5 Tips for Getting More Out of Your Workout

When it comes to improving your health, after changing your diet, the next step is to get yourself a gym membership and to start getting into a good workout routine. A lot of people can feel a bit overwhelmed when they first start hitting the gym. Losing the love handles and gaining some muscle is… Read More

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5 Tips for Weathering an Outdoor Fitness Boot Camp in Winter

If your upcoming fitness boot camp is going to take place outdoors during the fall or winter months, you may be dealing with factors that can affect your safety and well-being including low temperatures, inclement conditions, and drier air. Do not miss these essential cold-weather fitness safety tips: Warm Up (Literally) All proper fitness boot… Read More

How to Avoid Shoulder Pain During a Press-up

How to Avoid Shoulder Pain During a Press-up (aka Push-up for our American friends). One of the best things about boot camp fitness workouts is the fact that they often require very little equipment. Whether you are in a class with a dozen other people or have put together your own makeshift boot camp workout… Read More

What is the RAMP Method (as used in Exercise & Fitness)?

Warming-up (or movement preparation) before a training session is crucial in aiding participants to get the best results from their session. A RAMP warm-up, developed by Dr. Ian Jeffreys, can be very useful (for both trainers and participants) in making sure that the body is well prepared and ready for the coming exercise. RAMP stands for:… Read More

Some Good Ways To Get Ready For Boot Camp

Introduction This article has absolutely nothing to do with packing a toothbrush or a change of underwear! Such preparation is important, but nowhere nearly as important as readying yourself from a mental and physical standpoint. Without such preparation, your boot camp experience will most likely be a miserable one that sours you on the entire… Read More

Why Is Warming-up before Exercising So Important?

Introduction If you are interested in going to the gym or doing any other physical activity, you have probably heard a million times that you need to warm-up well before you start exercising. Different people have different reasons why they believe that the warm-up is obligatory, but everyone agrees that you should not skip it.… Read More

Assessing the Evidence regarding Warm-ups for Military Fitness Testing

Research Paper Title Warm-ups for military fitness testing: rapid evidence assessment of the literature. Background Warm-up exercises are commonly used before exercise as a method to physiologically prepare for strenuous physical activity. Various warm-up exercises are often implemented but without scientific merit and, at times, may be detrimental to performance. To date, no systematic reviews… Read More