Okay, so you’ve done your research, you know why you should get into weightlifting, and you’re ready to jump right in. Great! But, now what? You could watch a bunch of YouTube videos, follow some Fitfluencers, or download one of the hottest new fitness apps, but some of us just like to get our hands dirty and do things our own way. If you’re not the type to live by someone else’s book, but still appreciate a gentle spot, we’re here to help. Whatever your goals and no matter your schedule, use this guide to build a workout routine that works for you.
There are two philosophies that most guys take on in the face of a training-related injury. They either stubbornly work through the pain, or sit on the sidelines with resistance bands, core strengthening exercises, and excessive stretching. In both cases, you’re probably going to see some lost progress. And while these recovery-type exercises are definitely the better choice, and are probably good things to include in your repertoire, why wait for an injury? Skip the recovery period and get ahead of potential injuries with a proper training routine. Lifting safe doesn’t have to get in the way of getting stronger. Here are 6 tips that can be incorporated into any training philosophy.
Step into a gym and look around. Chances are you’ll see just about everyone with a phone out. Sometimes it looks like there’s more texting than there is training going on in there. And while some of these ‘athletes’ are taking up precious space on the leg press machine, scrolling through Instagram, others are using their device to their advantage. There are thousands of apps out there to help you take your fitness to the next level, but sorting the game changers from the screen wasters can be quite tedious. To simplify things, we’re here with the best fitness apps on the market. You’ve probably got your phone with you anyways, so you might as well put it to use. ...
Welcome to our first installment of Suppy Spotlight. Here we feature athletes and fitness leaders from across Canada and learn about their diet, their routines, and their deepest darkest secrets (okay, maybe not their darkest secrets). Our first guest is Toronto-based fitness trainer, entrepreneur, and total badass, Karina Vee.
Step into a gym and look around. The weight room is disproportionately crowded with dudes, usually making noise and taking up space. Head over to the cardio section and you’ll notice the opposite on the treadmills. For women, lifting weights is intimidating, and there’s a lot of misinformation out there to scare you off. If you’ve always struggled with getting in shape, or if you want to take your fitness to the next level, chances are cardio alone won’t get you there. While there are definitely still stereotypes that exist, more and more women are reaching for the weights in the gym. Here are 9 reasons why you should too.