Training and Conditioning

Hitting The Plateau: How To Challenge The Body - October 8th, 2012

The human body is amazing, but when it comes to training the body can adapt to a new routine very quickly and reach a plateau where there are no additional benefits to gain. However, there are exercises and specific routines …



How to Build a Strong Core - October 1st, 2012

Thinking of core strength can summon the belief that a pair of washboard abdominals is enough, but the core muscles not only include the abdominals but the hips, pelvis and spine. The core stabilizes the spine and supports the organs. …



A crash course on testosterone, hypgonadism, and doping - May 10th, 2012

By Zach Arnold/ FightOpinon.com We have all heard about the Lamont Peterson/Amir Khan fight getting cancelled. When you heard that the cancellation was due to Peterson failing a drug test due to detection of synthetic testosterone, you probably groaned. You …



Introducing Mike Onello, One of America’s Top Boxing Coaches - December 26th, 2011

By Scoop Malinowski Mike Onello isn’t your typical boxing coach. But this man understands and teaches the sport in a different way, with an unparalleled passion and inspiration. In the last ten years he has trained hundreds of people but …



Talkin’ Boxing with Cotto Fitness Coach Phil Landman - December 14th, 2011

By Scoop Malinowski Miguel Cotto’s fitness & nutrition coach Phil Landman took time out from riding waves of the San Diego surf to answer questions about his man’s very impressive domination of arch-rival Antonio Margarito at Madison Square Garden on …



Success in Weight Loss: Get the Metabolism Moving - May 24th, 2011

It is the nagging thought in millions of minds. From that moment in the morning when you catch a glimpse of yourself in the mirror to the other in the evening, when you can finally unbutton the too-tight jeans, there …



Summer Work Out: Diet The Best Foods For Getting Fit - May 24th, 2011

Getting into shape is a dream that many Americans share in common. After the days of school day athletics are left behind, many find that the humdrum lifestyle of an average working middle class person leaves little time or energy …



Summer Work Out: The ‘Backend’ Burn - May 24th, 2011

Great Ways to Tone Your Butt! There are many downsides to aging, but among the most seemingly unfair aspects is the effect of gravity. Though it can wreak havoc on many parts of the body, the hardest hit is often …



Summer Work Out: Yoga: the Perfect Exercise - May 24th, 2011

Getting the Most Out of the Perfect Exercise If there was ever an ideal workout, likely the closest to that title is, and always has been, yoga. You don’t believe it? Well, then, consider its many perks and how you …



Summer Work Out: Steps to Sexy Abs - May 16th, 2011

It is the epitome of the healthy body image – the flat, muscular stomach. A goal of exercisers all over this nation and beyond, a toned tummy can seem ridiculously out of reach for many people because the stubborn belly …



Not Losing Weight? Perhaps it’s Time for a New Weight Loss Plan - May 16th, 2011

It is not uncommon for people to become horribly overwhelmed with working out simply because they can’t get the results they want. It’s not that these people are being impatient or that they are looking for an easy way out. …



Beating Belly Bulge by Busting the Bloat - May 8th, 2011

A midsection paunch might be cute for a pregnant woman or an infant, but there are very few – if any – other times in life when it would be considered desirable. For those who are on a never ending …



Summer Workout: Plan for Success – Drink More Water - May 8th, 2011

Have you been trying and trying and trying to lose those unwanted pounds? Are you just realizing that it is time? Whether you have been in the act of losing weight for many years or this is your very first …



Coping With Stress: The Real Cure For Obesity - May 2nd, 2011

The link has long been suspected, but now it has been proven. Stress, which comes in many forms and for many reasons, is tied to obesity. It is also, very likely, among the leading causes. It is not a difficult …



Summer Work Out: Great Ways to Get Fit - May 2nd, 2011

Are you looking for a great way to get active and lose weight? Are you not really a big fan of hitting the gym or the treadmill in your living room? If this sounds like you, then you are certainly …



