Whenever you walk or run, your core muscles are active, keeping you upright, balancing your body as your weight shifts, and absorbing the impact as your feet hit the ground. Your body’s core forms the foundation of all your movement. If you... Read more
Measuring your fitness level regularly is one way to find out if you're making progress. Most fitness centers have trained staff who can evaluate your body composition, muscular strength and endurance, flexibility, and cardiovascular endurance, b... 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
Whether you're just starting an exercise program, or you've been at it for years, there is one thing on everyone's wish list: a toned stomach. Well-defined abdominal muscles are glorified as being sexy, healthy and youthful. You may have... Read more
Life is busy for most of us, and finding time for a workout can be challenging. When you do find that time, you want to make sure you're getting the most ''bang for your buck,'' meaning you're being as efficient as possible wi... Read more
I am 45 years old and I need to lose about 130 pounds. I have started doing a squat challenge, and I am doing wall push ups, lying leg lifts and crunches to start off. when I do crunches, it makes my tail bone hurt. do I have the wrong form or am I j... Read more
Am looking for an abs workout I can do during a class while other students are doing crunches and twists. I can't do the up/down back/forth movements (vertigo) but need a sequence of exercises to fill the time well. Would love a video or article; s... Read more
I have just joined this site because I am now stuck in a rut and can not loose the additional 15lbs I need to. I have lost 55 lbs over this last year and I have a small amount of lower abdominal skin that I have been trying to tighten up for the la... Read more
I've started to actually work my abs with Coach Nicole's 15 min abs workout. I feel some soreness in the lower portion, but mostly its in the muscles right where my ribs meet. They're really sore, tender to the touch. I'm just wondering if that becau... Read more
When I'm at a red light, I will hold in (contract) my abdominal muscles while breathing normally. After several lights, you really feel like you got in mini-ab work-out. I live 30 minutes from work, so that's a lot of crunching!... Read more
Last week's fitness blog featured strength training exercises a beginner could do at home. This week's blog features those exercises that allow you to do a full-body workout routine in the gym.
If you feel you do not have time to incorporate al... Read more
If you spend much time in the gym, you’re probably familiar with the “mirror muscle” crowd. They’re the guys who spend most of their time doing exercises that work the upper body muscles you can see while looking in the mirror—chest, abs, shoulders,... Read more
One of my favorite exercises to do is the abdominal crunch. Some people don’t like them, which is fine. All exercises are not for everybody. But I happen to find them to be very effective and easy to do. I like crunches because you can do th... Read more
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