Whenever you walk into the gym you see someone doing it. Contorted in weird positions, a Styrofoam log underneath their leg, rolling across the floor with the same painful expression on their face that Skins fans make when Dan Snyder makes another bad decision.
Warm-ups are essential for all modes of exercise but unfortunately, many people neglect this very important part of their routine. So what is a warmup? It is a common misconception that doing a few arm crosses and quad stretches will get you all ready for your brutal workout that’s to come.
We sat down with VIDA yogi, Mario Austin to get his take on yoga and explain why more men should take up the practice. We’ve compiled the essential bits of knowledge for those thinking about starting a practice and ways to get more out of your next group session if you’re already part of the yoga community.
Summer is a glorious time to run, but it can also be dangerous. As your body metabolizes fuel to power your run, it produces a tremendous amount of heat as a by-product. If this heat can’t be lost somehow, the result can be diminished performance, heat exhaustion, heat stroke, and even death.
I want to start this section off by saying no squat is “perfect”. Squat patterns change on a case to case basis due to differing limb and torso lengths since no two people are the same. That being said, there are definite movements patterns everyone should do to maximize muscle growth, improve strength, and avoid injury.
This U Street personal trainer has ran a marathon in every US state, plus one in every continent except South America (yes, even Antarctica.) He describes his love for running as “not obsessed, just enthusiastic” and credits his marathon hobby as the reason he’s been able to see so much of the world.