September 17, 2019
10 Questions to Ask Your Personal Trainer
If you’re looking for a personal trainer, make sure you put in the effort to get to know them and learn how they can benefit you. Not all personal trainers are the same, some have different qualifications, some have different training styles and not every trainer is going to be able to meet the schedule [...]
September 10, 2019
Constant Tension Workout
If you visit the gym a lot, then you may have heard of something called TUT, or Time Under Tension. This refers to the time in which your muscles are being strained during a set and is typically used in bodybuilding and strength conditioning. When you add more tension to your muscles during a workout, [...]
September 3, 2019
How Long Should I Rest Between Sets?
It’s common knowledge that there are different variables within your workout that affect the overall results of your workout, but many people are unaware that the amount of time you take between sets also affects your workout results. One of the biggest reasons this rest time is important is because the energy used up by [...]
August 27, 2019
Heart Rate 101: Using Your Heart Rate to Maximize Your Workout
With the rise of fitness trackers, monitoring your heart rate during your workout seems to be a big deal. In part, it’s because the heart rate can actually tell you a lot of information, especially during your workout. The faster your heart pumps, the more energy your body is losing and therefore trying to regain [...]
August 20, 2019
How Music Inspires a Better Workout
If you’ve ever been to the gym, you’ll notice that it’s pretty typical for the gym to have music playing over the speakers while you workout. Some people even prefer their own music and typically workout with headphones, but why are we drawn to listen to music when we’re exercising? There have been several studies [...]
August 13, 2019
The Mental Benefits of Working Out
We all know that working out is good for you, but there are more benefits to working out than just getting in shape or losing weight. Working out increases our heart rate sending oxygen to the brain, but why is that important? Our brains need oxygen in order to perform properly. Believe it or not, [...]
August 6, 2019
Top Fitness Trackers – 2019
If you’re looking to buy a fitness tracker then one of the first things you must do is figure out what you’re looking to track. Are you wanting to track your steps? Do you want a heart rate monitor? Do you want it to connect to your phone? Does your ideal fitness tracker also track [...]
July 15, 2019
The Rise of Streaming Workouts
The idea of streaming workouts has gained popularity in recent years as those looking to get in shape can do so without stepping foot out of their home.
July 8, 2019
Chicagoland Road Race Guide – Fall 2019
When the temperatures begin to drop and the leaves begin to fall from the trees, there will be plenty of great races across Chicagoland to take part in.
May 28, 2019
The Truth About Whey Protein Supplements
A big part of staying fit, especially if you’re looking to put on muscle mass, is finding a suitable protein source to gulp down following a workout.
May 7, 2019
Mindfulness and Why it Matters
We’ve all heard the time “mindfulness” or “mindful,” but do we know what it truly means? Additionally, what makes being a mindful person so important?
March 7, 2019
25 Ways an Active Lifestyle Leads To a Better Life
The benefits of maintaining an active and healthy lifestyle go far beyond physical gains. The staff at The Endorphin Effect has helped to put together a list of some of the ways staying active can improve your overall lifestyle.