VO2 Max and The Reason to Measure Heart Rate Variability on the Apple Watch

Keeping track of VO2 max and Heart Rate Variability rates have become indispensable for people who train since it can provide them with valuable information on their cardiovascular fitness. Because these two metrics are so important in measuring not only athletic performance but general well-being, it’s now difficult to find a fitness device on the

When Is The Vegan Diet The Healthy Option?

A whole foods vegan diet may be a healthy diet for some people. The diet may be healthy for people who eat the standard American diet which is full of processed foods and junk foods. If you decide not to go whole foods and just eat “vegan”, including your favorite processed vegan “meats” made to look like real meat and other varieties of processed vegan treats you find in the popular grocery stores, I would say this is never a good option if you are seeking long term health.

Better Heart Rate Monitoring with Apple Watch Using Chest Strap Heart Rate Monitor

Last March I decided to purchase a separate chest strap worn heart rate monitor, specifically the Polar H10 Bluetooth Smart HR Sensor, to use with my Apple Watch when tracking my workouts.

You might be thinking, why would you buy a heart rate monitor when the Apple Watch already tracks heart rate?

How To Preserve Muscle Mass As You Age

Lean body mass does not increase with age. On average, when you reach the age of 30, you start to lose muscle mass. This is known as sarcopenia. This happens to those who have a sedentary lifestyle as well as those who are inactive. There are multiple causes for sarcopenia to occur. This includes changes

How Quitting Coffee Can Help Your Gains

Caffeine Addiction I’ve been addicted to coffee for years. I probably haven’t had a break from coffee for over 5 years. Inconvenience be damned, I always find a way to get caffeine in my system before starting my day. Whether I’m sick or traveling, it doesn’t matter. It’s the first thing I do when I

Foam Roller Review: My Favorite Ways to Use a Foam Roller

Ever since I was introduced to CrossFit, I would go to class and see people using the foam roller before and after class. This is also known as self-myofascial release. The coaches would tell us specifically how to use it in preparation for the WOD (workout of the day). Most coaches would have their own

Bear Komplex HUMMER Speed Jump Rope Review

I’ve tried many jump ropes from the Rogue fitness jump ropes to cheaper versions of the same jump ropes that I found on Amazon in hopes of improving my double unders for CrossFit workouts. The Bear Komplex Hummer Speed Jump Rope has been my favorite one so far. The weight of the handles is perfect