26. August 2012 12:40
If you’re new to working out and need an effective plan for a week, try these ideas:
Day 1: chest/triceps, plus 30 minutes of cardio*
Day 2: back/biceps
Day 3: shoulders/abs, 30 minutes cardio
Day 4: cardio for 45-60 minutes
Day 5: hamstrings/quads/calves
Day 6: cardio ... [More]
18. August 2012 19:21
Having strong, well-defined arm and shoulder muscles is important to both men and women.
For men, the stature of the upper body lends to a balanced appearance with their whole physique.
For women, weight training arms and shoulders helps their over-all physical look, but also helps t... [More]
30. July 2012 20:16
It’s hard to imagine that with one set of dumbbells you can get a total body workout, but you can. Work your upper body, legs, glutes, core, biceps, triceps, and shoulders with these exercises:
1. Dumbbell Wood Chop- (low to high)- works your leg... [More]
12. July 2012 05:38
A reader sent a question in asking whether weight training or cardio is better for burning calories. I’ve asked this question of the years myself.
What I’ve researched, been told by trainers, and experienced for myself is that weight lifting is the winner overall.&nb... [More]
18. May 2012 06:03
If you pain in your knees appearing to be from exercise, the pain may be originating from your hips!
When your ball/socket joints are out of line or weak, it can radiate pain to other areas such as ankles, hips, and your back. This issue should always be checked by a doctor if the pain is severe, bu... [More]
14. March 2012 09:11
12 key home exercises that you can do with a tube band, and 1 or 2 sets of barbells. With this plan, you can get an overall body workout. Depending on the amount of time that you can dedicate to these 12, you can break it up over 3 days or however many you have available. You can always add ... [More]
19. January 2012 05:06
There are an infinite number of exercises that you can do at home with a few sets of dumbbells and the will to do it!
If you don't have a flat bench, you can use a sturdy chair or stability ball. For a replacement for an incline bench you can lean against a stability ball, wedged into the corner of ... [More]
5. January 2012 17:42
Exercise is a metabolism furnace for calorie burning for up to 14 hours after you’ve changed out of your workout gear!
According to Medical Science Sports Exercise (43:1643, 2011), researchers had 10 men aged 22 to 33 ride a stationary bike for 45 minutes at a brisk pace. During the 14 h... [More]
8. November 2011 10:47
I was skipping working on my shoulders because I've never felt they are very strong, and it didn't do wonders for my self-esteem when I work on a group that is weak. Then I made that leap to why some people give up on exercise/weight training (like the people that sign up for gym membership... [More]
25. September 2011 16:12
Having diversity in your exercise program is’ key’ in not reaching a plateau with your progress. This can translate into trying new classes, mixing your cardio work between interval and steady training, mixing up your weight training sets and equipment.
Today I used ... [More]