We often get questions about the best abs exercises—after all, who doesn't want to tone their tummy in the least amount of time? There are countless exercises that target the abs, including fitness DVDs (Does "8 Minute Abs" ring a... Read more
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
Whether you're just starting an exercise program, or you've been at it for years, there is one thing on everyone's wish list: a toned stomach. Well-defined abdominal muscles are glorified as being sexy, healthy and youthful. You may have... Read more
Ever gone through a workout and afterwards said, "That was great, except I forgot to work my triceps," or "I should have done a set of leg lifts"? Here’s a workout that will have you thinking, "Why haven't I don... Read more
When I go for a run, I always end up running the first mile at a my best pace, and then each mile after that is a little slower. How can I work on pacing myself so that I finish faster, or really running each mile a little faster instead? Any ideas,p... Read more
Standing bicycle crunches are great: put your hands behind your head, and bring your left knee up while rotating and bringing your right elbow to meet. Repeat w/ right knee-left elbow. Woodchoppers and standing Russian twists are good, too.... Read more
I am kind of new here. I started my journey last June and I have lost 59 pounds as of last Friday. I am excited and very motivated. My exercise is currently a mile 5 days of the week that takes between 30-34 minutes depending on the d... Read more
My sisters wedding is in 141 Days (JUNE 26th)
I am the Maid of Honor
I ordered it small to push myself to lose the weight.... I still don't fit yet!!!!!!!!
It is a size 12 and I hope that I can get into it by then.
I... Read more
When I am watching TV, I sneak in some core exercises during the commercials. I do a plank or crunches, reverse crunches or leg lifts, etc. It makes good use of the time and decreases the amount of time I spend just sitting.... Read more
When I do my strength training: crunches, reverse crunches, running etc, I like to watch myself in the mirror and focus on my problem area. That way I am:1. Looking in the mirror *automatically thinking, I want to fit nicely into a bikini this year.2... Read more
Warning! This list may be controversial, so feel free to disagree. I imagine that, for many people, several of the exercises on my personal DON'T DO list may be on your favorites list–and one, in particular, is probably on almost every gym rat’s fav... Read more
Last month I wrote a blog on strength training exercises for walkers. This week's blog will focus on strength training exercises geared toward cyclists.
It was once believed that having endurance athletes, such as cyclists and runners, partici... Read more
I got outta bed and did some exercises. i wasn't even all the way awake yet. LOL I did some slow and steady reverse crunches that seemed much harder than usual. Turns out your arm placement affects the difficulty. LOL And the scissory leg lifts for... Read more
Got out done before i got dressed. Huzzah!
I feel amazing right now. Not because of the exercise, though I am sure that my ability to be consistent with that so far certainly helps. And, despite my recent "lesser evil" moments with the soda, I... Read more
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