A fitness trend is sweeping the nation that involves balancing oneself on an oversized ball while performing functional resistance movements. The ball is referred to as a "physio" or "Swiss" ball and has grabbed the attention of n... Read more
The American Council on Exercise (ACE) recently published research that determined the most effective gluteal exercises. The study compared specific gluteal exercises to a traditional squat to see which exercises targeted the butt muscles most effect... Read more
Whether you have a disability or a chronic condition that limits your mobility, exercise doesn't have to be out of reach or even painful. In fact, depending on your condition, your health care provider has probably recommended that you increase y... Read more
Who do you want to look like? Britney Spears? Brad Pitt? Mia Hamm? We all want to look fabulous, but don’t always know how to take the first step towards our goals. A fitness jumpstart is a great way to set off towards a "better you.&q... Read more
A recent study in the Journal of Sports Medicine and Physical Fitness found that longer rest periods between sets lead to greater strength gains. Researchers studied men performing leg extensions two times per week for six weeks. Those who rested for... Read more
Maybe a SP professional can help me on this one.
Or anyone who was faced with this problem.
I do 20 minutes on the treadmill everyday, 5 days a week.
I do it before or after an aerobics/strength class.
The problem: my legs become somewh... Read more
I know many do not use a scale but I find it works for me, so I am wondering if at maintenance it's best to maintain to a certain weight (i.e. 124) or a weight range (i.e. 121-124) since weight naturally varies from day to day? Thanks!
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I don't know exactly what is wrong but my lower left back and upper thigh/leg are always in so much pain. The last doctor I saw said its "Just" muskulo-skeletal pain and doesn't think its anything serious. He gave me stretches to do to help but it ne... Read more
I am looking for exercises that will strengthen my leg muscles. I am very seriously overweight which is extremely hard on my legs to begin with. I have a desk job so I get very little exercise. My legs ache so bad each and every time I stand up, I ca... Read more
I keep my legs moving as much as I possibly can while going to and from the bus on my power wheelchair, and it has really helped--I broke my plateau and have lost 15 pounds! I do single leg extensions and add more movements as it is safe to do so. I... Read more
My first exposure to Pilates was in summer of the 2009, but since I was in the midst of training for my first marathon, I found I did not have the time or the energy to devote to attending a weekly class. But the few months that I did participate in... Read more
Most of you probably havenít heard of open and closed chain exercises. But chances are, you do them all the time without even knowing it. Itís important to understand the difference between the two because one type is safer while the other can increa... Read more
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