Pittsburgh's regional ski resorts won't be introducing any new snazzy ski lodges or other big ticket items this coming season, but they've made a number of improvements aimed at enhancing the overall experience for all snowsports enthusiasts.
Some things are better left basic. That's certainly true for activity monitors, many of which seem to have more controls than a car (and the price tag to justify it). If you're just looking for a monitor to track steps and distance covered, calories burned and quality of sleep, the nuyu personal activity tracker is a budget-wise choice that does its job without the unnecessary bells and whistles.
On the fence about running your Thanksgiving turkey trot? We get it. The family-filled holiday is one best spent with loved ones, but there's no reason you can't make the morning 5K a family affair. In fact, there's no more perfect time than Thanksgiving to toe the line. Especially since Ann Marie Miller, a group fitness instructor at New York Health & Racquet Club and 4-time UCI World Masters' Road Cycling champion, says that on average, Thanksgiving dinner can add up to 1,200 to 2,500 calories easy.
Almost every competitive athlete has had to compete while sick. Runny nose, watery eyes, chills and fever - these symptoms rarely matter; few athletes will miss out, especially for a big event. But as many have learned with dismay, you can perform well for a short time with a cold, but you're never competitive if you have the flu.
A toned bum should be worn like a medal. The only problem is that sometimes firming up a curvy rear is easier said than done. Squats and lunges aren't exactly the most enticing workout moves or the most fun to do, which is why we went in search of a move that gives quick results without the monotony of a squat.
The plan, basically, was to drive east and see what happened. Plenty could go wrong as we ventured into the Upper Peninsula of Michigan without a detailed itinerary, but we had heard glowing reports of world-class mountain bike trails near Marquette, and for our family of mountain bikers, that was enough. Even if the trails didn't pan out, we would still be near Lake Superior.
I used to think there were two possible subtexts when it comes to getting toned fast: This doesn't actually work, and it works, but you'll push yourself to the brink of misery and despair in the process. Pick your poison.
This time of year is perfect for core training - no longer fall, not quite winter, with a brief lull in sports activities until there's enough snow on the slopes to make heading to the lifts worthwhile.
Beer lovers unite: Kleen Kanteen's Vacuum-Insulated Growler adds portability to your tap favorites, keeping cool, fresh and leak free whether you're on the camp site or in the stadium parking lot. It includes double-wall vacuum insulation and a threadless, removable Swing Lok cap that maintain the proper beverage carbonation and temperature for up to 24 hours. (It also works well for water and iced coffee if that's more your style.)
The hamstring is a combination of three muscles that originate at the ischial tuberosity (the part of the pelvis you feel when you sit down) and runs along the back of the leg until they connect with bone just below the knee. Since the muscle group spans both the hip and the knee, the hamstring responds to two sets of forces from top to bottom, serving as both a hip extensor and a knee flexor.