by Rachel Tipovski, blogger A long day of classes, a big exam or a lot of homework, are often the most common excuses for skipping out on exercise. There are definitely days where you may rather crawl into bed for an hour-long nap then hit the gym for an hour-long work out. On these days… Continue reading Post Spring Break Edition: Beat the Afternoon Slump
by Rachel Tipovski, blogger After working so hard to tone up for spring break it’s tempting to take a vacation from your new and improved healthy eating habits. There are ways to stay on track without depriving yourself of the foods you love, just make a few adjustments to your regular routine. Something all women,… Continue reading Post Spring Break Edition: Self-Defense
by Rachel Tipovski, blogger (Courtesy of collegecures.com) The worst part about the gym is the time commitment. Taking an hour or more to spend at the gym, watching the minutes pass and calories melt off of you is boring and exhausting. Thankfully, there is a way to spend less time at the gym without sacrificing… Continue reading Post-Spring Break Edition: How To Keep The Body You Worked So Hard For
by Katherine Salisbury, WTH writer Check out this feature and other great stories in the newest issue of What the Health magazine, dropping tomorrow! Look for it in all the dining halls, dorms, fitness centers and academic buildings. Harsh winters force many workout routines indoors, but the second the sun starts to thaw Syracuse, some… Continue reading In the Magazine: In or Out?
by Rachel Tipovski, blogger For many people, strengthening and toning their core is often the most challenging area. With spring break and the summer months approaching quickly, the gyms seem to be getting fuller and fuller. When all the machines at the gym are taken, try Pilates for a total body tightening work out. Pilates… Continue reading Spring Break Edition: Makeover Your Middle
by Lauren Teng, blogger Jab, cross, hook and improve your attention span. Jon Jones, a mechanical engineering major from Jersey, started karate in 4th grade. His mom thought the discipline would be good for the junior’s attention span and ability to maneuver life. At 17, he started fighting and had taken up boxing, kickboxing and… Continue reading In The Gym: Jon, Hannah and Joseph
by Brittany Fuino, blogger Ever gotten a deep tissue massage? Me neither. Anyone who has experienced a sports-related injury knows that they can wreak havoc on your training routine. Many of these injuries, especially for distance runners, can be prevented with sports massage therapy. Sounds like a bogus excuse to get a massage, right? Not so… Continue reading Skip the Massage—Roll out!
by Rachel Tipovski, blogger Many girls shy away from free weights at the gym. Some worry about bulking up and looking manly, or that they don’t know how to use weights the right way. Maybe it just seems intimidating to go over and lift with the boys but it’s time to get over your fears!… Continue reading Spring Break Edition: Tone Up Without Bulking Up
by Lauren Teng, fitness blogger It’s two weeks from spring break and Syracuse is still pretending it’s the arctic. If you’re anything like me, midterm exams and projects haven’t been as bitter as continuing to schlep around a backpack full of books already loaded down with layers of coats. Lumbering around with all of this… Continue reading In The Gym: Alexander and Christian
by Lauren Teng, fitness blogger Dive Bomb! This is the name Bombay-born grad student Pushkar Varde and his friends dubbed the exercise they picked up in high school P.E. class. Part of a yoga asana, this fluid take on downward dog and a pushup is meant to capitalize on your body weight to tone your… Continue reading In The Gym: Pushkar Varde
By Jess Leeds, Healthy Monday I think we can agree that when the cold weather hits, motivation to exercise outside dramatically decreases. Instead of chills, chapped lips and a wind-burned face, most of us prefer to hit the gym. For those brave souls who stay loyal to outdoor workouts, here are some tips and ideas… Continue reading Braving exercise outdoors
by Brittany Fuino, blogger Bloodhound Gang may have been on to something when they wrote this song—at least with the sweating part, that is. A study in Experimental Physiology says that men are more efficient than women at sweating when they workout, thanks to more testosterone, which increases perspiration. Think the guy sweating bullets on the treadmill next… Continue reading Sweat, Baby, Sweat
by Lauren Teng, fitness blogger Alright already, enough is enough! It’s time to get back into gear, full force. The best way to do it is to shock your body—carefully, of course. Try out some new exercises that combine the full body with cardio. You may be surprised not only how sore you are the… Continue reading In The Gym: Lyndsay Hollis
by Lauren Teng, blogger Welcome back all you In The Gym’ers! It’s been five long weeks since our last installment- I hope they have treated you well. If you’ve been on your game like law student Justin Placitella from Jersey, coming back means you’re hitting the gym five days a week as opposed to the… Continue reading In the Gym: Justin Placitella
by Brittany Fuino, blogger With temps dipping below zero this past weekend, it wasn’t exactly a warm welcome into second semester here at SU. Let’s face it- posting witty Facebook statuses complaining about the weather might get you some sympathy from back home, but Mother Nature isn’t reading them. To add insult to injury, a… Continue reading Winter pudge that won’t budge?
