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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 […]

Stability Ball Exercises: Abdominal Crunch-Up

A stability ball will make your abdominal crunch-ups more effective at building strength and tone in your abdominal region. Because the ball requires the additional feat of retaining balance, you should first be able to perform an abdominal crunch-up correctly while on the ground before you begin using the ball. Maintaining balance on the ball […]

Stability Ball Exercises: Dolphin

The stability ball is a versatile piece of exercise equipment that can add additional challenges to exercises you usually perform without the ball. However, it also allows you to perform a number of exercises much differently than you would without the ball. The dolphin is one such exercise. The Targeted Muscles The dolphin strengthens and […]

Stability Ball Exercises: Crunch

The stability ball can add extra resistance to your basic crunch exercise and along with that extra resistance, you’ll build more strength and tone in your muscles. You should only attempt the crunch on an exercise ball once you’ve gotten used to performing the crunch on the floor, as you’ll have to juggle maintaining the […]

Stability Ball Exercises: Chest Press

A stability ball chest press is a particularly good exercise for women as it works the muscles underneath your breast tissue (pectorals) and can help to lift your bust slightly. These muscles are also responsible for many of the actions that require shoulder movement, such as throwing a ball and lifting large objects. This exercise […]

Stability Ball Exercises: Back Extension

Stability ball exercises are excellent for working core muscles and promoting good posture as well as improving back pain and reducing your risk of injuries. Stability ball exercises activate different muscle groups by creating an uneven exercise surface, and forcing your muscles to help keep your balance. Back extensions concentrate on your lower back and […]