Weight training is a critical component to the success of an athlete.
By becoming stronger and increasing muscular endurance, an athlete is able to perform more efficiently and is better able to avoid injury. Furthermore, there are a numbe... Read more
A fitness trend is sweeping the nation that involves balancing oneself on an oversized ball while performing functional resistance movements. The ball is referred to as a "physio" or "Swiss" ball and has grabbed the attention of n... Read more
Yoga, which comes from the Sanskrit yuj word meaning "union," originated in India more than 5,000 years ago. There are many forms of yoga, but in general, yoga focuses on breathing techniques (pranayama), postures (asanas), flexibility, and... Read more
In this exercise, movement will come from the ankles.
Sit on the seat of the calf raise machine. Place your thighs under the leg pad, just above your knees. Place the balls of your feet on the foot rest, allowing your ankles to hang... Read more
In this exercise, movement will come from the knees.
Sit on the chair and place your feet behind the foot pads, which should make contact with your lower shin, just above your ankles. Adjust the seat so that the back of your legs lie... Read more
So I'll be 16 in February and I weigh 123.4, I'm 5 foot and 3 inches I think. I really want to be 110 pounds but I'm not sure if that's healthy for my age. As much as I want to be healthier and lose weight, I can't stay motivated and I'm picky and do... Read more
I started by on my weight loss journey on yesterday & I did very well. So far today I'm doing great. I have a cruise in October & want to lose at least 8lbs a month which is 2lbs per week (normal weekly weight loss). However, my issue is exercising... Read more
I need to get started back on the path to weight loss. In 2008 I lost 100lbs thanks to lapband surgery. After getting pregnant in 2009 ive gained it all back and plus some. I need help getting going again.... Read more
Hello! I'm 32 looking to lose weight for my wedding next June! I have about 55 lbs to go. I used to be an avid runner and I loved lifting, but I've had several back surgeries that led to weight gain. I'm looking for people to stay motivated with!... Read more
Instead of using weights on your extremities, increase your intensity - either go faster, or use incline and interval training to increase the intensity of your workouts. If you need to add weights, consider a weighted vest. You will suffer fewer i... Read more
Put ankle weights and arm weights before playing wii fit, not only do you get the benefit of being active on something really fun -- but the added resistance from the ankle weights and arm weights burns more calories!... Read more
SparkPeople's fitness experts advise against wearing wrist and ankle weights while doing cardio exercise and other general daily activities. Even though they are lightweight (usually two pounds or less), the risk of injuring yourself by wearing t... Read more
Having strong calf muscles are what gives our lower legs that often sought after well-defined look, but having strong calf muscles also aids running and walking by allowing for ankle extension. While many of us find working the quadriceps (front t... Read more
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