Covering 135 miles non-stop from Death Valley to Mt. Whitney, CA, the Badwater Ultramarathon is the most demanding and extreme running race offered anywhere on the planet. The start line is at Badwater, Death Valley, which marks the lowest elevation in the Western Hemisphere at 280’ (85m) below sea level. The race finishes at the Mt. Whitney Portals at nearly 8,300’ (2530m). The Badwater course covers three mountain ranges for a total of 13,000’ (3962m) of cumulative vertical ascent and 4,700’
After four years of design and development, a new product out of Solana Beach, California has people scrambling to get their pre-orders in. The ElliptiGO bike is part elliptical, part bicycle and its the first of its kind in the world. The bike is designed to mimic running outdoors while eliminating the high impact nature of the activity. The ElliptiGO 8S is great for runners who want to extend their running lives, cross-training athletes who want to get a serious weight-bearing cardiovascular workout without the
Our days are typically filled with meetings, work projects, school activities, chores, exercise, family time, etc. We have no problem putting all those things on our schedule, but the one thing we often neglect is sleep. We all have too much to do, so be sure to derive the greatest benefit from your time in bed,” stated Andrea Herman, director of the Better Sleep Council. “How well you sleep at night can make all the difference in how productive and
What is your typical morning like? You wake up a few minutes too late, spend a few too many minutes in the shower, and end up with little to no time for breakfast. Maybe you make time for a bagel with cream cheese (empty carbs and fat), or an Egg Mcmuffin (empty carbs, cholesterol, and fat), or a pastry (empty carbs and sugar). As delectable as you may find these options, they aren’t the best way to start your day.
…while we are on the topic of bogus fitness products….I give you, the shake weight.
To put it bluntly, no, they don’t work. Apparently, thousands of women think they do. From the NY Times: “To support the claims, the shoemakers each offer company-financed exercise studies suggesting that the shoes produce a higher level of muscle engagement, at least in a controlled research setting.But the studies don’t show whether more engagement leads to meaningful changes in muscle tone or appearance over time. Nor is it clear whether the high level of engagement continues once the walker
Myth 1: Running on a treadmill is lower impact than running on asphalt. Running is a high-impact activity. It doesn’t matter if it’s on a treadmill or asphalt; it’s all the same. For low impact activities try biking, swimming, or an elliptical machine. Myth 2: Doing crunches or using an ab-machine will burn belly fat. Completely and utterly false. So many people believe doing ab exercises will give them that six-pack they’ve always wanted. Truth of the matter is you
Keep reading… There is a safe, effective, and natural muscle builder lying within your very own body. That’s right… it will help your muscles grow faster while increasing muscular tone. It’s there just waiting to be used, it is just up to YOU to tap this source. Want to know the secret to this muscle building fuel? LIFT LEGS. Many of you out there absolutely despise lifting legs. It is however, a medically proven fact that lifting legs is essential to reap
So many women (and to a lesser degree men) look at the cover models on men’s magazines, or fitness magazines, or any other type of publication and allow them to form their thoughts of perfection. Not only is this potentially damaging from a mental health standpoint, it also sets an individual up for failure. You do NOT need to look like these people on the magazine to enjoy a happy and healthy life. Actually, even the people on the magazine
“Hotel Room Workouts” are a great way to keep to a workout plan and stay motivated on the road. They are almost exclusively body-weight exercises that target your entire body. The above video is a quick workout plan that gives some basics on these type of exercises. Feel free to contact us for a more detailed plan.