When Fat Isn’t the Enemy: Fixing Fish Facts - April 27th, 2011

One of the most frequently recommended foods to people who are trying to get in shape or trying to shed unwanted pounds is fish. However, many people find themselves intimidated by this food selection. Even those individuals, who are likely …



Act Your Age: Baby Boomers Can Still Bust Belly and Butt Fat - April 27th, 2011

Just because you are a part of an aging generation doesn’t mean that fitness can’t be for you. In fact, it might be surprising to learn that most fitness facilities and formal gyms across this nation are advertising to the …



Just Starting Out? Find Success In Your Weight Loss Program - April 25th, 2011

Are you headed to the gym for the first time in many years? Are you reaching the realization that you need to take steps to better your health or to lose those unwanted pounds? If so, you are among many …



Summer Work Out: Weight Loss Results without the Gym - April 25th, 2011

If you were to survey people throughout this country on why they are not able to stay in shape, there would likely be a trend among the answers. So many people believe that they reason they aren’t able to get …



Summer Work Out: Aerobic Fitness, Make Each Breath Count - April 21st, 2011

One of the first things that track or cross country coaches across this country will focus on with new runners is the act of breathing. It might seem a silly thing to spend much time with. After all, breathing is …



Summer Work Out: Build A Weight Loss Plan For Success - April 20th, 2011

If you’re ready to lose weight then it’s time to get down to business. There’s no more room for excuses. But there is room for improvement. If what you’ve done in the past hasn’t worked, then it’s time to build …



Maybe Try A Holistic Approach To Your Weight Loss - April 18th, 2011

Many Buddhist masters live by the philosophy that their body is a temple, which is why they eat only fresh and natural fruits and vegetables. Taking care of your body is very important because the healthier it is then the …



Supplement Your Workout With Vitamins - April 18th, 2011

There are a variety of ways to enhance your personal fitness and increase your ability to live a healthy lifestyle. From holistic therapies to natural remedies, cleansing the body is a very good idea. It helps release all of the …



Personal Fitness And Nutrition Go Hand-in-Hand - April 18th, 2011

You know the saying, “you can’t have one without the other?” It applies perfectly to personal fitness and nutrition. These two key factors go hand-in-hand when it comes to successful weight loss. You simply cannot achieve long-term health and wellness …



Got A Sweet Craving? Try These Healthy Treats Instead - April 11th, 2011

When you are trying to stick to a healthy diet and personal fitness regiment, it can sometimes be hard to fight off those late-night sweet cravings. This is especially true for those individuals who have a sweet tooth. Giving up …



How To Create The Perfect Home Gym - April 11th, 2011

Going to the gym can be a hassle. The parking lot is always crowded after work, and most of the machines are occupied. There isn’t an opportunity for personal enjoyment either, because people are everywhere. Sometimes, this is a good …



Why Cutting Out Carbs Can Help You Lose Weight - April 8th, 2011

With obesity on the rise, many researchers have studied the food that we eat and also how it directly affects our waistline. It’s been proven that foods high in carbohydrates are the main reason why so many people are overweight. …



6 Tips To Stay Motivated With Your Exercise Routine - April 8th, 2011

It’s easy to lose motivation when you have been doing the same fitness workout routine day after day, week after week. That’s exactly the reason why so many people take breaks from working out and end up losing all motivation …



Yoga Is A Physical And Mental Workout - April 4th, 2011

There are a lot of people who view yoga as just a simple spiritual practice rather than a means of intense exercise. But yoga is actually a tough physical workout. Yes, there is a spiritual component, which allows you to …



Ditch The Exercise Bike And Ride Outside - April 3rd, 2011

One great thing about the change of seasons is the ability to enjoy nature. During the wintertime, many of us spend our workouts in the comfort of a warm and sweaty gym. But after a while, this can get a …



