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?
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…
A full body workout based on Dr. Seuss quotes. Couches are involved. And hair fountains. Don’t say “Weird,” and please don’t pout. Lace up your shoes and let’s work out! Oh, the planks you will do, the hills you will run. But fitness is good, and fitness is fun!
Want a simple tip to make your oblique ab exercises more effective? No, not the option where you pay someone else to do your workout for you. Our quick trick lets you know right away whether you are cranking from the neck or shoulders or rotating from the core. All you have to do is ….
Rotating side planks are a great way to get your abs looking fabulous, especially if you just had a baby (by “just” we mean “over a year, so the weight should have come off”). Two versions are demonstrated here, and if you try these exercises, you will be …
Reverse ab curls look easy, yet are rarely done correctly to get full strength benefits. Learn a few quick workout tips to do this popular abs exercise effectively! Do you know the subtle distinctions between the Wrong and Right Way to perform Reverse Curls? You soon will!