Before Gail Devers won the 100-meter dash at the 1992 Olympics, she spent countless hours on the track. But you know where else she spent her time? In the gym, doing strength training. Not to gain weight, but to keep her muscles strong.
The comm... Read more
Exercise beginners usually try to make up for lost time by going all out their first week. The result? Injury or intense soreness. Pain does not necessarily mean gain.
Many injuries occur at joints, where bones meet and provide motion. An enormo... Read more
Forty-two hours—that is the amount of time the average commuter spent in the car, according to research completed by the Texas A&M Transportation Institute. Whether it's a long commute or a cross-country road trip, there is no need to l... Read more
We love them, we look forward to them, we talk about them for weeks before and weeks after – vacations. Those 1-2 weeks of the year when we get away from it all – work, responsibilities, car pools. Unfortunately, there is something el... Read more
In this exercise, movement will come from the ankles.
Sit on the seat of the calf raise machine. Place your thighs under the leg pad, just above your knees. Place the balls of your feet on the foot rest, allowing your ankles to hang... Read more
I'm kind of new to raised beds. My husband built me a couple last year and I'm still figuring out how to grow in them. I'm trying to use square foot gardening, which is new to me. I overplanted then last year, lol!... Read more
More specifically... Your legs are getting used, lots, on a daily basis. Give 'em time off. Rotate in some upper body strength training, swimming if there is a pool, hand cycle, etc. Do a rest day weekly.... Read more
Your leg pain may be an indication that you are overtraining. Two hours a day is a lot for anyone, but especially when you are just starting out. Maybe less cardio and rotate muscle groups for strength training.... Read more
I get several painful Charley horses and leg cramps. They are so bad that they wake me up more than once a night. Some nights I don't get them bug they happen a lot. It's not dehydration bcuz I drink plenty of water. Maybe lacking calcium? Any tips?... Read more
For me when I find myself standing in line or standing around I tend to do a few exercises to pass the time and tighten up my legs. If standing in line somewhere I tend to do different types of calf raises, whether its legs together calf raises or fe... Read more
TOTALS: *600 standing crunches to the side*500 stand crunches forward*200 normal froggy squats*200 squeeze tight frog squats*80 norm. calf raises*80 toes in calf raises*80 toes out calf raises*160 tricep lifts on chair*40 push ups*100 laying down kne... 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
This past Monday kicked off National Sleep Awareness Week (March 7th-13th) bringing attention to the important role sleep plays, not only in our overall health, but our weight loss journey as well. Studies have shown that over the years the amount o... Read more
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