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
We all want a shapely behind. What we don't want is the massive effort it takes to get a curvy derriere. We can attack this typical trouble spot with target exercises to tone and define the muscles of the butt.
We spend so much of our days parked in a chair. This inactivity tends to cause our bottoms to "blossom" a little, losing firmness and shape. It's a fabulous idea to combat the lack of muscle tone in the butt area with aerobic activity,... Read More
by Kevin O'Connell
If what you are after are aesthetically shaped and toned legs and calves, there are exercises and routines to favor and to avoid.
The primary exercises for the quadriceps and the glutes -- thigh and butt muscles -- are squats, leg presses and extensions. The primary movements for the leg biceps are leg curls and stiff-legged... 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
There are plenty of supposedly quick fixes for the nasty stuff women call "cottage cheese" or "orange peel" - aka cellulite. The biological explanation for it is the connective tissues that separate fat into compartments. These patterns tend to be horizontal or crisscrossed in men, but women's compartments tend to be honeycomb-shaped, resulting in that cottage-cheese effect. Genetics may not be your friend when it comes to being... Read More
No pain, no gain. Keep this in mind when it comes to your strength training routine. Squats are far from fun. Most people struggle when it comes to this essential exercise. Squats work the quadriceps, hamstrings and gluteals. In order to get the most out of squats, maintain the proper form -- which consists of keeping your feet shoulder-width apart and your back straight. Bend at the knee and lower your butt. They may not be... Read More