Blogs about Endurance

“Since I do plenty of cardio I don’t need to do any leg work...”

This is a common misconception in the gym.  And here are the reasons why… 

Resistance Training For Fat Loss

Ok…so you’ve finally broken down and realized the benefits of adding resistance training to your workout routine. Good for you!! You’ll increase bone density, increase tissue strength, increase metabolism, endurance, power and decrease body fat. Wow!! Sign me up! But the problem is, beginners aren’t really sure where to start. I mean c’mon…reps, sets, intensity, tempo, training variables…what’s it all mean?

Exercise & Nutrition

Can you exercise on a regular basis and not be healthy? Can you fill your body with healthy foods and still not be healthy? The answer to both questions is, yes! If you are exercising and still fueling your body with empty calories then you are like a hamster running on a wheel. Its little legs are going and going but he isn’t getting anywhere and neither are you. The same goes for exercise. If you are feeding your body nutritious foods but you aren’t strengthening your muscles your body will not function to the best of its ability.

Active for Adoption - Adoption Awareness Foundation

AMP Personal Fitness and the Adoption Awareness Foundation have partnered to form the Active for Adoption Endurance Event Team.  Active for Adoption Endurance Event Team is a training and fundraising program.   Since we just formed in September 2013, this year is at a very grassroots level.  Next year we plan on continued growth to bring this team up to the same levels as other endurance training teams. 

Active for Adoption - Adoption Awareness Foundation

AMP Personal Fitness and the Adoption Awareness Foundation have partnered to form the Active for Adoption Endurance Event Team. Active for Adoption Endurance Event Team is a training and fundraising program.   Since we just formed in September 2013, this year is at a very grassroots level.  Next year we plan on continued growth to bring this team up to the same levels as other endurance training teams. 

YES, YOU CAN DRINK TOO MUCH WATER!

This has become my rally for the past several summers...as the temps start to rise, the need for people to drink more also rises. But many people also resort to drinking more than their bodies need just to help keep hunger at bay--true hunger cannot be squashed by drinking more water. Hunger is your body's cue telling you that it needs fuel--food. Thirst is your body's cue of telling it needs water--fluids.

Ibuprofen and Exercise

Many athletes take ibuprofen before, during or after exercise to help relieve muscle soreness and to assist in muscle recovery.  I have often overheard athletes jokingly referring to ibuprofen as "Vitamin I" in the ultrarunning community as they swear by the drug's pain reducing effects.  But just how beneficial or safe is the over-the-counter drug during exercise?

The YuBalance Philosophy

Emerging from Yu (a Tao term for being) assembling with the English word for balance (equilibrium, steadiness) is a philosophical approach to attaining sustainable lifelong wellness.  In a culture fixated on instant gratification,

7 benefits of regular physical activity

7 benefits of regular physical activity You know exercise is good for you, but do you know how good? How exercise can improve your life. No. 1: Exercise controls weight

Quick Tip

. To improve your grip strength and endurance wrap a rubber band from your thumb to your little finger and spread your fingers apart against the resistance on the rubber band. Aim for 2 to 3 sets and 50 reps