Reposted from the Fitness Compass blog. We at Fitness Compass have always emphasized the importance of smart training, and part of that is knowing when you need to push yourself and when you need to modify your training to let your body have enough recovery time. One mistake that most gym-goers often make is assuming… Read More Are You Training Too Hard or Not Hard Enough?
Functional training: the term is thrown around so much that it’s become Functional Training with a capital ‘F’ along the lines of TRX or HIIT training. It’s become associated with gimmicky-looking exercises like overhead single-leg squats on a Bosu ball – the more complicated sounding things you can throw in, the better. But if that’s… Read More The F Word
Today’s topic is courtesy of This American Life’s Podcast episode ‘Choosing Wrong’, exploring why people make the wrong choices even though the right one is lying in front of them. I found it interesting to see how people’s decisions could be so influenced by social pressure, even if it went against their common sense and… Read More Harder, Better, Faster… Stronger?
I haven’t updated my blog in a while and figured it was time to do so again, but until then here is a little throwback to one of my videos on Fitness Compass‘s Instagram account a while ago! It’s a simple post but also one I think is important as it can apply to any… Read More Little Tweaks
Disclaimer: don’t read this post unless you intend on getting off your butt and trying these moves out for yourself! I’m only half kidding since a big part of re-teaching your body its natural movements is using those movements throughout the day instead of just switching to the ‘off’ button again once your 60… Read More What’s Easier Than Basic?
I figured this would be a good question to start off with. It seems like a d’oh kind of a question, an easy question with easy answers. Fat loss. See? That was easy. What else? To be healthier, stronger. Could be more specific, but sure. Now what else? Most people might start to draw a blank right now. The point… Read More Why Exercise?