When I first started running, I felt sore and tight, despite stretching thoroughly afterwards. I started thinking that running wasn't meshing well with my yoga practice. Yoga helped me loosen my muscles, but running only seemed to tighten them. A... 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
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
Stretching is an important component of any fitness routine. Although it can be tempting to finish a run and skip the stretches, you know better. Stretching has many benefits, including increased range of motion and improved muscular coordination. Re... Read more
Stretching is good for you, and it feels great, too! That's why we created this short and effective full-body stretching routine that you can follow whether you're a beginner or an advanced exerciser. Remember to warm up first and never stret... Read more
My poor knees! Well, my right knee anyway, it had been aching all week. If I don't walk, it aches, and it aches if I do. So I'd rather it ach and have done my walk. I read that moving helps keep it lubricated.... Read more
...might gain a lb of muscle over that amount of time. If you are carefully measuring every bite of food and are truly starting within your calorie range, you are probably experiencing fluctuations in water weight.... Read more
Muscle does not weigh more than fat. Muscle is more dense than fat. People actively restricting calories to lose weight typically lose muscle mass, not gain it. At best, without restricting calories and with a well-designed program...... Read more
Usually within two or three weeks of faithfully exercising, I have to stop and rest some sort of injury - a tweaked knee, a foot I can't put weight on - something that keeps me from exercising. Since December, I have been stretching at the end of EV... Read more
I have found the secret to almost magical weight loss & fewer sore muscles. A friend talked me into a massage - even gave me a coupon for 50% off. I'd always thought it was something for rich women or guys who talked funny. "Deese"/ "Doe's" concrete... Read more
Inspiration for women focused on increasing lean muscle mass and lowering body fat through strength training and having FUN doing it. Some come on aboard and join up with us. You will not regret it!... Read more
We'll all been there. You just started working out after a long hiatus. You feel proud and accomplished, but wake up the next day feeling so stiff, sore and achy that you don't want to get out of bed! You slowly but surely get on with your day, but e... Read more
When I first started running, I thought for sure it would be a bad combination with yoga. Running is repetitive, it can be hard on the body, and it's fast.After my first few runs, I felt sore and tight, despite my thorough stretching session afte... Read more
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