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
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In a new series of videos, Coach Nicole will demonstrate some of her favorite... 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
I've heard/read two different things about squats and am not sure which is correct. Should the lowest part of the squat be with thighs parallel to the ground, or should you go down as far as you can (without letting knees extend beyond toes)? If it m... 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
Hey everyone. I just joined the site (well just started actively using the site) and I'm doing couch to 5K. I just started Monday so I'm on day 2 today. I'm having a really hard time with my breathing while I'm jogging. I've never been a runner and I... 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
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
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
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