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How Do I Kick Back Pain from Kickboxing?

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?

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Overweight and Over the Hill: Menopause and Weight Gain

I gained 10 pounds in 10 days. I do not have a tumor. Now I have to lose 10 pounds. I am a fitness pro who moves a lot and eats not a lot. I should not be gaining weight. But I am. Help encourage me, as it’s frustrating. Stupid menopause years.

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Easy Abs Exercise with No Head or Neck Strain

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.

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Abs Exercise for Older Adults: No Head or Neck Strain with this No-Crunch Move

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.

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Obliques Side-to-Side Abs Exercise with the Stability Ball: Right and Wrong Way to “Trim the Waist”

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)!!!

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Most Common Fitness Questions Relevant for Baby Boomers

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?

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Want Oscar-Worthy Abs? Right and Wrong Way to do Crunches on the Stability Ball

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!

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Abs and Core Exercises Safe for the Lower Back

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.

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Interval Planks Will Activate Your Abs

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?

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One-Legged Workout

As some of you may know, I had surgery on my foot last week. At my post-op visit, the doc used the word “horrific” to describe my big toe joint (bone spurs, zero cartilage, bone-on-bone) when he got in there during the surgery. But he didn’t say I couldn’t work out the other parts of my body! Read to discover just a few of the exercises that can still be safely done…

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