Cardio, Strength, and Stretching: A Blog
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Cardio, Strength, and Stretching: A Blog

There are so many different types of exercise, but if asked to categorize them, people often lump them into three categories. The first is cardiovascular exercise. This is any aerobic exercise that puts your lungs and heart to work. The second is strength-based exercise, which includes weight lifting and other exercises focused on making your muscles stronger. The third is stretching, which focuses on elongating muscles and increasing flexibility. Most exercise programs include a little of all three. However, there's a lot of room for variety here. We will write more about exercise in all of its forms on this blog. Welcome!


Cardio, Strength, and Stretching

  • Keys To Engaging The Instructor In A Self-Defense Class

    8 March 2023

    When you take a women's self-defense class, you can expect to learn a number of techniques that you can employ to keep yourself safe from an attacker. Once you've learned the fundamentals, you'll actually get to put what you've learned into practice by physically engaging the instructor. There's no need to worry about hurting them, as they'll be wearing a padded protective suit over their entire body. Being able to practice with the instructor is critical to feeling confident about your ability to defend yourself in a real-life scenario.

  • Three Mountain Climber Variations To Try

    3 March 2023

    While it can be fun to use the treadmill and elliptical trainer at your local gym to improve your cardiovascular fitness, it's always useful to have some equipment-free exercises in mind that you can try. You'll often see other gym members working on their cardio without the use of equipment. All you need is an open space on the floor. Many people use mountain climbers as a form of cardio. This simple exercise, in which you essentially get into a plank position and then move your legs as though you're running, improves cardio and builds muscle.

  • Try These Weights When Doing Lunges

    23 February 2023

    Lunges are an excellent body-weight strength training exercise that you can do at the gym. This simple exercise, which involves taking a step forward, lowering your body until your front thigh is parallel to the ground, and then returning to an upright position, builds strength in several muscle groups. Through dedication to this exercise, you can expect to strengthen your leg muscles and glutes. A lot of people find that the weight of their own body provides enough resistance during lunges, but you may eventually decide what you wish to increase the resistance.

  • Suit Your Schedule: How A 24-Hour Gym Can Improve Your Life

    21 February 2023

    If you haven't joined a 24-hour gym, now's the time to do that. You might not think you need a 24-hour gym, but that's not the case. 24-hour gyms give you access to exercise when you need it. If you're not sure you need a 24-hour gym membership, read the list provided below. Here are four ways a gym benefits your body and mind.  Insomnia If you suffer from insomnia, a 24-hour gym can help.

  • Strength Training: 2 Exercises You Can Do At The Gym

    8 February 2023

    Strength training is an important part of any fitness routine — it can help build and maintain muscle, improve coordination, and increase overall strength. With that in mind, here are a few exercises you can do at the gym to incorporate strength training into your workout. Lunges Lunges are among the most effective exercises for developing lower-body strength and power that you could try at the gym. When done correctly, they help build balance and stability while also building strength in the glutes, thighs, and calves.