Posts Tagged ‘fitness’

How to Prepare for Your First Triathlon

Tuesday, April 21st, 2015

You’re good at swimming, biking, and running – does this mean you’re ready to join a triathlon? Not quite yet! For first-time triathletes, it can be a little intimidating and there might also be a lot of mental fear going on. Besides the emotional factor, there’s also the actual preparation to think about such as the training, gear, and equipment.

Generally speaking, a triathlon course consists of a half-mile swim, 10-mile bike, and 5K run. It might take at least six weeks for an average person to train for a sprint tri, but of course, the more time you spend training, the more you get physically acclimated to take on the challenge.

First thing you need to prepare is your gear: swimsuit, bicycle, and running shoes. They should all be comfortable enough for you to use from your first training day to the day of the triathlon. Continue reading “How to Prepare for Your First Triathlon” »

Why Athletes Benefit from Using Hot Tubs

Tuesday, October 7th, 2014

Hot tub hydrotherapy is not a new concept in the sports world. Amateur and professional athletes can expect pain relief and relaxation when they include hot tubs to their training regimen. There are many other benefits of soaking in a hot tub especially for physically active athletes who frequently put their muscles to the test. Continue reading “Why Athletes Benefit from Using Hot Tubs” »

Simply in Shape Tips for College Kids

Monday, January 20th, 2014

College ExerciseFor most students, there simply isn’t enough time in the day to do everything that needs to be done. Unfortunately, exercise seems to be one of the last things to make it on the “to do” list. After the long hours of class, homework, work, and parties, they are simply too exhausted to even think about exercising. And doesn’t all that running around count as exercise anyway? Well…sort of!

If you are a super busy college student and need some help warding off those extra pounds, here are a few easy ways to stay fit while you’re busy in school.

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Summer Fitness Trends

Tuesday, July 2nd, 2013

warrior dashSummer is the perfect time to get fit, and each year the warm weather brings with it new fitness crazes. If you’re looking to get outdoors and try something new this summer, try one of these hot new ways to burn some calories.

Obstacle Course Races

5K races and the like have definitely gotten a lot more inventive in the last few years. There are now tons of unique races to take part in across the country. One fun trend is the “Warrior Dash” and other races that incorporate obstacle elements into the run. Runners are ditching the traditional marathon runs in favor of competitions that include climbing, mud, fire, and even electrified wires in some of the more intense races. It’s the perfect way for hardcore runners to put their endurance to the test, and have a blast in the process.

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Cheap Fitness Programs to Stay Fit During the Off Season

Monday, March 25th, 2013

exerciseAre you looking for a great way to stay fit during the off season? Well, there are a ton of different options out there, but as a college student many options can be expensive. Today I’ll look at some economical ways to stay fit during the off season.

Home fitness programs – P90x and others

A home fitness program is always a great economical solution; with so many videos and dvds out there, training at home is easy. I personally recommend P90x as it is a great program that really hits all areas as it includes weight lifting, cardio, stretching and yoga. The dvds are only around $100 – cheaper if you get them used and you’ll only need to spend another $70 or so for workout bands, a pullup bar and yoga mat.

An alternative to P90x is Insanity. This program focuses more on cardio, so you’re going to have to supplement this with another weights workout separately. Of course there are a ton of different dvd sets that you can get. There has also been a massive surge in fitness apps, so if you have a smart phone, I’d recommend checking the selection to see if anything looks interesting.

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