balance, there are many benefits. To make the most of lunges, however, they must be done correctly. Butchering the form during lunges is a quick way to pain and...

Published:Wednesday | October 31, 2018 | 10:36 PMMarvin Gordon/Contributor

Based on their online reputations, squats and lunges couldn't be more different: squats are the famous distant relative we want to tell everyone about, while lunges seem to fall somewhere between criminal sibling and the weird aunt you hide...

Published:Wednesday | September 26, 2018 | 12:12 AMMarvin Gordon/Contributor

Big butts are all the rage nowadays. Women try everything from squats to the latest band exercise craze, and even injections and surgery to enhance the aesthetic appeal of their assets. But does it serve any real...

Published:Wednesday | May 2, 2018 | 12:00 AMMarvin Gordon/Contributor

With the myriad training technologies and methodologies available, it can be difficult deciding which best suits your needs.Take strength training, for example. One of the most common choices is free weights vs machine based training. While it is...

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