Getting in a great and effective workout doesn’t mean you need an entire rack of dumbbells. Whether you’re working out from home or only have a small space to exercise, there are plenty of ways to use your own bodyweight to build muscles and burn calories. Here’s the scoop on why more equipment doesn’t always Read more…Read More
Can MyFitnessPal Help You Meet Your Fitness Goals?
If you’re trying to lose or gain weight, it’s important to have an idea of how much you’re eating each day. For those who have never tried to monitor their portions before, this can be a struggle. There are many calorie databases available on the internet, like MyFitnessPal, that can be easily synced with the 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
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
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
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
Sworkit Exercise Spotlight: Inch Worms
As you exercise, you always want to make sure there’s some benefit to it. Whether it be toning up your body and building strength, losing weight, or simply having fun – you want to feel and see the difference with each exercise. At Sworkit we aim to highlight specific workouts that are enjoyable while helping Read more…Read More
Sports Training Workouts You Can Try At Home
Interested in getting into sports, but not sure where to begin? Never fear, Sworkit is here! We’ve got the perfect sports training workouts to help you get in shape so that you can stand out from the crowd during tryouts. Whether you’re interested in hitting the ice in the hockey rink or saddling up your Read more…Read More
Injuries happen. I’m here to help you open up your eyes to the possibility of modification, rather than elimination so that you can keep your routine going.Read More
Getting in shape and creating a workout routine doesn’t have to be stressful. When you learn the basics behind things like rep-based workouts it can be more than rewarding. Getting in a quick workout is a great way to stay fit and relieve stress from daily activities. Sworkit knows and understands the importance of staying Read more…Read More
Everything you need to know about Circuit Workouts
Are you looking for a new and challenging workout? Learn more about how circuit workouts are PERFECT for what you need to achieve your goals.Read More
Workout Challenge: Couch to Fit
Have you fallen off the fitness bandwagon? Maybe you were never on it to begin with, but are looking for a simple way to integrate fitness into your busy life. Whatever your circumstances are, Couch to Fit is the perfect program for both absolute fitness beginners and individuals looking to get back into shape. Sworkit’s Read more…Read More
The Power of Group Accountability
A 17th century poet once said that “no man is an island.” This is just another way of saying that people depend upon each other for countless things and that group accountability is powerful. This also applies to learning how to become healthier and more fit. If you think you and you alone must have Read more…Read More
Exercise Spotlight: Push-Ups
Push-ups are a great calisthenics exercise for everyone, from beginners to lifelong fitness enthusiasts. What makes the push-up so great is that it’s one of the simplest, yet most beneficial exercises for both strength and muscle gain. Not only does the push-up help build strength and muscle, but it proves to be a very versatile Read more…Read More
Foam rolling: Warm-up or cool-down?
Foam rolling can be done as a warm-up, cool-down or both! When performed properly, a foam rolling workout can have similarities to a sports massage. When performed before a workout, or as a warm-up, the goal is to increase the blood flow to the muscles and get the most optimal range of motion so that Read more…Read More
Keep Up With Your Goals Using a “Halftime Huddle”
A Different Approach to Goal Setting Anyone who knows anything about football knows about the halftime huddle: The team takes a breather and gathers around the coach. Together they review the first half of the game– what went well? What didn’t? What did they learn about their opponent? Next, they use that knowledge to make Read more…Read More
5 Ways to Maintain a Fitness-Based Lifestyle
Have you ever declared to yourself to finally jump on the health and fitness wagon once and for all, only to fall off after a night or two of indulgence, call the whole thing off, and begin the cycle again the following week? If so, you aren’t alone. The good news is that a few simple Read more…Read More