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
Weight training is a critical component to the success of an athlete.
By becoming stronger and increasing muscular endurance, an athlete is able to perform more efficiently and is better able to avoid injury. Furthermore, there are a numbe... Read more
If the eyes are the windows to the soul, then posture is a lens to our health. Sit and stand with proper posture and you will physically look 10 years younger—and 10 pounds lighter. Psychologically, good posture conveys confidence, poise and le... Read more
Think you’re too old to start a strength training program? Well think again! Strength training is just what your body needs to fight the loss of muscle, bone mass and strength that comes with age.
Everyone, no matter how young or old, shou... 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 only track dedicated exercise or something that's really out of the norm. So sure, marathon deep cleaning that last for hours I might track, but everyday chores, nope. Rule of thumb is only track things that aren't normal routine... Read more
I have a workout buddy. When we get to core exercises, we do "players choice." We each pick out a core exercise for upper, middle, and lower abs and rotate doing them. Being accountable to someone else makes a huge difference in my commitment to... Read more
For many of us working our core is one area of the body that is often neglected as it takes time to see the results of all our hard work. But working these muscles is just as important, if not more so, than working the other areas of your body. The r... Read more
Many people want to have flat abs, but have trouble getting them. Attaining visible abdominal definition depends on a low body fat percentage that isn't realistic for many and your genetics plays a part of it as well, but that doesn't mean y... Read more
BIRD-DOG (on arms and knees, opposite arms and leg stretch up and then elbow and knees meet at the abs and then stretch out again and so on)
DO A MINUTE OF EACH CORE EXERCISE AND THEN REPEAT.
BOAT HOLD (russian twist... Read more
I got a set of 10lb dumbbells, but no barbell yet...coming soon! The best advice I can give with dumbbells is what my personal trainer told me. He said, "if you cant lift it go lower, if you can lift it with some difficulties do less reps and watch y... Read more
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