A reader with “killer back pain” from kickboxing asks our advice. And blames beer. What easy tips will improve her form and help get rid of sore back injury?
Want to look 5 pounds slimmer instantly? With no needles or sweating involved? Then it’s time to improve your posture! Especially if you have spent many moons pointing your nose and nipples to your toes. Stay until the end to take advantage of our Posture Series in both text and video formats. Sit up tall while viewing!
If you’ve been looking for an abs move that will strengthen your core, but avoid neck strain, you’ve come to the right place. The Diagonal Bug looks like its name (we made it up ’cause we’re just that clever), and is great for the obliques.
Wonder how you can work your abs without lifting your head or straining your neck. Wonder no more, as the “Bug” core move will give you stronger, more attractive abs. Whether you’re a baby boomer, older adult, person with neck or head soreness, or simply someone who wants a great option to strengthen your abdominals without rounding forward into spinal flexion, this video post will show you what to do.
Have you ever had a bad fall that affected the way you live your life? Fear of falling starts to haunt us as we hit middle age. We (and our parents) stop doing things we once enjoyed because we fear injury. When an activity feels risky after a fall, and we then avoid that activity, our worlds shrink just a little.
Many exercisers want to know how to “trim the waist.” One great way to do this is with the side-to-side oblique move with the stability ball, which we demonstrate in yet another fabutastic video showing the right and wrong way to work this move! BYOB (Bring Your Own Ball)!!!
After 3 decades each teaching fitness on 4 continents in 4 languages, Alexandra and I have had posed to us a lot of interesting fitness questions. As you might suspect, people all over the world have similar concerns and workout goals. And many of the questions repeat. Over time, generations, and borders. Over and over.
Can you guess which questions are the most common?
If you want look as good in your evening gown as the Oscar winners did, you’ll want to tone your abs up properly. With that in mind, we have a video that shows 3 tips for doing crunches the right way on a stability ball, and the 3 most common mistakes. Bonus: A strong core will help you keep your balance in case you trip on your dress on the way up the stairs!
Got abs? Got low back pain? A reader asks us for core exercise options that are safe even with lumber spine issues. We have a few suggestions, but find out which one got top billing.
Turns out that holding a plank for a long time might be LESS effective for the abs and core than another, highly popular approach. And what might this more effective version look like?