This week is another in the series of "gliding" exercises. These are exercises done while having towels, socks, or other item to help your feet glide on the floor. For those exercising on a carpeted surface, you can use fitness sliders (shown below). Exercises done in this manner challenge the transverse abdominis- muscles deep in… Continue reading Exercise of the Week: Gliding Reverse Lunge
This week is the first of a series of exercises you can do at home using towels (or while wearing socks). Using these simple household items allows you to add a more difficult component to your workouts, helping build stability and strength. Start by putting socks on, or getting two washcloths, one to go under… Continue reading Exercise of the Week: Gliding Plank
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