Proper form is important for any exercise. When using machines, where weight targets specific muscles in specific ways, it’s even more important. This gym staple is a machine that many people use improperly. Avoid injury by making sure you&rsqu... 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
Whether you have a disability or a chronic condition that limits your mobility, exercise doesn't have to be out of reach or even painful. In fact, depending on your condition, your health care provider has probably recommended that you increase y... Read more
Hiking on a wooded trail. Riding a bike down the street. Doing crunches on a stability ball. Hitting the slopes. Walking up the stairs with ease. These are more than simple pleasures you can enjoy by living a healthy lifestyle. They're also proof... Read more
If your knees are giving you problems, and you feel like the Tin Man from "The Wizard of Oz" when getting out of bed, you’re not alone. Nearly 50 million Americans feel the same way.
Knees are the most commonly injured joints in... Read more
I'm starting to run and I'm doing a ton of walking. I tend to do strength training mainly in my core and arms. Will this be enough or should I also be lifting on the bottom half too? Feedback please...... Read more
my left leg is substantially weaker than my right. I'm trying my best to do what I can do. But I'm just not sure the best way to equal my legs; make them more balanced in terms of strength.
ideas?... Read more
For some reason today my legs are aching a lot. I keep trying to stretch them and walk around. I work in an office but am up and down 1000 times a day. I walked on my lunch break, just through a store doing errands. I drink lots of water.
Shou... Read more
I'm not going to lie... i had a very bad yesterday. ... i have a cold and when I'm sick, the last thing I want to eat is anything healthy. .. so I had sugary cereal and cookies! :( also no workout yesterday. .. but today is a new day! :)... Read more
My current routine for leg day is:
Squats (warm-up sets) 3 sets x 5 reps @ 65% - 75% - 85%
Squats (working sets) 3 sets x 8 reps of 100%
Dual Leg Extensions 3 sets x 10 reps @ 50% of working squats
Dual Leg Curls 3 sets x 10 reps @ 25% of wor... Read more
While you do things at home or work, add some strength training, stretching or cardio moves to what you are already doing. While brushing teeth you can do leg lifts; while talking on the phone grab a hand weight for curls; while cleaning add some dan... Read more
Last week's fitness blog featured strength training exercises a beginner could do at home. This week's blog features those exercises that allow you to do a full-body workout routine in the gym.
If you feel you do not have time to incorporate al... Read more
Full body resistance band workouts are great for when you are short on time and going to the gym is not an option. They provide an excellent alternative for a full range of exercises when you do not have access to free weights or other exercise equi... Read more
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