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This is the second in a three-part series on mountain biking. Today standout skier/mountain biker/daredevil Adam “O.J.” Schinness offers tips for beginners. There are mountain bike trails in every state in the country and they provide great cross training when combined with your treadmill, exercise bike...

This is the first in a three-part series on mountain biking. Today is a report on my introduction to the sport with standout skier/mountain biker/outdoor adventurer Adam “O.J.” Schinness. During the winter months many people train indoors on an exercise bike. Recumbent, upright and spinner bikes...

There are two places where I’ve almost never seen anyone act anything but friendly: Church and a bike trail. The first one is no surprise, as a church naturally puts people in a loving, peaceful mood. But, a bike trail? You know what, people are in a...

Blue-collar workers are naturally going to have a strength edge over white-collar people as their jobs are almost always more physically demanding. If you have an occupation that requires you to lift, pull and adjust heavy objects day after day, you are also performing functional strength...

For people with a desk job, staying fit can be especially challenging. Not only do you not burn many calories typing computer keys or sliding around a mouse, but you can actually harm your body as a slave to the desk too long. Stiff backs, carpal tunnel...

Exercise can be a great tension reliever, but sometimes when it’s crunch time it’s not possible to go for a run around the block, throw some weights on the barbell or jump on a treadmill. For the readers of athomefitness.com, here are five food and drink...

The weather’s getting nicer just in time for the annual spring rite of passage known as March Madness. You know, the NCAA Men’s College Basketball Tournament, which opened today for the field of 64. If you haven’t filled out a bracket at one time or another...

Any type of exercise is generally better than nothing, but did you ever stop to think about how well-rounded your strength training regimen really is? It is great to build up your body with exercises that isolate certain body parts, such as bench press, squats and...

To build a strong core it takes a lot more than just doing ab exercises. Abdominal exercises such as sit-ups and crunches are highly publicized, but the truth is that the abdominal muscles play a limited role overall in core strength. A functional approach to training your...

Chances are your fitness routine includes exercises to strengthen your legs. It would be pretty silly to just work out your upper body, wouldn’t it? Actually, some trainers say it’s just as silly to work out without incorporating functional exercises into your strength training regimen. When it...