Archives for 2010

Food as Fuel

by Bea February 16th, 2010| Eating Tips
We all know that what you eat affects your athletic performance. It seems like common knowledge that eating a diet based on potato chips and soda is not going to get you very far-- although I have seen an athlete win medals on a Pop-Tart and chocolate milk diet.

One Can Equal Three

by MPK February 11th, 2010| Exercises, Strength Training
No, that is not a math equation, nor is it a typographical error.  It's a simple way to expand your exercise regimen.

A while ago we posted an article about muscle confusion.  Simply put, if you continue to do the same exercises, they become less effective.  However, the idea of

5 Ab Exercises

by Louise February 9th, 2010| Exercises, Strength Training
Here on My Fitness Tunes, we have mentioned ab workouts in several of our articles. Developing core strength is essential in order for you to improve your performance in just about anything. Many ab workouts stress different ideas. 5 Minute Abs requires you to perform ten different

Barefeet May Spare Feet

by Bea February 2nd, 2010| Running
A recent article in the Boston Globe re-sparked my interest in the benefits of running barefoot.

On January 28th, 2010,  new research was published about the study of running barefoot that is being led by Harvard scientists. This research showed that people who run with minimal shoes or barefoot usually land

Get Back on the Horse in 2010

by Joe Lawrence January 27th, 2010| Exercises, Strength Training
I'm a huge fan of working out at home.  Ten minute workouts here and there have kept me in shape for years, when gym time was not feasible.  This article will pull two exercises from my martial arts days to build up your quads and glutes.  In other words..."da butt."


Chin-up bar or gun rack? You decide.

by Joe Lawrence January 20th, 2010| Exercise Equipment, Exercises, Strength Training
Chin-ups are an awesome upper body workout and one of the best exercises to build upper back muscles.  Couple chin-ups with a good push-up plan, and you soon will be selling tickets to the gun show!

I was very excited to get a chin-up bar for Christmas.  I had one

Chocolate Milk

by Bea January 12th, 2010| Eating Tips
After a muscle burning and heart pounding workout, what should you be reaching into your fridge for, as you stand there, drenched with sweat? The answer is simple--chocolate milk.

While some people drink water to hydrate themselves and to keep their muscles from cramping, others turn to sports drinks, such

All About Iron

by Louise January 4th, 2010| Eating Tips
Note: Hemoglobin is the iron-containing part of our red blood cells that helps carry oxygen from our lungs to the rest of our body. The words iron and hemoglobin will be used interchangeably throughout this article because low hemoglobin levels are concomitant with low iron levels.

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