What to Eat Before Your Workout

March 17th, 2015 by Mary Murphy
Oatmeal as Pre-Workout Snack

Fueling up before a workout is the best thing you can do for your body.  But it’s important to eat the right things at the right time.  Eating too far in advance of your workout can lead to an energy dropout at the gym, and eating too close can lead to an unsettled stomach.  Generally, I suggest eating about … Continue reading “What to Eat Before Your Workout”

Static vs. Dynamic Stretching

January 9th, 2015 by Mary Murphy
Yoga Students Show Static Stretching

So you’ve already heard that you should stretch before you work out, but did you know that some types of stretching can be more harmful than helpful?  The American Council on Exercise warns against static stretching (like reaching down to touch your toes) on cold muscles. Static stretches usually involve prolonged holds in set positions, … Continue reading “Static vs. Dynamic Stretching”

Matching Workouts with the Results You Want

December 8th, 2014 by Mary Murphy
A Balanced Workout

I can’t tell you how many times I’ve heard friends complain about not getting the results they want, despite how much energy they’re putting into their workout.  People who want bigger muscles go to the gym every day but aren’t getting stronger.  People who want better endurance when they lift aren’t getting it.  The most … Continue reading “Matching Workouts with the Results You Want”