Why Training On The Elliptical Is Good For Your Body - April 3rd, 2011

If the exercise bike doesn’t excite you and the treadmill doesn’t either, then perhaps you should try the elliptical machine instead. Even though the elliptical has been around for a while now, many people still observe this piece of fitness …



Speed Up Your Training With Treadmill Workouts, Picking The Right One - April 3rd, 2011

If you’re running on the treadmill for a marathon, a 5K or just to get in shape, then you can speed up your training with treadmill workouts. After all, running a few miles every day on the treadmill can get …



Obesity Problems And How You Can Prevent Them - April 2nd, 2011

In the United States, we live by the creed that “bigger is better.” We want the bigger television, the bigger house and the bigger car. But when it comes to our waistlines, bigger is definitely not better. Our gluttonous attitude …



5 Qualities You Need For The Right Personal Trainer - April 2nd, 2011

Asking the question, “why would I need a personal fitness trainer?” is a lot like asking the question, “why would I need a good mechanic?” There are many positive answers for both. The reason why you would need a good …



Helpful Tips For Losing 2 lbs. Per Week - March 27th, 2011

When you establish a fitness and weight loss plan, it’s important to set short-term goals in order to build success. Accomplishing short-term goals is the best way to achieve long-term goals. You have to create small steps of excitement as …



High Calorie-burning Exercises You Can Do At Home - March 27th, 2011

In today’s fast-paced world, our daily lives are often filled to the brim with commitments, activities and obligations. Some days, you just can’t make it to the gym. But it’s still important to stay on track with your fitness routine, …



7 Foods That Give You Fuel - March 27th, 2011

In order to get the most out of your workout, you need as much fuel from healthy foods as possible. Otherwise, your body won’t have the sufficient amount of energy it needs to complete the workout. Working out when you …



Why Getting Adequate Amounts Of Rest Is Important To Losing Weight - March 27th, 2011

You’ve read all the best fitness books, changed your diet and exercise on a regular basis. But for some reason, you are still not losing weight. While it may appear that you are doing everything you need to do in …



How To Select The Right Personal Trainer - March 27th, 2011

A personal fitness trainer is a great investment for anyone looking to lose weight, change their eating habits and get into shape. However, finding the right personal trainer can sometimes be challenging. You want someone who is experienced, reliable, affordable …



How To Prevent Childhood Obesity - March 27th, 2011

Obesity is a major problem in the United States. We have become a nation of fast food eaters, who’d rather sit on the couch and watch television rather than do something active outside. Our sedentary lifestyle has a created a …



How To Achieve Long-Term Fitness Goals - March 27th, 2011

Staying healthy and getting fit is about more than just dropping a couple of pounds so you can make an appearance at the beach this summer. While short-term goals are great for getting started, they don’t necessarily translate to long-term …



Five Easy Steps To Get Fit - March 27th, 2011

Most fitness trainers will tell you that losing weight and getting fit requires a great deal of dedication, commitment and time. There are even hundreds of thousands of books available to help guide you through the process, so that you …



Three Easy Abdominal Exercises For Sexy Abs - March 26th, 2011

What’s the one part of the body that everyone wishes they had? Washboard abs. Let’s face it — when you head to the beach you want to be able to take off your shirt and showcase your abs. Men love …



Does Muscle Confusion Really Work? - March 26th, 2011

With every new exercise fad that comes along, a good amount of skepticism always comes with it. Of course, some of the doubt is warranted. Past products like the “thigh master” promised fast and easy results, which isn’t realistic. Long-term …



Lose Weight By Eating More - March 26th, 2011

It sounds like an oxymoron: eat more and lose weight. But like so many other fitness myths out there, cutting down your food intake isn’t a successful weight loss strategy. Yes, portion control is important. But you still have to …



Fitness Secrets Of The Stars - March 26th, 2011

Do you long to have Jillian Michaels washboard abs, Madonna’s toned muscles or Jennifer Lopez’s luscious bottom? Sure, these stars may seem like they were born with the perfect bodies, but even they’ve had to work for them. Eating healthy …



