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
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
What do you think of when you read the words "stir fry"? Chinese food? A wok? Chopsticks, perhaps?
While none of those ideas are inconsistent with stir-frying, this cooking technique actually extends well beyond Asian cuisine. Th... Read more
If you press the back arrow next to "today", it will take you back to yesterday to log your calories for the previous day. It sounds like you'll just need to make the adjustment once so that from now on you're putting things on the correct day.... Read more
I'm reading about appetite and how just seeing or thinking about a food can make you want to eat it (basically, the story of my life). The article says to try a "distraction technique" but the link to what those are doesn't work. Does anyone have a... Read more
I have found the BEST motivation technique. My friends and I snapchat each other everyday we workout with sweat dripping. If we don't receive a snap after a few days we send motivational memes. I've been consistent for the last month working out 5... Read more
Another visualisation technique is to close your eyes, picture your body as a clear vessel with crystals of anger (or pain, or whatever negative thing you want to lose) then imagine filling up your body with clear, fresh water. Let the crystals... 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
How do you fit in the ideal amounts of cardio, strength training, stretching, balance exercises, and core training—without living in the gym? Well, you could do multiple workouts a day: Cardio in the morning, Pilates at night. Strength tra... Read more
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