Fitness & Cardio

3 Major Health Benefits of Jumping Jacks

They may look like child’s play, but jumping jacks offer a slew of benefits — whether you’re 12 or 65. In a recent article with Insider.com, Jonathan Mike, a strength and conditioning coach and professor... more »

UH Football Coach: “We’re Not in Shape Right Now”

Less than a month from now, the University of Houston football team will begin its 2020 season — barring any potential setbacks from the COVID-19 pandemic. And though the Cougars are approaching nearly six weeks... more »

6 Body-Weight Exercises to Increase Multidirectional Movement

In strength and conditioning, most coaches and trainers identify functional movement exercises in six categories: squatting, hinging, pushing, pulling, rotating, and core stabilization. This set of exercises focuses on functional body-weight movements in all planes... more »

Build Endurance with this Weight-Free Strength-Training Workout

Looking for a strength-training workout that doesn't require any weights or bands? Ela Dugan, a certified personal trainer and nutrition coach in Massachusetts has you covered. In a recent article in Runner's World, Dugan shared... more »

Answering 3 FAQs on the Benefits of Rowing

In a recent article with the British publication, Coach Mag, world champion rower Matthew Tarrant reviewed the benefits of utilizing a rowing machine as a form of cardio and conditioning. There are many advantages of... more »

Speed Kills: Incorporating agility training give programs an edge

Nowadays, every athlete is bigger, stronger, and faster than those from previous generations.  Offensive linemen, once thought of as the “hogs” of the football team, are running sub-five second 40-yard dashes and sub-eight second three-cone... more »

Tips to better cycling techniques

With the COVID-19 pandemic limiting the access to gyms and fitness centers and adjoining fitness equipment, many athletes from youth to recreational to professional, have turned to cycling as an easy and effective mean to... more »

Recreational running done the right way

Even before the COVID-19 pandemic shut off athletes from gyms and fitness centers, running has always been of the best (and, not to mention, cheapest) ways to get exercise and fresh air. What can be... more »

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