Imagine a gym you can commute to in seconds. It’s open 24-hours, so you can come and go as you please—on your time. It’s comfortable, and you feel completely at ease when you work out there. Oh, and membership is... Read more
Everyone's holding their wallets and purse strings a little tighter these days. But that doesn't mean that you have to give up on getting fit just because times are tight. Exercise can be easy to fit into your day, just as it can be inexpensi... Read more
The shoulder is the most moveable and unstable joint in the body. The "ball" in the upper arm is actually larger than the socket that holds it, and with the range of motion being so great, it is susceptible to injury.
To remain stable,... Read more
A new study from the National Institutes of Health found that the most sedentary individuals (i.e. couch potatoes) are 2.5 times more likely to develop dementia than regular exercisers. Dementia is a condition of declining mental abilities ( especial... Read more
Proper form is important for any exercise. When using machines, where weight targets specific muscles in specific ways, it’s even more important. This gym staple is a machine that many people use improperly. Avoid injury by making sure you&rsqu... Read more
I just started a variation of the 30 day squat challenge! Yesterday (Wednesday), I did 50 squats, 20 situps, and 20 pushups. Today, I'll do 55 squats, 25 situps, 25 pushups; tomorrow I'll do 60 squats, 30 situps, 30 pushups. The day after that, I'll... Read more
I need a new bench for doing full-power strength training with dumbbells. I'm looking at gym-quality benches that are durable and sturdy. It needs to incline and decline would be nice.
This is the kind of thing I'm looking at: www.bodysolid.c... Read more
None of my other goals are being reached (and not because I'm not trying!) and I've been really bummed out, but today I benched 100 pounds! I've always wanted to do it and today I was strong enough to do it without my spotter trying to help! WooHoo... Read more
Wow, it is about time. Interesting read. We need to do whatever we can to NOT drink this crap and NOT be part of the obesity crisis.
I would call this a WIN WIN!
www.takepart.com/article/2013/01/22/soda-f inally-fizzing-out//?cmpid=... Read more
When i bench press i get a pain in my little finger like its gonna explode. Only seem to get this when doing this exercise either on the chest press machine or on the bench. any ideas why the pressure doing this exercise would cause the pain?... Read more
When exercising on a program, it's best to mix it up each time. Doing the same exercises all the time can get your metabolism used to it, and it won't burn as much fat nor build lean muscle. Keep your body guessing!... Read more
The next time you're out for a walk in the park make use of the park benches you pass. At the 1st bench do 5 step-ups for each leg...at the next one do 5 tricep dips, then try push-ups off a bench, then seated leg lifts... Just keep alternating. Y... Read more
There are lots of reasons why health and fitness are important, and we all have our own motivations for getting into shape. I always like to stress that getting fit now will help you stay healthy and independent as you age. After all, the physical de... Read more
It's one of our most flab-melting routines ever: Eight of the best lab-tested toners mixed together to boost your metabolism, with no sweaty cardio required. You'll get up to three times more firming per rep as you torch a third mor... Read more
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