Did you know that holding your body in a prone position just a few inches off the floor is both challenging and great for your physique? That’s right, planks are all the rage, replacing crunches as the go-to core exercise. Everyone's planking these days—elite athletes, my mom and dad, and even 71-year-olds breaking world records. We can thank our yoga and Pilates instructors for this one!
Every Sunday night, I plop down on the couch for an hour straight to watch my favorite show, Game of Thrones. It's impossible to resist my love for dragons, action-packed battles, and the crazy power trips! But instead of sitting for an hour, I created a workout game that I do while the show is playing. It allows me to get in a good workout while watching.
Injury prevention is a major concern for any runner. Let’s face it, you're not going to get too far with a torn ligament in your foot, knee, or back. And don’t get me started on shin splints — they're the worst! It's critical that you take all necessary precautions to prevent an injury from sneaking into your training schedule.
Many of us want our workouts to be like the meals we cook—fast, fun, convenient, and good for us. Luckily, workouts are similar to recipes. We can add, subtract, or adjust them to fit our needs. Whether you have a busy schedule or you are just a morning person, this workout will start your day off right!
Despite a freakish May snowfall here at Anytime HQ, summer has pretty much arrived for most of us in North America. It’s the time of year when everyone wants to be outside biking, hiking, running, golfing, swimming, gardening, grilling, or whatever your chosen activity may be.
It’s all-too-easy to skip the gym on days like these. But we’re here to set you straight. Turns out that now might just be the very best time to get in the gym. Self-serving? Most assuredly. But that doesn’t make it any less true! Allow us to explain.
We've all heard it before—one of the cornerstones of keeping a healthy body is keeping that body well-hydrated. Drinking water helps regulate your body temperature, transport nutrients and oxygen to the necessary parts of your body, lubricate joints, and flush out toxins and waste. But sometimes, even when we know what's best for us, it can be difficult to follow through. If you're battling with hydration, try some of these easy tricks to up your H20 intake.
"If You Think You Can't, You Can."
Warrior Dash is a mud-crawling, fire-leaping, extreme running event. This fierce running series is held on the most challenging and rugged terrain across the globe. And now, it’s also a great way to help St. Jude Children's Research Hospital save children from cancer and other deadly diseases.
As the temperature rises, so should your workout intensity! This month's workout calendar has been designed to "take it up a notch." We'll keep things interesting by linking to some of our custom workouts right in the calendar. Just add in your favorite cardio and strength sessions at the gym and you'll keep charging ahead toward your goals.
In the highly anticipated Iron Man 3, Tony Stark is faced with a very important question: Is he in control of his own destiny or has it been chosen for him? For some of us, this is an ongoing question we can easily relate to. So here's your chance for a little workout retribution!
When you have a race or other athletic event on the calendar, you follow a training regimen to prepare yourself. But are you equally intentional about the food you consume leading up to the big day?
This guide explains the why, who, what, and when of healthy carbohydrate-loading before a race. And it's not all garlic bread, pasta, and potatoes!
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