We love them, we look forward to them, we talk about them for weeks before and weeks after – vacations. Those 1-2 weeks of the year when we get away from it all – work, responsibilities, car pools. Unfortunately, there is something el... Read more
Before Gail Devers won the 100-meter dash at the 1992 Olympics, she spent countless hours on the track. But you know where else she spent her time? In the gym, doing strength training. Not to gain weight, but to keep her muscles strong.
The comm... Read more
In this exercise, movement will come from the ankles.
Sit on the seat of the calf raise machine. Place your thighs under the leg pad, just above your knees. Place the balls of your feet on the foot rest, allowing your ankles to hang... Read more
When I first started running, I felt sore and tight, despite stretching thoroughly afterwards. I started thinking that running wasn't meshing well with my yoga practice. Yoga helped me loosen my muscles, but running only seemed to tighten them. A... 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
Also a 45 year old mom needing to lose 60 pounds or so. I have been lurking on the board for 5 months, just now getting serious. I need motivation! My husband is about as motivating as a wall clock.... Read more
I lost 45 lbs 5 years ago with the help of SP and since then I have been MIA. The last two years I have struggled keeping it off but have honestly over indulged on many occasions and have put on 13#. I am beside myself! Where's my self control? Ugh.... Read more
I just changed my exercise routine and I must have been crazy when I plugged in the Lying 45-Degree Abduction with Band! No way in creation can I get my legs up to the 45 degree angle without help. I find if I use my exercise roll and put it below... Read more
Having strong calf muscles are what gives our lower legs that often sought after well-defined look, but having strong calf muscles also aids running and walking by allowing for ankle extension. While many of us find working the quadriceps (front t... Read more
Although I’ve always been physically active, I’ve had to force myself to focus more on strength training over the past few years. My preference has always been cardio exercise (just because that’s what I like to do), but tryin... Read more
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