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
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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
"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
In this exercise, movement will come from the shoulders and elbows.
Start by sitting on the seat and adjusting the leg-restraint pad to the appropriate height. Your feet should be flat on the floor and the pad should help keep your l... Read more
"Pressing Pause" That is definitely what I've had to do with yesterdays Jillian Micheals's 6 week 6 pack Ab video. It is SO intense! And it seemed like it was going so fast! I don't know what that's all about. I tried my best to keep up with the card... Read more
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I have been very tried lately. I don't know exactly why, but I have. I have to literally force myself to exercise. I went to the doctors and he stated that I should be using a multivitamin, but I take them. I do... Read more
Every time I make up my mind to lose weight, exercise more, and any other type of goal my life gets hectic. More company at your house than usual, more appointments than I believe is really necessary, kids get sick, I get sick. Oh well. All my routin... Read more
I know there's some ladies (and probably some gents) out here with good advice and a lot of knowledge about lifting. I've heard a few people lately saying (or putting out on the forums) that the overhead press is a terrible movement - it doesn't work... Read more
Okay, so I just read and am just starting workouts from The Female Body Breakthrough. There are a few exercises I have never done before. I am admittedly slightly intimidated by the free weights area, so I steer clear of it and stick with machines... Read more
February kicks off the Center for Disease Control and Prevention's American Heart Month along with the American Heart Association's Go Red for Women campaign which focuses on heart health awareness for women. Heart disease is still the leading ca... 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
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