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Whether you’re just starting out your fitness journey or you’ve got an established routine set in place and you’re on your way to major gains, it’s always good to reevaluate your gym bag situation. Firstly, if your zipper and/or strap is messed up or broken or for some reason there is a hole in your bag, you will need to replace it to make sure you can rely on what will be transporting your valuable gym essentials.  Deodorant - A lot of us gym-goers leave in a car after a workout and the last thing you want is to be so...

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One big question for those that have recently jumped into the fitness scene: How do I keep my gains when I am on vacation? It’s really not as big of a deal as you may think it is, depending on the length of your vacation. If we’re talking two-plus weeks then you might want to simply consider a temporary gym membership depending on how badly you want to keep your gains. We wouldn’t feel like a good friend if we didn’t suggest that you try to enjoy your vacation as much as possible. Taking the entire two weeks off of training is...

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Every weight trainer out there has had a callus on their hands. It’s just something that comes with the territory. Repetitive friction is one of the main causes of the painful gross hand (and eye) sores that you may often struggle with if you workout without your fitness gloves on. If you’re dealing with some gnarly calluses on your hands right now-- we suggest trying a good hand soak for about 10 minutes followed by rubbing with a pumice stone. That may not work for really severe cases and you should always play it safe and ask your Doc if...

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Eating breakfast in the morning awakens your body and gives fuel and energy to the muscles you’re going to want to work out later on. Once you eat a healthy breakfast your metabolism will kick start and be ready to roll by lunch time. That is why it is important to eat a healthy breakfast when you are trying to lose weight. Of course, there are more benefits to eating in the morning; I find that eating a really healthy breakfast in the morning not only makes me feel more alert by the time I get to work, it sets...

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When working out your forearms, consider this! Have you ever just looked at your forearms in complete disgust because they were so thin compared to the rest of your muscular body? This is a common hobby of newbies to the fitness and health lifestyle and it’s definitely not just guys that do this! There are a few isolation exercises you can do on your forearms, however, it should be noted that forearm isolation exercises aren’t for beginners simply because so many other compound exercises (exercises newbies should be focused on) workout your forearms as well as other muscles in your body. Over-training...

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