by Lauren Teng, fitness blogger In The Gym found Greg Warner, a freshman from Connecticut, working out after that 6 to 8 p.m. gym rush Thursday night. Friend of former In The Gym’er TJ Warren, Greg works out for an hour or two every day and breaks down the hanging leg lift for us. Get… Continue reading In The Gym: Greg Warner
by Debbie Letchman, WTH writer Check out this feature and other great stories in this semester’s What the Health magazine, dropping Wednesday! Stretching prepares the body for physical activity. Benefits include playing a better game, having a better run and preventing serious injury. Yet, some personal trainers at Syracuse University, say they rarely see students… Continue reading In the Magazine: Stretch it Out
by Deandra Modica, blogger It’s the most wonderful time of the year…well, almost. Papers, projects and exams have been piling up as the semester winds down and working out may be on the bottom of your list. If you haven’t had time to hit the gym in a while, don’t feel bad! You’re not alone.… Continue reading Ditch the guilt and get moving!
by Lauren Teng, fitness blogger Chest Fly it up like Matthew Ware–Syracuse grad student by way of Alabama–to hit your Pectoralis major, minor, deltoids and biceps. “If it doesn’t feel right, you’re probably doing something wrong.” Such is the ultimate law for all you In The Gym’ers out there, dedicated to health and working up… Continue reading In The Gym: Matthew Ware
by Lauren Teng, blogger Students at the gym do them all the time in a variety of different ways, but senior broadcast journalism major Kevin Ware shows you how to get the best results with your oblique workout. First off, it’s not all about how much weight you’re holding and how fast you’re doing these… Continue reading In The Gym: Kevin Ware
by Lauren Teng, fitness blogger Rowing made easy! It doesn’t matter if you haven’t grown up on a lake with the water beneath you; the indoor rowing machines Syracuse gyms are made to provide the ideal cardio and strength training workout. The key to getting the most benefit, Kelly says, is maintaining correct posture… Continue reading In The Gym: Kelly Burda
by Brittany Fuino, blogger We’ve all heard it before— avoid getting yourself into a fitness funk by varying your workout routine. Cross train. Mix it up. Sound familiar? Truth is, it’s easier said than done. Trying something new requires stepping out of your comfort zone, it requires effort. Who wants to take the time to… Continue reading Spice up your gym life
by Lauren Teng, fitness blogger Hit the gym before your Friday night out- Tahnee, Ian and Jeff break down their workout for you! Tahnee: Work that core to the extreme with Tahnee’s stability ball circles. In an elbow plank on a stability ball that is just above the length of your arms, press your shoulder… Continue reading In The Gym: Tahnee, Ian and Jeff
by Lauren Teng, blogger WHAT: Tone and build your quads, hamstrings, glutes, and arms while strengthening your core-—just be sure to keep your knees over your toes and your head up, this freshman triathlete advises. HOW: TJ starts his workout with 10 to 15 reps at the T bar row, then grabs a 35-pounds weight… Continue reading In The Gym: TJ Warren
by Lauren Teng, fitness blogger WHAT: Chest, arms, and those tricky lower abs—Daniel works them out doing reverse crunches with a twist! Using a barbell he says is a fourth of his weight, Daniel lies on his back with arms extended holding the bar in line with his eyes. Bringing his shoulders back into the… Continue reading In The Gym: Daniel Franco
by Brittany Fuino, blogger Sadly, I’ve outgrown the “everything must be pink” phase that made my freshman dorm look like Barbie’s Malibu Dream House. But it’s October, so I’m thinking pink in honor of National Breast Cancer Awareness month. Embrace your inner pink-addict and shop for a cure with the fitness gear below. The second I saw… Continue reading Go pink!
In the Gym: Katie Berger by Lauren Teng, blogger In our newest series, our fitness blogger Lauren Teng will be finding you in the gym to find out your secrets to a healthy bod. Keep reading to see how your classmates are staying in shape! what: With a 10-lbs medicine ball in both hands, Katie… Continue reading Fitness Facts
Dance is a form of expression. It is fun to do on a Saturday night or just entertaining to watch others attempt new moves. What you might not consider are the health benefits that come along with learning and practicing this art, no matter what the style.
The peaks of Tanzania’s Mount Kilimanjaro, the world’s highest free-standing equatorial mountain, puff with boiling sulfurous smoke despite its year-round frozen snow-covered peaks. Daring hikers climb the mystical folklore-filled peaks through its drastic climate variations ranging from densely vegetated tropical forests with frequent torrential rainfall to sandy alpine deserts. Reaching the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro is an emotionally exploding feeling that Sharon Foster, vice chair of the Appalachian Mountain Club (AMC) Worcester Chapter, describes as “exhausting but spectacular.” After four and a half days of pouring rain and heavy snow, Foster and fellow adventure-seekers reached its peak in time to celebrate New Years Day 2007.