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How to Start Weightlifting (and Why You Shouldn’t Be Embarrassed)

Weightlifting. The word brings to mind images of beefy men with bulging and veiny muscles throwing around giant dumbbells, and barbells bending under the weight of hundreds and hundreds of pounds being aggressively squatted or bench-pressed by sweaty, glistening and testosterone-filled macho men. As an outsider looking in, the world of weightlifting can be intimidating. […]

3 Exercises for Inner Thighs

While the inner thighs are often notorious for storing body fat, exercises for inner thighs can be highly effective when done correctly. ForĀ best results, a combination of the exercises described below should be followed. Research has found that performing a variety of different types of exercises is much more effective than focusing onĀ one specific exercise. […]

Exercise Band Exercises: Assisted Hamstring Stretch

The assisted hamstring stretch promotes flexibility in the hamstring muscles while releasing tension in the legs, hips and buttocks. During this supine stretch, blood flow to the upper body and brain increases as the leg is raised above the head. Using an exercise band intensifies this pose by adding resistance and allowing you to deepen […]

Stability Ball Exercises: Stability Ball Crunch

A stability ball adds a whole new dimension to exercises you’re already familiar with. The stability ball has also been called a balance ball, because your body goes through numerous involuntary muscular contractions to maintain your balance while using the ball. These involuntary muscular contractions required to maintain your balance while using a stability ball […]

Toning in the Pool: 5 Great Workouts

Toning in the pool places less stress on your joints than more conventional exercises. The water also provides gentle resistance, making workouts more effective. Here are some great workouts for toning in the pool. The Wave Maker The wave maker works your ab muscles, your glutes, your back and your legs. Either grasp the edge […]

Toning in the Pool: 5 Great Workouts

Toning in the pool places less stress on your joints than more conventional exercises. The water also provides gentle resistance, making workouts more effective. Here are some great workouts for toning in the pool. The Wave Maker The wave maker works your ab muscles, your glutes, your back and your legs. Either grasp the edge […]

How to Use an Exercise Band

An exercise band can be used for resistance strength training. While these aren’t as common as lifting weights, they can produce just as positive results. Exercise bands also have many of their own advantages. They are portable and easier to take with you. Safety First Before even touching the exercise band, you should understand that […]

Stability Ball Exercises: Lunge

Lunges are one of the more difficult leg exercises and doing them with a stability ball can help to improve your posture and increase the effectiveness of the exercise. There are a couple of different methods of performing lunges with a stability ball, but they all work roughly the same muscle groups so use whichever […]

Dumbbell Exercises: Standing Bicep Curl

If you want sleek strong arms you should add bicep curl to your exercise to do list. This is one of the best exercises to strengthen and tone your upper arms. A stronger upper body makes it easier for you to do everything from opening a pickle jar to picking up your toddler. How to […]