For shoulders and arms, few gym machines are more effective than the Overhead Press. It works the deltoid muscles, or the sides of your shoulders, which are good for lifting boxes from shelves or picking up a small child. If you’ve never used t... Read more
"Time is money," Benjamin Franklin advised a young tradesman in a 1748 essay. Although we don’t know to what extent he applied Franklin’s wisdom, most of us do understand the implications of this adage in our own lives. When it... Read more
Exercise beginners usually try to make up for lost time by going all out their first week. The result? Injury or intense soreness. Pain does not necessarily mean gain.
Many injuries occur at joints, where bones meet and provide motion. An enormo... Read more
What is with all the weird looking toys you see in the gyms, sporting goods stores, and fitness magazines today? We see funny looking things like a cut-in-half stability ball called a BOSU. There are the small circular "pillow discs" that a... Read more
The relationship between exercise and gastro esophageal reflux disorder (GERD) is a tricky one. For some people, moderate exercise can help reduce GERD symptoms and benefit the body in countless other ways too. In a 2004 study in the gastroenterology... Read more
Boy did I mess up. I made a big brunch for my guys and I thought I had everything under control. I counted my egg, biscuit and even 3 pieces of bacon. Then I totally lost control and ate way too many pieces of bacon. It was ridiculous!!!!! All I... Read more
When I FEEL like skipping a workout and I press on anyhow without giving in to the feelings, I grow stronger and stronger in favor of making workouts a HABIT. Today I proudly completed week4 day 3 of C25k. Really building my endurance.... Read more
Yoga vs. playing an instrument. I've done both regularly and there is no way playing an instrument for a half hour burns more calories than ashtanga yoga does. How are calorie calculations made for the fitness part?... Read more
Should ALL the calories I exerted from exercise be added to my nutrition tracker? That seems counter productive to me. I know the calories get added on automatically when I track my fitness, but at the end of the day I don't eat as many calories, car... Read more
When exercising on a program, it's best to mix it up each time. Doing the same exercises all the time can get your metabolism used to it, and it won't burn as much fat nor build lean muscle. Keep your body guessing!... Read more
Compound exercises are those exercises that work multiple muscles or muscle groups around multiple joints such as a squat. Isolation exercises, on the other hand, work a single muscle or muscle group around a single joint such as a bicep curl. Compou... Read more
Spring is around the corner, which means you'll be bringing your short sleeved and sleeveless tops out of storage in no time. Speaking of baring your arms: Are yours in tip-top shape? If not, you could help build strength and muscle tone in the m... Read more
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