Yoga, which comes from the Sanskrit yuj word meaning "union," originated in India more than 5,000 years ago. There are many forms of yoga, but in general, yoga focuses on breathing techniques (pranayama), postures (asanas), flexibility, and... 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
When I first started running, I felt sore and tight, despite stretching thoroughly afterwards. I started thinking that running wasn't meshing well with my yoga practice. Yoga helped me loosen my muscles, but running only seemed to tighten them. A... Read more
If you’ve never tried a stair stepping machine (StairMaster, stair climber, etc.), you’re missing out on a fantastic cardio exercise that strengthens your legs and lungs at the same time. A stair stepper is a moderate-intensity option tha... Read more
Navigating your way around the weight room can sometimes feel like an obstacle course—especially if you are not familiar with the surroundings. You can easily injure yourself if you're not being careful or attentive. In probably the largest... Read more
I touched my toes today! I was stretching after cardio and was finally able to touch my toes. I almost cried!
Also, I learned that just because you weigh 267, that doesn't mean you can't run suicides, and like them! (At least a min at a time!)... Read more
Forget machines, do free weights. Ask for an orientation from one of the gym trainers. I do a full-body workout 3x/week. Free weights are better because you have to use all your muscles to stabilize while lifting, you don't with machines.... Read more
I know a lot of us (me included) probably weren't too happy that when we lost or gained weight that we developed stretch marks, lots of them. I've seen many threads from members asking what could be done.
Now, there is a movement to embrace our... Read more
I don't know if anyone else has this problem but when I go to adjust a machine at the gym for my height, I can never get the thing to budge. Out of the three machines that I tried to adjust today there was only one that moved, and it actually moved r... Read more
I have recently incorporated stretching into my daily routine. How beneficial! Flexibility helps me more easily perform routine chores & reduces injury. The stretches for my lower back, including piriforms and hamstring, reduce lower back pain, w... Read more
I am NOT a yoga person, but needed something to help stretch me out as I have had trouble with back/hip/hamstring that kept me from being able to exercise at all. This DVD feels so good on those tight areas and many things are what my physical therap... Read more
This team is for anyone with an interest in living healthier through incorporating weight training by using free weights, weight machines, cardio techniques or other equipment such as medicine balls.... Read more
Tight hamstrings are a common complaint not only amongst runners, cyclists and rowers, but for those who tend to sit most of the day, whether at a desk at work or school, spend a lot of time on the couch watching TV, sitting at the computer, even for... Read more
Fitness experts recommend a triad of exercises we should incorporate into our lifestyle in order to achieve optimum fitness. These exercises include cardio-respiratory activities, flexibility exercises and resistance training.
Cardio-respiratory a... Read more
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