Fitness

Fitness

Daily exercise is important to your body and your mind! MYWINERADIO recommends you do some amount of physical activity each day. Always consult your physician before starting a fitness routine.

  • DIY Beast Mode Gear: How to Build Your Own Barbell
    on April 5, 2020 at 1:00 PM

    I am living in Japan where heavy lifters are rare and gym equipment is very expensive. So I decided to build my own barbell from scratch. Here's how I did it, so you can do it too. There have been plenty of challenges living for the past six years as an American in Japan. First of all, finding shoes my size is a challenge at best and damn near impossible at worst. Finding t-shirts that don’t choke me while not simultaneously being covered in non-sensical (or at least grammatically incorrect) English is another. And let’s not even get into trying to find a decent steak.   read more

  • 8-Week Workout Plan for Push Up Strength and Power
    on April 3, 2020 at 7:29 PM

    The push up may have fallen off the radar for most strength programs, but it's still is a powerful addition to any fitness plan. How many push ups can you do? 20 or 30? 50? More? Maybe you’re one of the unlucky souls who can only manage five reps with questionable form. Say the word “exercise,” and the push up inevitably will be thought of as the movement of choice. For decades and possibly centuries, men have pointed to the push up as a true test of strength, not to mention machismo. How much simpler can it get than to just drop to the ground and start pumping away?   read more

  • 2020: The Year Push-Ups Were First Invented
    on April 2, 2020 at 9:29 PM

    If your coach and trainer had never made you do a push-up ever before, you're probably beginning to think like it was only just invented. Great coaches and trainers don't steal. They just take something that was already there and name it after themselves. Yoga too pagan-y for you then, how about mobility? Circuit training too YMCA-y for you then how about CrossFit? Dancing too dance-y for you then how about Zumba? CrossFit too CrossFit-y for you then how about F45? We could go on forever because it does go on forever.   read more

  • The Importance of the Jerk Balance For Footwork
    on March 29, 2020 at 8:00 PM

    This video from Bob Takano is especially valuable for those lifters who are having difficulty “feeling” the position of the bar overhead and the effects of proper footwork.  The split jerk is actually a two-step with the back foot landing first and thus gaining traction first. This has the effect of pushing the bar forward under the bar as it locks out overhead.   This exercise teaches the proper “prancing” action of the front foot while reinforcing the drive from the shoulders in front of the neck. If this is a problem of yours or one of your athletes, include the movement early in the session until the footwork becomes well ingrained.   read more

  • Morning Mobility Check-In
    on March 29, 2020 at 11:01 AM

    Your true mobility is only as good as it is when you first roll out of bed in the morning.   Last week, I wrote about how mobility—the ability to move and be moved freely and easily—is not a separate facet of fitness. Rather, mobility is an expression of your fitness, and informs your moment-to-moment reality.   read more

  • Training at Home During the COVID-19 Pandemic
    on March 26, 2020 at 5:04 PM

    With three to 8 weeks completely off training, you will lose some muscle. The good news it only takes 2-3 weeks to retain it. Right now, we all need to stay home, stay safe, stay healthy, and try to stay strong. The final part of that sentence might be something you are anxious about. Many stressed-out people have contacted me worrying about losing their gains. So, are they right to be worried?   My answer is emphatic…no!   There are two parts to that answer:   read more

  • Good Mornings Are an Excellent Auxiliary Movement
    on March 25, 2020 at 8:00 PM

    The Good Morning is an exceptional exercise for stretching the hamstrings and in some cases the ankles. It also helps for developing the hamstrings for athletic movements. Strict good mornings with the feet placed wide, the knees locked and the back held straight is an excellent movement that solves a number of problems for beginning lifters. They also provide supplemental strengthening for veteran lifters.   The lifter should take the barbell on the shoulders behind the neck, and step away from the racks, and assume a stance with at least 90 degrees between the thighs.   read more

  • The 8-Minute Bodyweight Circuit: Does It Actually Work?
    on March 25, 2020 at 8:00 AM

    An 8-minute, no-equipment workout that actually works - sound like a gimmick? Researchers reviewed the literature on bodyweight exercise and came up with this new circuit. I love research that makes exercise more accessible to everyone. An article published by the American College of Sports Medicine[1] does just that. read more

  • Individualizing Training: Structural Balance, Intensity and Autoregulation
    on March 24, 2020 at 3:13 PM

    Adopt a general training framework and use these methodologies to adapt our programming to take into account factors influenced by individualization. Writing programs is easy. You just need to do between 1-20 sets of 1-100 reps per muscle group at between 5-120% of your 1RM and rest for 1-300 minutes between sets. It’s science. This is obviously an exaggeration of what is written in most textbooks, but most textbooks provide general guidelines but fail to explain how to individualize those numbers for your client.   read more

  • Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About the Plank but Were Afraid to Ask
    on March 23, 2020 at 5:10 PM

    Bet you didn't know how much history we have on the plank. Here's what it’s good for, its variations, and debunking some of the myths surrounding this ideal pandemic-friendly exercise. Let’s start with the first and most commonly known thing about the plank and that is how to perform one. A standard plank is performed with arms shoulder-width apart and toes on the ground, raise your body until your body is in a line, from the top of your head to the top of your heels. If you are interested in learning more about the plank and its history and variations, continue reading below.   read more

  • Total Body Workout with Nik Naidoo
    by Lexi Campbell on April 1, 2020 at 6:00 PM

    Lock in and put your endurance to the test with this 3-move AMRAP workout with Under Armour trainer Nik Naidoo. The post Total Body Workout with Nik Naidoo appeared first on Under Armour.

  • 20 Minute AMRAP Home Workout with Victoria Brown
    by Lexi Campbell on March 30, 2020 at 6:00 PM

    Fitness instructor Victoria Brown takes us through a 20 minute HIIT workout – no equipment needed. The post 20 Minute AMRAP Home Workout with Victoria Brown appeared first on Under Armour.

  • Gazing Meditation
    by Amy Hoehn on March 30, 2020 at 1:30 PM

    You look at objects all day long, but did you know that just one of them can help calm and center you? The post Gazing Meditation appeared first on Under Armour.

  • Mantra Meditation
    by Christopher Tompkins on March 27, 2020 at 1:30 PM

    Om. The word is only two letters and one syllable, but can be incredibly powerful when used as part of your meditation practice. Om. The post Mantra Meditation appeared first on Under Armour.

  • 10 Minute HIIT Workout with Alex Aust
    by Lexi Campbell on March 26, 2020 at 9:00 PM

    Get in a burn with this AMRAP home workout with professional lacrosse player Alex Aust. 10 minutes, no equipment needed. The post 10 Minute HIIT Workout with Alex Aust appeared first on Under Armour.