What is the Difference Between Muscular Strength and Muscular Endurance?
Muscular strength and endurance are two essential components of your body’s ability to move, lift things, and perform day-to-day functional activities. Muscular strength is the amount of weight you can lift, while muscular endurance is how many times you can move that weight until the muscle gets fatigued. More technically, muscles are made up of […]
5 Popular Outdoor Workout Classes
We love indoor workouts (especially when it’s cold and rainy) but when it’s fall in Chicago, you may want to break a sweat outside instead. After all, what’s better than some fresh air and fall views while you’re exercising? At CrossTown Fitness, we offer various outdoor classes throughout the summer, ranging from high-intensity interval classes […]
How to Get Into the Fitness Industry: Tips from a Fitness Director
Working in the fitness industry comes with a myriad of benefits. Whatever career path you choose to go down, most allow you the opportunity to help others reach their goals, which can be extremely rewarding. Plus, the job outlook for the industry is positive. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), the employment of […]
What is Muscular Strength?
Muscular strength is defined as the max amount of force a muscle can exert in any single rep of an exercise. That could mean bench pressing or repetitions with a heavy barbell. But, as a rule of thumb, to gain muscular strength you should emphasize lower rep ranges with heavier weights. Muscular strength training is […]