To transform your body, to get fit, to be healthy and to feel great you gotta exercise. A recent study published in The Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, found that static stretching — stretching muscles while the body is at rest to gradually lengthen a muscle to the point of discomfort and holding that position for 30 seconds or more — before a workout actually decreases muscle strength by 5.5 per cent.
If you are an active, exercise conscious traveler that would rather spend an hour in the gym (versus an hour in the terminal watching television), or an active traveler who would rather take a yoga class (versus wandering through trinket shops), can help you find a gym in, near or around select popular US and Canadian international airports.
If you have access to prenatal exercise classes, sign up. Not only are the workouts modified for pregnancy, but you also get to bond with your fellow moms-to-be over charming symptoms such as heartburn, swollen feet and hemorrhoids You might even get labor tips.
The hill is essentially an incline plane.” Using this same concept, the Total Gym glide board acts as a surface, your own body weight along with calibrated levels acts as resistance – allowing you to customize a workout based on your individual needs.
Another downside to pairing up muscle groups is that whichever muscle group you happen to be working on for the second part of your workout, won’t get as much of a workout as the first muscle group, because you’re already fatigued from the first half.