are high heels bad for your calves

Tight calves? Look at your footwear

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Many, many people have tight calves. Simply put, it’s largely a consequence of our sedentary lifestyles. Even the fittest among us often have to put in some extra effort to ensure that we still have good movement in this part of our leg. And for a lot of women, it’s natural to wonder, “Are high heels bad for your calves?” Unlike back pain, which is very obvious, tight calves often go somewhat unnoticed. At least […]

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10 golden rules of gym etiquette

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It’s no secret that this time of year brings in a lot of new faces in any gym. One of the most common New Year’s Resolutions is to join a gym. Memberships spike across the country. For many of us regulars, we tend to dread the onslaught of new members now using the equipment that we are so fond of. But anytime someone takes the leap and enters a gym – what can be a […]

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Thoughts on New Year’s Resolutions – and some motivation

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I wasn’t sure if I would write a New Year’s Resolution themed blog post this year. It just seems so cliche. So expected from a fitness blogger like myself. Nevertheless, here we are, but I’m not going to talk about goal setting or how to score a great deal on a new gym membership. The question is: Should you formulate a health and wellness New Year’s Resolution? Sure. Of course. If you aren’t quite happy […]

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Is the pistol squat the rarest exercise in the world?

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If there’s one exercise that has made me more friends in the gym than any other, it’s the pistol squat. Also known as the single leg squat, the pistol is the singular movement that everytime I work them in the gym, there’s a very good chance that someone will approach me and comment. Usually, they are either asking me why I’m doing them or lamenting about how they probably can never do them because of some […]

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How to know if you have tight quads

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It has only been in the last three years or so that I started to pay any attention to the tonicity of my quadriceps. To be honest, for a long time, I never thought that they could get tight. Hamstrings, sure. Calves, absolutely. But quads? Really? Today, I fortunately know better. Just as I keep a close eye on my calves and hamstrings, I now pay attention to my quads. And since I’ve done so, […]

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Two glute builders that don’t get enough attention

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Deadlift Monday, I like to say. It’s my little way of avoiding International Bench Press Monday which is known and celebrated the world over. And when I headed into the gym yesterday I realized – as I do almost every Monday – that hardly anyone deadlifts. Which got me thinking. Why are so many people headed to the gym to build a better butt, yet so few are even doing the exercises required to get […]