How To Buy Fitness Equipment - March 26th, 2011

We’ve all been there — it’s late at night, and you’re sitting on the couch with your feet up and tasty snack in your hand. You’re watching television and all of a sudden a commercial comes on featuring the latest …



Supplement Your Workout With Alternative Activities - March 25th, 2011

One of the biggest reasons why some people lose interest in their workout regimen is lack of motivation. In order to get up early every morning and hit the gym, you need to stay motivated. Otherwise, you’ll press the snooze …



Create a Great Home Gym on a Budget - April 22nd, 2010

For many Americans, especially those living in the more rural areas of this vast nation, going to the gym each day is beyond inconvenient. In those instances, it can be appealing to consider a home gym. Even for those just …



Getting the Good Burn: Choosing the Right Treadmill - April 22nd, 2010

Treadmills are America’s favorite home gym selection. They are an investment into the well being and physical state of tomorrow. With dedication, this single piece of equipment can lead you down the path to a slimmer, trimmer you. However, choosing …



The Martial Art Of Judo And Its Benefits On Health & Fitness - April 4th, 2010

If you’re sick of the same old workout lately, consider taking a martial art. There are a variety of martial art styles available that offer great workouts as well as spiritual connections. For example, the martial art of Judo is …



Q&A with Cotto’s Fitness Coach Phil Landman - August 19th, 2009

Miguel Cotto added a new team member before his win against Carlos Quintana. It was Phil Landman, a fitness expert from South Africa based in Los Angeles. Landman’s positive effect on Cotto’s conditioning and strength in the KO win over …



Training Routine: Andrew Golota - September 30th, 2008

WBC #7, WBA #6 and IBF #10 heavyweight contender Andrew Golota describes some of his training routine as he prepares to meet Ray Austin in the Don King-promoted show in China on November 7. Q: Where do you train? Golota: …



Training Routine: Joshua Clottey - July 21st, 2008

IBF #1 ranked Welterweight contender Joshua Clottey let Boxinginsider.com watch his 15-round sparring session on Friday afternoon at the Fernwood Resort in Bushkill, PA. Clottey appears in spectacularly sharp condition, barely opening his mouth to breath through the “championship rounds” …



Tony Thompson’s Camp Diary - June 9th, 2008

By Tony “The Tiger” Thompson (Courtesy of Marylyn Aceves of Goossen-Tutor Promotions) WBO #1 ranked contender Tony Thompson is in camp in Vero Beach, FL for his July 12 challenge against IBF/WBO kingpin Wladimir Klitschko. Here is his latest diary …



Training Program: Tomasz Adamek - May 13th, 2008

By Scoop Malinowski Former WBC Light Heavyweight champion Tomasz Adamek has recently relocated to Kearny, New Jersey in the United States where he will compete in his next two professional fights. The IBF#1 ranked cruiserweight Adamek (34-1, 23 KO’s) will …



Training Program: Dmitri Salita - May 6th, 2008

By Scoop Malinowski Photo from www.dsalita.com (Alex Gorokhov) While WBA#3 Junior Welterweight contender Dmitri Salita (28-0-1, 16 KO’s) awaits scheduling his next match, he took time out to share his boxing training program which including one unique sparring technique from …



Wladimir Klitschko’s Training Program - April 23rd, 2008

(Photo courtesy of www.klitschko.com)  Wladimir Klitschko’s Training Program  By Scoop Malinowski   IBF/WBO World Heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko took some time out to describe some of the gym work that he does to prepare to defend his titles. His next …



A Physical Fitness Glossary - April 11th, 2008

Aerobic—has to do with oxygen use. Aerobic exercises are those in which your muscles use oxygen to burn fuel for energy. Because your heart and lungs provide oxygen to the muscles, aerobic exercise is also called cardiorespiratory conditioning. Anaerobic—without oxygen. …



