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
Pressing on. I didn't lose the weight I wanted to last week. So I tweeted my eating plan and made sure I walked before work. I'll try to walk some after work as well. I ate healthy and am enjoying the food a great deal. Let's do this... Read more
I want to work on the backs of my arms (flabby) & usual do overhead tricep extensions with weights (2 lbs. in each hand). But I have issues with my right shoulder, bursitis & can't always do any overhead movements. I did a few this morning & now my... 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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