Medicine balls are a great way to exercise any area of your body, whether upper, lower, or core. There are different sized exercise balls from 2-12, that you can use for numerous different exercises.
Medicine ball training is suitable for... Read more
Pop quiz: Can you name the most important muscle in your body? Nope, it's not your abs, hamstrings or triceps. It's your heart!
The human heart is an amazing muscle, capable of pumping about five quarts of blood throughout the body every... Read more
In the 1920's, French chemist Rene Maurice Gattefosse accidentally lit his arm on fire in his laboratory. The nearest cold liquid was a vat of lavender oil, into which he thrust his arm in an act of desperation. To his surprise, the pain subsided... Read more
Circuit training is a workout routine that combines cardiovascular fitness and resistance training. It was first proposed in the late 1950s as a method to develop general fitness. The initial routines were arranged in a circle, alternating betwee... Read more
More and more kids are gravitating toward weight training. In most cases, strength training is safe and encouraged for kids. However, when done incorrectly, whether too intensely or too early in life, it can lead to permanent damage. Fitness trainer... Read more
I just need to say how proud I am of myself for working out for a whole hour at the gym today. I just joined a week ago and I went 3 times. I also didn't binge eat like I usually do on Fridays. Not enough characters to express how hard it was for me.... Read more
I just got back but am planning my next one-trip home to see family and going to go ride some rail-trails hopefully now that I have a bike again. There's one I'd like to do very near one of my grandmothers.... Read more
im keeping within my calorie goals, but am constantly short on protein in spite of trying to add it in whenever I can. Anyone have recommendations? I don't think I can bring myself to eat too many more beans!... Read more
I do not have room for a treadmill or stationary bike, so I set aside a little money every week until I had enough money get good running shoes, free weights, resistance bands, medicine ball, pedometer, & stability ball. I did not get them in one sho... Read more
Medicine Balls provide a great alternative to the standard free weights and resistance bands many of us own and use for strength training at home. Not only do medicine balls provide us with a larger range of motion compared to other workout equipm... Read more
Over the years I have built up my stock of home gym equipment. While I currently have a gym membership, I find having a variety of home gym equipment helps to add more choices to my workouts, especially during the winter months when I can't make it... Read more
My husband actually bought our medicine ball. I have no idea why. He thought it would be good exercise. It came with a DVD that we've since lost. The best thing about medicine balls, in my opinion, are the partnered exercises. Then I can get... Read more
Last night was my first meeting with my Personal Trainer - Ralph. I was excited but nervous because I've never worked with a personal trainer before and although I like the idea of someone telling me and challenging me to reach beyond my limit, I ten... Read more
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