It’s pretty well understood that employees who participate in healthy lifestyles are nearly half as likely to suffer from burn-out, fatigue or depression. Which means that if your team is healthy, they’ll be more productive, creative and happier.
While personal fitness goals are individually set, there are ways you, as a team leader, can help facilitate a healthier and more productive team. Here are 3 ways to get started.
It’s quite normal and even beneficial to have a relatively small amount of belly fat stored. Depending on the location – visceral or subcutaneous, both of which we’ll get into next – fat plays a key role in maintaining a healthy human. But let’s talk about how to lose the excess!
When it comes to having a healthy diet, I’m not too keen on eating fish or taking loads of supplements. But here’s one topic where I make an exception. Whether you’re looking to get strong, lose weight or you’re just trying to live a healthy lifestyle, fish oil is essential.
FISH ARE FRIENDS…AND FOOD!
The fitness world is vast and extensive. Every you look, there seems to be a new community popping up daily. And just like tribes of people found around the world, these fitness tribes have their own language, cultural norms and heritage. Well, we’re no different at Stronghorn. We have our own way of influencing and building our tribe. As well as our own way of delivering or expressing our workouts. Such as Set Schemes.
It’s no secret that Kettlebells build full-body strength and increase our metabolic system, which helps us burn more fat throughout our day. But the real power lies in the wide range of functionality the kettlebell provides and it’s limitless versatility. Kettlebell Complexes, for example, accelerate strength gains and burn more fat in less time. Here’s how!
Fasting can be perceived and practiced in many different ways. Some only consume water or certain nuts and seeds. Some go for weeks to even month long periods. And now with the Intermittent Fasting techniques flooding the fitness forums, there’s no doubt you’ve heard of the different benefits to this way of eating. Here are 3 things you should know before jumping in.
It’s no secret that I’m a big fan of the Kettlebell Get Up – aka: Turkish Get Up. This is partly due to my attraction to the ancient systems of strength, and at the ripe age of 200, this is one of the oldest tests of strength. But it’s been proven to be more than a test of strength; it’s a test of mental grit, focus, stability and mobility.
The Kettlebell Arm Bar is a simple and effective exercise used to create more stability in the shoulder. It’s also great for increasing mobility in the thoracic spine in addition to stretching out the lats and the pecs.
One of the many applications to the Kettlebell is it’s use for mobility. A common place of limited mobility is the Shoulder Girdle and Upper Back. The Kettlebell Halo is one of the best exercises for building strength while also increasing mobility in the shoulders. Here’s how to properly set up, execute and apply the Kettlebell Halo to your fitness program.
Getting into a sustainable fitness routine can be downright exhausting. Even if you feel pretty confident in your knowledge of what to do, the commitment to follow through can still be a struggle. And then there’s the dreaded plateau or state of boredom that can derail the best of programs. Joining a fitness group might be the best option to keep you fit, healthy and happy. Here’s why.
As much as we try to make workouts entertaining and fun, they’re not always going to be. Sometimes they’re a grind or they’re slow. Sometimes they have exercises that you HATE or rep schemes that really challenge your generally positive attitude. And that’s ok. In fact, it might be better for you than the entertaining workouts. Let me explain.
Traditionally, kettlebell training offers only a handful of weight options. Typically using increments of 4k to 8k – 9 to 16 pounds – between sizes. The original reasons for these size gaps were most likely due to limited resources and space.
The Kettlebell Swing is considered the backbone and fundamental exercise in kettlebell training. Known for torching fat and building powerful hips, it’s a movement you should get to know and practice daily! But all to often we see the Kettlebell Swing disgraced by beginners and experienced practitioners alike.
Functional fitness is one of the biggest buzz words in the fitness world today. Yet most people have no idea what it actually means or why they should care. But you should care because training for functional fitness helps provide strength, stability and mobility needed to excel in both everyday activities, work productivity and sports.
The Kettlebell Goblet Squat is a great exercise for beginners. Using the squat movement pattern, it boosts leg and core strength and can be incredibly effective for increasing hip mobility and reinforcing a good posture, if you avoid making these 3 top errors.
Despite its many benefits, the Wall Sit is one of the most underutilized exercises. Probably due to it’s lack of excitement and deceiving simplicity – since you don’t need any fancy equipment and it’s not a complicated exercise to do.
But as is true with most things in fitness, simple does not mean easy or that it’s not effective.
Kettlebells are great for build grip strength, boosting cardiovascular health and increasing athletic conditioning. But what if I told you that they are also one of the best tools to use for building up muscle mass, would that be something you’re interested in? Thought so!
There are a ton of reasons why training with kettlebells should be a part of your fitness, which we’ll dive into more in another article. For the scope of this one though, let’s just assume that you already know that kettlebells will help you gain lean muscle, functional strength, increase your mobility and turn you into a fat burning machine.
Some days we feel like superheroes. We’ve gotten up early with a ready to attack the day attitude, perhaps nailed some task at work, made a charming impression on someone, reached a personal or monetary goal, etc. BUT what about when we’re having an off day?
Looking for the exercises that will give you the most bang for your buck when it comes to building muscle? Check out these three strength building exercises you need to try.