Should you eat or not eat before a workout? The short answer to the fitness fuel dilemma: it depends. Ready for a longer answer? Here we go! To Eat Before a Workout Many fitness experts, including the ones here at Sworkit, recommend that you eat a little something before each workout. What you choose to Read more…Read More
Progressive Overload Steve Hill, CSCS You are a lean-mean-fat-burning-muscle-building machine. You’ve been killing it using the Sworkit app for a while; you made incredible gains in fat loss, muscle building, and overall strength and conditioning. You’ve reached a point where the workouts are easy—maybe a little too easy? You’ve also noticed that your strength and Read more…Read More
At this point, the only thing certain about the 2020-2021 school year is that it will look different from years gone by. From how students attend classes to their after-school activities, every aspect of the school year is going to be different from what we’re used to. That’s not necessarily a bad thing. Though we’re Read more…Read More
You may have heard that “sitting is the new smoking.” What does that mean? Much like smoking, a sedentary lifestyle can be bad for your health. With more people working from home now and people not going out to do things as much as they used to, it is as important as ever to make sure you’re getting Read more…Read More
Finding and trying new recipes can be a daunting task. You don’t know how easy they’ll be to make, how good they’ll taste, and maybe you just don’t even know where to look for new recipe inspiration. Fortunately for you, we did all the searching for you and compiled 10 guilt-free, easy to make, and Read more…Read More
After a long day, all you want to do is go home and indulge in an evening of relaxation. Relaxing can look different to different people. Some people put on their pajamas and watch television to relax, while others settle into a comfy chair and read a good book. You might be missing out on Read more…Read More
Trouble sleeping can feel like it ruins your entire day. You struggle to get your brain to turn off at night, then roll out of bed the next morning feeling as though you have not rested at all. There’s good news, however: when and how you exercise can have a significant impact on the quality Read more…Read More
How to Fix Your Posture
Have you been sitting at a desk for work or class for hours on end? Well, you aren’t alone. Many of us struggle with good upright sitting posture, especially for prolonged periods of time. There are many ways to help combat the slouched over sitting we have all succumbed to at some point in our Read more…Read More
At Sworkit, we believe in moderation. We love donuts occasionally, too! There isn’t one specific diet plan that works for everyone and we like to keep things realistic. Which is good news because that means you have options! For weight loss I recommend tracking your calories, that is the best way to accurately know how Read more…Read More
Should You Train Sick?
As Summer comes and goes, the days get shorter and colder leading to cold/flu season. No good for you if you’re trying to stay on top of your fitness regime. You don’t have time to get sick. Ain’t nobody got time for that! One morning you wake up and find you’re not feeling so well Read more…Read More
10 Amazing Benefits of Stretching
There are so many benefits to stretching. It is an important part of living a long and healthy life. You may be wondering why flexibility is so important and such an essential part of your fitness routine. Read the top reasons why below. The Benefits of Stretching Decreases muscle stiffness and increases range of motion. Read more…Read More
How to Lose Belly Fat
Unfortunately, you cannot target one specific area of fat. Doing abdominal workouts all day every day may result in some great core strength, which isn’t necessarily a bad thing, but it isn’t going to help you lose belly fat any faster than doing non-abdominal focused exercises. However, you can use specific types of exercises to Read more…Read More
I don’t have motivation to start, help!
Everyone starts somewhere, and no one starts out perfect. It’s unrealistic to think that you’re going to start out doing something that you’ve never done before perfectly and that applies to starting your exercise, fitness, and health journey! With the modern conveniences of our day, it’s more and more difficult to live a healthy balanced Read more…Read More
How Frequently Should You Train Each Muscle?
Contrary to the popular saying of “building your muscles” by working out, you actually tear down your muscles when you perform exercises. Each time we lift heavy weights (bodyweight included) or perform intense exercise, we break down the muscle fibers in order to be repaired bigger and stronger. Our bodies are capable of repairing quickly Read more…Read More
How To Build Your Glutes
Building your glutes takes time and dedication, like any muscle. Your glutes are made of three muscles: gluteus maximus, gluteus medius and gluteus minimus. The one that most people are thinking of when referring to improving their “glutes” cosmetically to get a plump round bottom is the gluteus maximus (aka glute max). This muscle is Read more…Read More
Jumping jacks are a fun plyometric exercise, suitable for all fitness levels. Plyometrics combine aerobic exercise and resistance work, which works your heart, lungs, and muscles at the same time. Plyometric exercises like jumping jacks are primarily utilized to help people run faster and jump higher. What makes jumping jacks so efficient is that they Read more…Read More