Categories for Workout Tips

How Can Sleep Affect Your Workout?

April 3, 2020

There are many factors that can affect the quality of your workout and the effectiveness of your fitness regimen. What you eat is always one of the most important things—if you’re eating the right things, then it’s more likely that this will manifest itself in the body you’ve always been hoping for. The same can be said of the exercises you’re performing—it’s hard to build up your core strength if you’re not putting in the hard work of core exercises, for example. One thing some of our clients at Pamela Young Fitness frequently underestimate, however, is the power of a... View Article

The Benefits of Kettlebell Swings

March 5, 2020

If you have an office job, or find yourself hunched over a computer and smartphone more than you’d like, you’re in the same boat as many of us. Bad posture can affect our muscle dominance—when you’re slouched over, it’s harder to breathe properly and you are putting unwarranted strain on your back and neck. Luckily, the humble kettlebell is the one piece of equipment that can help solve these problems while providing visible results. What are the benefits of kettlebell swings in Phoenix, AZ? Let’s start with the basics. Kettlebells are small, round weights with a handle on top—you can... View Article

Flexibility vs. Mobility Explained

February 11, 2020

If you’re new to working out, you might have heard “flexibility” and “mobility” being used interchangeably. They’re actually two very different concepts, both of which are important for whole-body health and fitness. While connected, you should aim for achieving both flexibility and mobility in Phoenix, AZ. The short version: flexibility refers to the ability of your connective tissues to temporarily elongate (think of doing the splits), while mobility refers to your body’s general range of motion. If you had trouble moving your right shoulder thanks to sleeping on it strangely, for example, you don’t have mobility—but that wouldn’t necessarily mean... View Article

The Different Kinds of Workout Splits Explained

January 28, 2020

Leg day isn’t just a meme—splitting up your workouts is a good way to make sure you’re focusing enough on certain areas of the body. But when you start to get bored (or you’re tired of just one body part aching more than the others), you might be looking for a good way to mix up your routine. Experts have come up with a few different workout splits in Phoenix, AZ that are designed to target the entire body while keeping things interesting. Here are five of our favorites—see what works for you: Upper vs. lower: Upper and lower splits... View Article

Definitions of Six Commonly-Used Fitness Terms

December 21, 2019

Exercise is important for the body and mind. It keeps you toned and strong in many ways. In addition to this, working out can also help regulate your sleep, metabolism and overall wellbeing. You’re likely aware that physical movement of your body’s tissues and muscles is good for your health, but not everyone gets enough of it. Luckily, there is good news if exercising hard every day is not your thing. Simple actions like standing up, walking from room to room and light stretching throughout the day can be beneficial. Whether you hit the gym several times a week or... View Article

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