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We’ve all done bodyweight training before even if you’ve never thought of it as such at the time. Classic bodyweight exercises include push-ups, sit-ups, burpees, and squats, but even activities like running, climbing, and yoga should be considered as forms of bodyweight training, or calisthenics as more properly known.
Many of our customers at Prime often ask us this question. Though there is a science to performance maximization by arranging your training schedule in accordance with your circadian rhythm, the reality is that people train when it’s convenient, when they can or feel like it.
A good warm up not only increases blood flow and body temperature to reduce injury risk, it should also improve your kinesthetic awareness by mimicking the actions you are going to be performing later on.
There is nothing wrong with a man or woman who loves to pump iron!For most people, when they hear the term ‘bodybuilding’, images of hugely muscled, oiled up men/women in bikini suits register in their minds.
To many, the world of working out can seem like it’s full of rules. Keep your back flat during a push-up, squeeze your glutes in a plank—and don’t forget to roll your shoulders down before performing a body-weight squat.
And the winner is…the human body. Ok, so it’s a bit of a trick question. After all, you couldn’t perform any cardio without your body being involved. But the answer is worth pondering over for a minute for there seems to be a growing misconception that somehow cardio training necessitates having some kind of equipment.
You can lose weight through dieting. You can lose weight even faster if you diet and exercise at the same time. But you cannot expect to drop any weight through exercise alone. It’s just impossible to out-train a bad diet.
Do you remember the days when you could eat and drink anything you wanted and still not put on weight? Then sometime in your thirties, things changed and you seemed to be able to put on weight just by thinking about food.
Sometimes the hardest part of making a big change is getting motivated. We sat down with Prime Shanghai’s regular member and fitness enthusiast Angela “Gel” Nibungco to tell us about her incredible transformation story. Talk about motivation and hard work!
If you spend as much time on airplanes as you do at your desk, it’s time to make fitness a part of flying.After all, we’ve all heard about the negative effects of sitting —it can slow your metabolism and contribute to chronic illnesses and back pain.
Any sport or everyday activity will have specific requirements in terms of range of motion (ROM), and optimal levels of flexibility exist accordingly. But just as health issues may arise from having insufficient ROM, hyperflexibility can have its own problems, principally in raising the risk of joint injury.
Workouts on the Go
Stuck on the road with nowhere to workout? Try these awesome full body workouts using just bodyweight/dumbbell exercises to maintain strength and conditioning.