The 13 Universal Obstacle Types You Can Expect At Every Mud Race

Welcome back to another post on obstacle course racing! This week, we're talking about the bread and butter of this sport: the obstacles. If you've never been to an obstacle course race before, you probably don't know what to expect. How many obstacles are there on a typical obstacle course? Are the obstacles at Spartan … Continue reading The 13 Universal Obstacle Types You Can Expect At Every Mud Race

Why Are Jamaican Sprinters So Fast? 5 Potential Explanations [Femme FITale #4]

On today's installation of Femme FITale, we're taking a look at the fastest women in the world. More specifically, how a small, not particularly wealthy country in the Caribbean managed to take the sprinting world by storm. Jamaican Excellence Jamaica is home to around three million people, about the same number as live in Chicago. … Continue reading Why Are Jamaican Sprinters So Fast? 5 Potential Explanations [Femme FITale #4]

What to Expect From Your First Obstacle Course Race – Answers to 6 Common Questions

I recently completed my first ever obstacle course race: a Rugged Maniac 5K. Before going in, I had no idea what to expect. I'd never run any reasonable distance, never done an obstacle course race, and never even done a competitive athletic event before. Needless to say, a bunch of questions were swirling around in … Continue reading What to Expect From Your First Obstacle Course Race – Answers to 6 Common Questions

Are Electric Skateboards Worth It? – Reflections From 1 Year In

If you're reading this post, you've probably been asking yourself questions like: Why are electric skateboards so expensive? Is it really worth it? What's the best electric skateboard if I'm not looking to break the bank? I went through the same thing a year ago and wanted to share my reflections on the journey since, … Continue reading Are Electric Skateboards Worth It? – Reflections From 1 Year In

Is Athletic Greens Worth It? A Buyer’s Guide

What Is Athletic Greens? Athletic greens is a nutritional supplement that aims to help people make sure they are getting enough vitamins and minerals in their diet every day. It is designed to be consumed daily–in drink form–and contains 75 different ingredients. According to the official site, the ingredients come from whole foods (and therefore … Continue reading Is Athletic Greens Worth It? A Buyer’s Guide

What Is Pre-workout? Does It Work? Is it Safe? Supplements 101

Welcome to a new series, Supplements 101, where I break down the science behind different fitness supplements and help you find what’s right for you! This week, Pre-Workout 101: What is pre-workout?What is is it made of?Is it actually useful? (A review of scientific papers)Is it safe to consume? This post will not cover which … Continue reading What Is Pre-workout? Does It Work? Is it Safe? Supplements 101

Why I Have A Minimalist Fitness Wardrobe – And Why You Should Too

In the world of fitness, it's easy to get pulled into the consumerism cycle. There are ads for fitness gear everywhere, telling you that their product is something you need to be able to do your best at the gym. It can feel sometimes like if you don't purchase an item, you'll feel left out–no … Continue reading Why I Have A Minimalist Fitness Wardrobe – And Why You Should Too

[FAFQ] How Do I Fit Exercise In On A Tight Schedule?

If you're a full time student, work a job that has a demanding schedule, have a lot of parenting responsibilities, or have any other limitations on your free time, you've probably struggled trying to fit exercise in alongside everything else. You know it's important–but it just feels so hard to find the time to get … Continue reading [FAFQ] How Do I Fit Exercise In On A Tight Schedule?

Ronda Rousey and the Rise of Women’s MMA [Femme FITale #3]

Mixed martial arts (MMA)–a combat sport combining techniques from a variety of disciplines such as Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Judo, Kickboxing, and Wrestling–was a men's game until the 2010s, when its fate was forever changed by "Rowdy" Ronda Rousey, the women's MMA superstar whose career ushered in a new era of combat sports. Rousey's career did not … Continue reading Ronda Rousey and the Rise of Women’s MMA [Femme FITale #3]