Dumbbells vs Resistance Bands: Which One Is Better for Building Muscle?

Looking to level up your strength training routine by adding a new piece of fitness equipment? Have it narrowed it down to resistance bands or a pair of dumbbells? How do you decide which is better for you?  There are three primary factors to consider when deciding: your level of experience in strength training, your […]

Introduction to the Best Dumbbell Exercises for Weight Loss

When people try to lose weight, they sometimes believe they must run 8 miles a day, seven days a week, while only drinking protein shakes. Cardio is a great way to kick-start weight loss, but we need to remember the benefits of weight training when attaining our weight loss goals on our fitness journeys. The […]

Forearm Workouts with Dumbbells

If you want to strengthen your forearms, consider forearm workouts with dumbbells! Using dumbbells to strengthen your forearms will provide increased forearm strength and better grip strength and can also help prevent injuries. In addition to building strength and muscle mass, many functional benefits come with upper body strength – not to mention the aesthetic […]

Jesse Labreck and Chris DiGangi: American Ninja Warrior’s Power Couple

American Ninja Warrior held its first Couples Championship on Monday, 9/18/2023, in which veteran Ninja couple Jesse Labreck and Chris DiGangi competed to win $25,000.  Labreck and DiGangi are accomplished Ninjas, each holding 10 buzzers a piece in their American Ninja Warrior careers.  Hampton Fitness Elite Athlete Jesse Labreck made her first appearance on American […]

Medicine Ball Twist

While medicine ball exercises have grown in popularity over the last decade or so, the origin of medicine ball fitness can actually be traced back thousands of years. Persian wrestlers and Hippocrates himself used medicine ball-type exercises for medicinal purposes. Medicine balls made a popular comeback in the early 1900s with the Hooverball, continuing the […]

Post Workout Routines – Recovery Tips – Hampton Fitness

It’s no secret that workout recovery is one of the most important components of your daily workout session. One of the biggest hurdles in developing a post workout routine is understanding that there are multiple components within recovery itself; stretching, healthy eating, supplementing, hygiene and rest. All components must be part of your recovery to […]

Why is Stretching Important After Exercise?

We all know that regular exercise is vital to our overall health. Post pandemic The Center for Disease Control recommends 150 minutes (approximately 20 minutes per day) of moderate-intensity exercise for adults. However, stretching before and after exercise is also very important and very often under-prioritized. While most people understand the importance of warming up […]

Strength Training With Free Weights

When you think about what it takes to get in a great workout, does your mind automatically venture to strength training at the gym? You may even think of military boot camp-type workouts, running marathons, hiring a personal trainer, or spending hours sweating it out on large commercial machines.  Since the 1960s and 70s, when […]

Building a Home Gym: Tips From Hampton Fitness

If you’re anything like us, we know that you love to work out! There’s nothing like busting out a workout and enjoying that post-workout feeling. It completely re-energizes you and makes you better in every aspect of your life. But a gym membership has its downsides for the elite athlete–it can be far away, cutting […]

Targeted Body Workouts

It’s time to hit the gym! Maybe it’s the day to hit your upper body hard, or maybe you’re focused on a powerful lower body workout. Either way, you get into the gym and get working. But are you doing workouts that will provide the most benefit for the area you’re focusing on? What types […]