You've probably heard most of the hyperbole on abs flattening—from how often you should train to how many reps you have to do. Here, our experts help separate abs facts from fiction.
MYTH Strength-training exercises like crunches will... Read more
We often get questions about the best abs exercises—after all, who doesn't want to tone their tummy in the least amount of time? There are countless exercises that target the abs, including fitness DVDs (Does "8 Minute Abs" ring a... Read more
My closet used to be divided into three sections: clothes that fit when I was 20 pounds heavier; clothes that fit when I was thin but miserable (from my “never-eat-anything-fun” phase); and clothes I could wear at that moment.
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A treadmill can seem scary to the beginner. They're big and bulky, make a lot of noise and have tons of buttons and moving parts. But I'm about to let you in on a secret: They're really not that scary. In fact, with just a few hints, the... Read more
Bogus exercise equipment and nutrition scams have been assaulting us for about as long as anyone can remember. According to author Dr. James Harvey Young, the scams date back as early as 1630. That was the year Nicholas Knopp of Massachusetts Bay was... Read more
I have a chance to get an Ab Lounger for free....not really familiar with the product but googled it for reviews & it seems to be a back stretcher more than anything else. Does anyone here on SP have any opinions or comments on this item? Is it w... Read more
There are tons of workouts available, I like to use the chin-up bars and bring my knees to my chest then I would drop them and bring them up to my sides to work the obliques. I can really tell the next day that I have worked them.... Read more
I have found that my favorite ab machine at the gym is the Ab Coaster.
For those who don't know what it is, it is like a swing you kneel on and you are gliding your knees forwards and backwards basically doing a form of ab crunches. I've seen t... Read more
So, I'm training for my first 5k, and while running outside is ideal, when it is super cold, I run inside at the Gym. I've noticed they have some treadmills that have slated belts instead of a smooth belt. Anyone know about these? Are they better?... Read more
The reason I like the Ab Lounge is that it gives my head and neck the support I seem to require vs. doing ab exercises on a mat on the floor where I'm prone to wrongly using my head and neck to "assist." For me ab work is torturous and the Ab Lounge... Read more
I have found that what appears to be a lot of belly fat is partly lack of muscle tone in the abdominal region. For me, this is due to having had two children and a hysterectomy.I drive a city transit bus for a living, and I have been working on my a... Read more
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Medicine Balls provide a great alternative to the standard free weights and resistance bands many of us own and use for strength training at home. Not only do medicine balls provide us with a larger range of motion compared to other workout equipm... Read more
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