By Jim Fisher
Want to get in shape without joining a gym and without the expense of purchasing exercise equipment for your home? No problem. Here are 10 home exercise routines that require no equipment.
1. Jumping Jacks -- Yes, good old fashioned jumping jacks-the same exercise we did as kids. They are an excellent warm-up... Read More
If you're like most people, you've been doing the usual set of workouts and exercises to get into shape. Push-ups, sit ups, crunches and lunges are great exercises when you're first starting out, but your body will adapt to the routine fairly quickly. The result? Fewer calories burned and little or no results with your workout routine.
Fortunately, there are a number of exercises designed to target key muscle... Read More
Let's face it, most of us live pretty busy lives and the amount of time spent exercising does eat up what little free time a lot of us have. I don't like to waste my free time any more than anyone else, so if I am going to use it up on an activity, then I feel the rewards of the activity should outweigh the cost.
One of the activities that I add to my workout routines is a cardio program. I do not enjoy cardio at all, but I... Read More
Many workout and fitness plans get derailed by some common mistakes and bad habits. Be careful to avoid the following mistakes.
Working out without a battle plan -- Some people walk into the gym and wing it -- with no sense of how well they're working out all their muscles, then wonder why they don't make progress. Write down a workout plan: Map out all your workouts to the set. Figure out your goals and set a plan to get... Read More
Who would have thought a set of dumbbells and a training mat is all you need to start losing weight and gaining muscle?
Of course, you can go the whole nine yards and buy a set of gloves, a weight-lifting belt and a bar bell with a full set of weight disks, but it really is not necessary in order to set you off on the path to burning that excess fat and adding that all-important muscle.
As a beginner the most... Read More
Fitballs. Swiss exercise balls. Stability balls. They are three different names for one very effective piece of exercise equipment. Originally used to assist physical therapists, this giant inflatable ball adds entertainment to your workout. You can sit on the Fitball, lie on it, roll on it, put your feet on it, and place your tummy on it. Imagine that!
Incorporating a Fitball into your exercise routine increases... Read More
Routine boosters can make cardio even more fun and effective than it was in the first place. Sure, walking for 30 minutes per day is healthy, but it can begin to feel too easy and repetitive before long. That might not sound so bad, but the human body needs to be pushed to its limits to avoid plateauing.
People need to keep interested in their workouts in order to stay motivated. The key to a successful cardio routine is variety. Anyone... Read More
While some workout gadgets are worth their weight in gold, others are a complete waste of time and effort. Using workout tools correctly should lead to positive results, and each item should be affordable. These five effective gadgets deliver in both departments:
Whether called a fitness ball, yoga ball or any other of its various names, this tool can save loyal users the cost... Read More
Ask any professional body builder what they do when they're not working out, and you'll quickly find out it has nothing to do with exercise. In fact, it's quite the opposite. Fitness buffs use their downtime to relax -- as in, their muscles.
The reason for this is that the truth behind building muscle has a lot less to do with "building" than many people think. When we work out, we may feel that our muscles are growing larger and... Read More
You don't need to panic if you find yourself on a situation you need to cook for a crowd. Choosing the appropriate equipment and adapting well the preparation you will find out it's not that huge challenge or mysterious science to cook for a lot of people. All you need is to prepare yourself, organize everything you need and be safe.
Food and Hygiene Safety
Cooking for a crowd involves hazards you absolutely need... Read More