Remember when you were a kid and claimed that your dog ate your homework, when really you just didn't get around to writing your book report? Of course, your teacher knew you were fibbing. While most of us are past blaming the dog instead of taki... Read more
Kettlebells were practically unheard of in North America until recently, but now exercising with a bowling-ball-shaped weight with a handle is the newest fitness trend. Used by fitness enthusiasts, collegiate athletes, and pro sports teams alike, mor... Read more
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Check out Common Fitness Blunders Part 1 for Blunders 1 and 2.
Blunder #3: Believing the Myths
There are too many to count. Fitness myths are created for many reasons, but are mainly the result of people unknowingly spreading inaccurate in... Read more
Depending on where you live, weather conditions can vary greatly throughout the year. If you enjoy exercising outdoors, the different seasons certainly bring their share of joys and sorrows. Who wouldn’t enjoy walking, running, or biking on a w... Read more
I do not have a heart rate monitor, but am planning to get one with a chest strap, because the one I thought was a hrm, does not calculate weight or calories burned. I know kettlebell training can burn a lot of calories, but I highly doubt that it bu... Read more
About a month ago I started doing an introductory kettlebell workout about three times a week. I thought I was following the correct form. However, I noticed last week that my lower back feels very tight and sore. I noticed it when I leaned over tha... Read more
I was wondering if anyone can give me some advice concerning the cardio portion of my workout. For a couple of months I have done 30 minutes a day on the arc trainer. I started at a resistance of 15 and am now at resistance 20. A trainer at my gym su... Read more
My question is about a stair climber, which is like a short escalator, not the stairmill, which is two pedals that go up and down.
How does a stair climber compare to real stairs? It's probably easier than real stairs, so is there something I... Read more
When we think of strength training activities, many of us think of free weights, weight machines, resistance bands, even medicines balls, but how many of us think of using a simple household item like a bath towel or dish towel to help us build musc... Read more
Whittle Your Middle Got 10 minutes? Then you have enough time to work this workout into your routine. These six simple moves can put you on your way toward a tinier tummy. So what are you waiting for? Mountain Climber ... Read more
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