Make your fitness dreams come true once and for all, starting with the classic pull up!
Pull ups are one way to showcase ultimate strength and conditioning, and they're no easy feat for the beginner. But both men and women can achieve pull-u... 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
Most people believe that all exercises are good, safe and effective. After all it's exercise—and that has to count for something, doesn't it?
The truth is that some common exercises aren't safe at all (especially for people who... Read more
Every girl wants to look her very best on her prom night! Once you've found that perfect dress, you're probably working extra hard at sticking to a healthy diet and exercise plan. We've designed three prom dress workouts to help you focus... 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
My dead lift is pretty good for my weight and gender, but I've hit a bit of a plateau with it because my grip has started to fail before my legs do. I've tried mixed grips, hook grips and nearly every other method the internet has for holding a barbe... Read more
I prefer to do wall push ups for various reasons. However, I find that sometimes my wrists get sore. I was thinking of getting push up grips to ease the pressure off my wrists. I intend to use them to do wall push ups only.
Are they worth buying... Read more
Hi! I am Jennifer and I've been slowly but steadily gaining weight for the past couple of years. It's time to stop gaining, lose some weight and get physically stronger. I have fibromyalgia so all changes will have to be gradual and gentle to avoi... Read more
I've seen exercises (bicep curls either dumbbells or barbells, shoulder presses, cable seated rows and lat pulldowns) that you can use either an overhand grip or underhand (reverse) grip.
Can somebody explain what the overhand grip does differe... Read more
I wish my employer had better food choices for late night. You can do ok, but the true healthy choice is soup and salad, and that depends on the soup. Usually it's meat, mostly starchy vegetables, and a starch. Of course the grill is open too. Bleh.... Read more
Learn how a whole foods, starch-centered, plant-based way of eating can help prevent, manage and even reverse serious illness.
(vegetarian, vegan, McDougall, PCRM. Diabetes, X, heart, stroke)... 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
Your back muscles may be one of the most neglected areas when it comes to strength training. And it isn't too surprising since we do not have a daily view of these muscles like we do our abs, chest, even our leg muscles. By focusing just a few... Read more
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