Eric C. Stevens

Eric C. Stevens

 

 

 

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Many of us have superstitions about our training. We have our own habits and rituals at the gym, studio, and out on the field of play. But do these habits make a difference?
As our "social capital" or involvement in our communities has declined, so has our health. The new trends in fitness are changing this and may be what saves us all.
The jab may not be the most glamorous of punches, but it can be one of the most effective in disrupting your opponent and setting up your own killer combos.
I’ve been in fitness for a long time now and have seen many trends come and go but none as prevalent and as harmful as that of the current multi-level marketing product craze.
And then what? This question is about what happens after we’ve reached the goal. It's a question about the long term, who we are, and what we’re seeking at a deeper level.
I'm a boxer, not a yogi. Yet, I find unlike other exercise, yoga makes me feel better after I do it. Here's why I think non-yogis, especially guys, should try it.
Do guys just shadow box to try to look cool? No, there's a real purpose and a practice to it, and you can see it echoed in all other sports as well.
As we get older, we naturally lose strength and cardiovascular ability, but we do not have to lose flexibility. And being flexible could actually help you live longer.
Exercise recovery heart rate is one of the biggest predictors of cardiovascular health. Using heart rate interval training can help you get lean and live longer.
As humans, we must change to grow, and we must grow or we die. Yet, we are also creatures of habit and comfort seekers. The key is to recognize this and see when our equilibrium is off.
When our bodies are in pain, it is mentally taxing. Is it possible that when we are mentally stressed it can manifest physically? And if so, how do we heal this type of pain?
Pain can't be avoided in our lives - either in the gym or outside of it. But how we handle our pain can determine what we learn and how successfully we move forward.