We must, we must, we must build up our bust…and shoulders, and glutes. But not with ineffective exercises. As we say goodbye to 2012, it’s also time to say goodbye to a few of the more common, yet useless, exercises that are more myth than muscle.
The recent Fitness Health Bloggers Conference (FHBC) was held in Denver, Colorado. I live in Santa Barbara, California. So of course I decided to drive 1,200 miles, each way, rather than fly. And I discovered it is possible to stay somewhat active and eat reasonably well while on a road trip, as long as you…
As our parents (and grandparents) age, they tend to lose a lot of their strength, mobility and balance. But it doesn’t have to be that way. Father’s Day is right around the corner, so this mini-workout is designed to help older dads (and moms) get around that corner under their own power!
Want an exercise to strengthen your abs and core? Try our Kneeling Core Move that has you upright from the knees up, circling right and left, and working out right, not wrong. All right? Ready for an unusual approach that has your core vertical, just the way you use your abs when you ….
Do you want to prevent shin splints? Of course you do! Whether you are a runner, walker, or simply someone who gives too much love to your calf muscles and neglects your lonely shin muscles, it’s easy to prevent pain. And it’s actually quite easy if you follow our exercise tips. Our first tip is to…
If you are like most people, you want to get ahead in life. The metaphor exists for a good reason. Many people literally stick their head ahead as they advance in life. Such “get-aheaders” are technically called “forward head thrusters.” Guess what? Odds are good (or would that be “bad”?) that YOU are a forward head thruster. How can you know? And what does it matter?
What can you do about your posture if you sit all day imitating the Hunchback of Notre Dame? A few posture and stretching tricks will help you sit pretty plus look younger. Slouch, hunch, and “schlump” no more. We have spoken.
We offer four more useless exercises that seemed oh-so-clever at the time. By “at the time” we mean “BCS – Before Common Sense” as these moves were either plain silly or actually contraindicated (bad for you). Raise your donkey leg to the hydrant if you did these moves!
Your posture is telling a story and it may not be the same one front to back or side to side. Want to make sure your posture is not a horror story? Nor farce? Maybe you’re going for a romantic comedy with great alignment of the stars and joints. Knowing what to look for in yourself or others will be easy once you view this video. Have someone do this posture check on you – it will reveal quite a bit about your alignment, balance, and whether the camera adds 10 pounds.
Are you rotten or ripped to the core? Do you move from the inside out or the outside in? You can quickly assess whether your core (abs and back) is helping you or “hanging out.” Try this simple exercise and get to the core of the matter. Click on the title to read more.