For shoulders and arms, few gym machines are more effective than the Overhead Press. It works the deltoid muscles, or the sides of your shoulders, which are good for lifting boxes from shelves or picking up a small child. If you’ve never used t... 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
This is the printable version of our Bootcamp Day 3 Workout Video. We recommend that you watch the video (and read its supporting text) before trying this abbreviated version.
Bent Over Rows
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"Time is money," Benjamin Franklin advised a young tradesman in a 1748 essay. Although we don’t know to what extent he applied Franklin’s wisdom, most of us do understand the implications of this adage in our own lives. When it... Read more
In this exercise, movement will come from the shoulders and elbows.
Start by sitting on the seat and adjusting the leg-restraint pad to the appropriate height. Your feet should be flat on the floor and the pad should help keep your l... Read more
Yesterday I pushed through not feeling good and did a workout, today I am so sore I want to cry. I went on a field trip with my daughter and we walked about a mile & my body feels like I've climbed a tall mountain. I am hoping it doesn't set me back... Read more
I'll admit it. I'm a weakling and I can't even do 1 push-up on my toes. I can do 10 to 12 push-ups on my knees and do a couple sets of those before my muscles have had it. So what is the best way to progress to "real" push-ups? just keep doing kn... Read more
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I have gained a lot of belly & thigh fat over the last year. I keep slipping up diets, and never have any energy.
I will lose 4 kilos by July, jump on board if you are in a similar place.... Read more
Working our biceps is important, but we must not neglect the back of the arms, better known as the triceps. Working both muscle groups allows for muscle balance, therefore reducing our risk for injury. Because the triceps are comprised of smaller m... Read more
Compound exercises are those exercises that work multiple muscles or muscle groups around multiple joints such as a squat. Isolation exercises, on the other hand, work a single muscle or muscle group around a single joint such as a bicep curl. Compou... Read more
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