Choosing an Exercise Program for You - April 11th, 2008

The first barrier most people encounter when they want to start exercising is getting started. The second barrier is keeping at it until you see and feel results. Choosing the right exercise program for you—a unique individual with unique interests …



Lose Your Fat Ass with These Training Exercises - April 11th, 2008

Do you have a nice, shapely, firm badonkadonk, or does your ass look more like a hot air balloon? If you want a more attractive bum, the exercises here will help. A recent study showed that the exercises most effective …



Strength Training Myths - April 11th, 2008

A lot of people avoid strength training because they have heard so many myths and misconceptions that they are afraid to try it. They think strength training is just for body builders. Strength training has significant health benefits for everybody, …



Deciding on a Personal Trainer - April 11th, 2008

Hiring a personal trainer can be very helpful in meeting your fitness goals. Just the act of hiring one and paying out money can be a great motivator. Having someone to keep you accountable and monitor your progress is a …



Don’t Buy into These Exercise Myths - April 11th, 2008

The past decade or so has seen an explosion of research about nutrition, exercise and the human body. Some of this research has confirmed what we already knew—things like, a healthy diet and regular exercise make you live long and …



Easy Ab Training Workout - April 11th, 2008

There are three components to working your abs to get that sculpted look—nutrition, aerobic exercise and abdominal training. Truth is, you won’t have a washboard stomach with a 6-inch layer of fat over it, no matter how many crunches you …



Too Much Water? - April 11th, 2008

It’s important to drink enough water when you’re exercising. Your body is about 65% water, and that water is important. It is found in your cells, between your cells, in your organs and in your bloodstream. Your body cannot function …



Exercising to Lose Weight - April 11th, 2008

Whenever someone talks about losing weight, we tend to think about diets. Cutting calories, counting carbs, South Beach, Mediterranean, Weight Watchers, the grapefruit diet and all the others. If and when you’re really ready to lose weight, however, exercise is …



How Much Exercise Do You Need Each Day? - April 11th, 2008

That’s a simple question, and you’d think the answer would be simple, too. But, alas, it is not. How much exercise you need each day depends on several factors: how much exercise you normally get each day right now, what …



Eating Right: Aerobic Activities - April 11th, 2008

Aerobic exercise is part of a healthy lifestyle, and so is good nutrition. Eating right has a lot to do with the success of your aerobic activities, whether you are beginning to walk every day or are training for a …



Exercising to Increase Flexibility - April 11th, 2008

Flexibility is an important aspect of overall fitness, and it gets more important as we get older. We improve flexibility by stretching, and the primary purpose of stretching is to increase the range of motion of our joints. There are …



Measuring the Intensity of Your Exercise Program - April 11th, 2008

An exercise program has three measures: frequency (how often you exercise), duration or time (how long you exercise) and intensity (how hard you exercise). It’s easy to measure frequency and duration, but how do you measure the intensity of your …



Resistance Training - April 11th, 2008

Your muscles do work; they use energy to move your body. Resistance is a force that opposes work. When you do resistance training, you apply a force against your body’s movement to make your muscles do more work. The point …



What Is Physical Fitness? - April 11th, 2008

Physical fitness is one of those hard-to-define concepts; we know it when we see it, but how, exactly, do you define it? Instead of a definition, let’s look at some characteristics and components of physical fitness. Characteristics of Physical Fitness …



Seven Keys to an Easy Barbell Workout - April 11th, 2008

Barbells are standard weight lifting equipment and are an excellent way to increase muscle strength; it’s the only piece of equipment many people need. Designing a barbell workout involves seven key principles: 1. Always warm up and cool down. Using …



Incorporating an Exercise Ball into Your Workout - April 11th, 2008

Those big exercise balls are a great addition to your workout. You can use them in several ways, depending on your exercise goals. Exercise balls are most often used for weight training, flexibility training and to develop core strength. Choosing …



