Make your fitness dreams come true once and for all, starting with the classic pull up!
Pull ups are one way to showcase ultimate strength and conditioning, and they're no easy feat for the beginner. But both men and women can achieve pull-u... Read more
Most people believe that all exercises are good, safe and effective. After all it's exercise—and that has to count for something, doesn't it?
The truth is that some common exercises aren't safe at all (especially for people who... 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
At some point in my mid-twenties, I recognized that exercise would always be an integral part of my life. I had been consistently working out for years and enjoyed the physiological and psychological benefits of my fitness routine. I couldn't ima... Read more
Before Gail Devers won the 100-meter dash at the 1992 Olympics, she spent countless hours on the track. But you know where else she spent her time? In the gym, doing strength training. Not to gain weight, but to keep her muscles strong.
The comm... Read more
Is there any way to change the fitness tracking weekly totals so the week begins on Monday rather than Sunday? I do a lot of running, and try to do one long run each weekend. Depending on weather and other commitments, sometimes it is on Saturday and... Read more
Confession Time: My 600-lb Life is what motivates me to keep going. I don't even have 1/4 of the weight to lose as those people. If they can lose hundreds of pounds, I can lose 40-50. I never want to lose so much control like that.... Read more
I recently tore and had surgery on my meniscus. Since surgery my knee swells and fluid collects which I have to have it drained. I was told I could ride a bike and that was all for exercise. I have no desire to exercise and as a side note; I tore... Read more
Quick Fires have changed my life!!4-5 short bursts of energy/day really DO make a difference in my life esp when it truly became My lifestyle!I belong to The Quick Fire Team....a place for All fitness levels. It is just Amazing how using this concep... Read more
Your back muscles may be one of the most neglected areas when it comes to strength training. And it isn't too surprising since we do not have a daily view of these muscles like we do our abs, chest, even our leg muscles. By focusing just a few... Read more
Warning! This list may be controversial, so feel free to disagree. I imagine that, for many people, several of the exercises on my personal DON'T DO list may be on your favorites list–and one, in particular, is probably on almost every gym rat’s fav... Read more
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