Tricep strength is essential when developing overall upper body strength and supporting shoulder and elbow strength. Hold a dumbbell in each hand with your palms facing in toward each other, keeping your knees bent slightly. You can stagger your legs slightly for more balance. Engage your core and maintain a straight back. Hinge forward at… Continue reading Exercise of the Week: Tricep Kickback
You've likely heard it more than a few times: follow this diet plan or that exercise program and watch the fat "melt away". Visually enticing, but impossible when it comes to actual fat cells found in the body. In fact, scientists have determined that from birth until the early 20s, the number of fat cells… Continue reading Do Fat Cells Ever Go Away?
Planks are one of the best and most accessible exercises that benefit your body. They work your core- obliques, rectus abdominis (the "six-pack") and the transverse abdominis (often called the "corset muscle" that helps stabilize your back). Your trapezius, latissimus, pectorals, deltoids, biceps, and other upper body muscles also get a workout. Your glutes and… Continue reading Exercise of the Week: Cross-Under Plank
Squats are an excellent exercise to help strengthen your quads (front of the legs), the hamstrings (back of the legs), as well as the glutes. Often what happens, though, is that people squat with a form that either doesn't engage the muscles, or sets them up for injury- especially if they start to add weights.… Continue reading Exercise of the Week: How to Do A Squat
If you've ever tried to find the reason behind why you can't seem to lose those stubborn pounds, you've likely discovered information that indicates stress can impact weight. Occasional anger and stress differ from chronically heightened emotions, as do the physiological reactions that result. Apart from how our body reacts to anger and stress, the… Continue reading How Does Anger Impact Weight?