Taking Care of Sore Joints after a Workout - April 11th, 2008

Joint pain after a workout is nothing to sneeze at. You don’t want to brush it off or tell yourself, “No pain, no gain.” Joint pain may be caused by a serious injury. Even if the injury isn’t serious, if …



Eating Right: Aqua Training - April 11th, 2008

Aqua training is basically running in water. It’s a great way for injured athletes to maintain conditioning, and for uninjured individuals to improve their fitness. Aqua training is a no impact sport, which means there is no bouncing and pounding …



Eating Right: For Fighting - April 11th, 2008

Boxing is, indeed, a high energy aerobic sport, and competitive cyclists do, indeed burn up the calories. When training and sparring, boxers can require 5,000 or 6,000 calories a day or more. Sometimes they have trouble getting enough calories—that’s why …



Exercise for a Younger Generation - April 11th, 2008

Obesity has reached epidemic proportions not only in the United States, but also throughout the world. The World Health Organization says obesity is increasing rapidly even in very poor countries, especially in urban areas. The epidemic of obesity has reached …



Eating Right: Weight Training - April 11th, 2008

Fitness requires both regular exercise and good nutrition. Your nutritional requirements may change depending on what kind of exercise you are doing and how intensely you are training. Eating right can dramatically affect your performance and your recovery after exercise. …



Stretching Before a Workout - April 11th, 2008

For years, common wisdom has been to stretch out your muscles before a workout. It was thought that stretching loosened up the muscles and prevented injuries. It seems that common wisdom was wrong, and stretching before a workout can increase …



Exercising Outdoors in the Winter - April 11th, 2008

Winter sports are great fun and a wonderful way to maintain fitness during cold months. Downhill or cross-country skiing, sledding, ice skating—or just walkin’ in a winter wonderland. Winter exercise can be hazardous to your health, though, if you’re not …



Exercising Outdoors in the Summer - April 11th, 2008

Summer is prime time for exercising. We love being out of doors when it’s warm and the days are long, and there are so many fun, active things to do that exercise is more play than work. Summertime does bring …



The Best Strength Training Workout Tips - April 11th, 2008

Strength training is an important part of an overall exercise program. It makes you stronger, helps your endurance, improves your balance and helps burn excess fat. Here are the best strength training workout tips we could find, tips to help …



The Connection between Exercise and Osteoporosis - April 11th, 2008

Exercise is an important factor in preventing and treating osteoporosis. After menopause, most women begin to lose bone density, which puts them at risk for fractures. Although the tendency toward osteoporosis is partly hereditary, it can, to a large extent, …



The Connection between Fitness and Mood - April 11th, 2008

Most people agree that exercise improves your mood and exercise has long been recommended for people struggling with depression. There are probably many reasons for the connection between fitness and mood, including social, psychological, physical and genetic factors. It doesn’t …



The Right Supplements - April 11th, 2008

If you have done any investigating at all, you know there are a zillion different nutritional supplements, and all claim to be the Fountain of Youth that will make you young, healthy, active, thin and sexy for only $29.95 (plus …



Taking the Right Supplements - April 11th, 2008

Supplements are designed to provide nutrients that we don’t get in our normal diets. It is now recommended that everybody take at least a multivitamin and mineral supplement daily. You may find that other supplements increase your health, your energy …



What You’ll Need to Work Out - April 11th, 2008

Thinking of beginning an exercise program? Ready to start working out? There are a few things you’ll need before you can get started. Here’s a list: • Good health and/or a doctor’s approval. Nearly all of us can exercise, but …



Why Weight Watchers Works - March 26th, 2008

Numerous studies and examples have shown why certain “diet” programs don’t work for the long-term. As soon as you stop eating the prepackaged food or go back to eating carbohydrates, the weight you lost comes flooding back on. In fact, …






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