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've had 2 surgeries on my left shoulder. 1st in October of last years, 2nd this past June. Things are just not healing right, though. Chronic pain seems to love me!
I've gained about 40lbs total, especially in my gut. Doing crunches or sit ups... Read more
I'm 1 week post abdominal surgery, so I'm still healing and laying around. However, after this my new goal is to loose 20 lbs by January. Does anyone have any ideas on foods or exercises that I can do that won't bother my stomach muscles that much?... Read more
40 high knees
10 Bicycle crunches
my work out this morning. doesn't really seem like much though, but it did get my heart rate up. does washing dishes burn calories??? haha... Read more
Hip less crunch: lie on back with legs lifted and bent, calves parallel to floor, and feet relaxed. Criss arms over chest with hands in shoulders. Contract abdominal muscles and lift head, shoulders, and upper back about 39 degrees off floor.... Read more
I did 120 crunches and 40 (assisted) pull ups as part of my strength training today. That might not seem like very much, but at age 45 and having recently lost over 60 lbs that's the most I've ever done of either in one day my entire life. Yeah me!... 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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