MÜV Fitness Blog

3 Muscles You May Be Neglecting

Posted by Sara M on March 30, 2017

A healthy body needs balance. Physiologists and exercise science nerds call this "homeostasis." It's the energy-efficient state where our bodies can function and feel the best.
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Topics: fitness tips, muscle building

3 Common Health Myths (Have You Fallen for Them?)

Posted by Sara M on March 06, 2017

The internet is the perfect double-edged sword. On the one hand, it's wonderful to have such quick and easy access to TONS of information about virtually anything under the sun, including health and fitness tidbits. On the other hand, the universal accessibility of the online world means that pretty much anyone can share information that may or may not be completely accurate – which can lead to common health myths.
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Topics: fitness tips, diet and exercise

Shin Splints: How Not To Let the Pain Ruin Your Game

Posted by Sara M on February 06, 2017

It's super frustrating to be starting off on a new health and fitness journey only to get sidelined by an annoying injury. Shin splints are just such an injury for many new runners, tennis players, dancers, military recruits, and other athletes and gym-goers.

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Topics: fitness tips, workout safety

3 Foam Rolling Moves to Roll Past Those Beginner Burns

Posted by Jessica F. on January 20, 2017

The trick to being successful at the gym is to stick with it until getting to the gym and pushing your body to its limits feels like second nature. It only takes about two weeks of daily activity to form a habit, and so really it won’t be too long before getting out there every day is going to become part of your regular routine.

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Topics: fitness tips, workout routine

Top 5 Fitness Blogs You MUST Follow

Posted by Heather N. on January 04, 2017

There are thousands of fitness blogs floating around on the internet. That's because fitness is a widely popular topic these days and everyone knows it.

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Topics: fitness tips, inspiration

Five Ways to Stay on Track During the Holidays

Posted by Autumn Enloe on December 05, 2016

The holiday season is officially amongst us which means temptations, temptations, temptations. For many people, the holidays is a difficult time to stay on track with things like eating, exercise, and sleep. That’s why I suggest approaching this holiday season with the realization that it’s not about perfection, and you can overcome a lot of the holiday temptations if you set a plan in place.

 

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Topics: fitness tips, workout tips, exercise

5 Calf Strengthening Exercises You Have To Try This Week!

Posted by Danielle N. on October 17, 2016

Looking to increase lower-body strength while achieving toned, muscular legs in the process? If so, then one group of muscles you'll want to focus on are the calves, which are made up of two muscles known as the gastrocnemius and soleus. The former is the larger of the two and plays the role of elevating the heel while you stand, whereas the smaller soleus is responsible for elevating the heel in the sitting position.
Okay, enough of the anatomy lesson! Time to introduce some great calf strengthening exercises that are worth incorporating into your routine this week.

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Topics: fitness tips, muscle building

On The Go? Travel with a Workout Plan in Tow

Posted by Jewel H. on June 21, 2016

Whether you're going on a yearly vacation or you regularly travel for work or leisure, finding a workout plan that works on the go is vital. The results you've seen already from all of your determination and hard work are only as good as your resolve to stay consistent. This doesn’t mean your workout routine has to look the same when you travel, but it does mean you have to plan ahead and make up your mind to adapt. The last thing you want is to lose your momentum, or worse, fall all the way back to where you started from.

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Topics: fitness tips, exercise

Common Bad Running Habits & How to Break Them

Posted by Müv SC on March 23, 2016

Whether you are a complete beginner or an experienced athlete, your running routine could likely use a few small tweaks. Even the best runners make numerous mistakes, but fortunately, these issues are often very easy to fix. From diet to form, all runners should strive to shake these bad running habits: 

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Topics: exercise ideas, fitness tips

Incorporating High-Intensity Interval Training Into Your Pool Workouts

Posted by Müv SC on March 21, 2016

High-intensity interval training (HIIT) packs a punch by alternating bursts of very high-intensity activity with brief periods of low-intensity exercise. A good HIIT workout can rev up your metabolism and get you past even the lengthiest and most frustrating of plateaus. Unfortunately, HIIT can also be very hard on the body. If your joints don't feel too hot the day after a hardcore HIIT workout, try moving your efforts to the pool, where you can enjoy the same level of intensity without putting your joints at risk. 

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Topics: fitness tips, workout routine