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?
We've shared over several posts the health risks that may result from obesity. Carrying extra weight can increase the risk of many complications related to your heart, vascular system, higher risk of diabetes, increased pain levels, and more. Medical providers often urge those with a higher BMI to lose weight to reduce potential health issues.… Continue reading Cardiovascular Fitness Impacts Health As Much As Weight Loss
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
Vibration therapy for weight loss likely conjures up the image of a large belt placed around somebody's hips, shaking them. It likely also instills feelings of incredulity that it may be an option for weight loss, as videos of this now-antiquated method are usually shown in humor. It turns out, recent studies have uncovered evidence… Continue reading What’s Shaking?! Can Vibration Therapy Really Help Weight Loss?