tricep extension with resistance band
Weekly Exercise

Exercise Of The Week: Tricep Extension Using A Resistance Band

Tricep extensions work the back part of your arm, as seen in the image below. You don't need any gym equipment or free weights to work out this area of your arm- all you need is a resistance band. Image courtesy of: commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Triceps_brachii.png To complete tricep extensions at home with a resistance band: -Stand with… Continue reading Exercise Of The Week: Tricep Extension Using A Resistance Band

Weekly Exercise

Exercise Of The Week: Side Steps With A Resistance Band

This week's exercise is another leg exercise that can be ramped up using a resistance band. The instructions for this are simple: Start with your feet about shoulder length apart, with the resistance band around both ankles. The band should be somewhat snug, but not overly so. With your knees slightly bent, step sideways with… Continue reading Exercise Of The Week: Side Steps With A Resistance Band

Weekly Exercise

Exercise Of The Week: Bent-Over Rows Using Resistance Bands

In a previous exercise post, we completed the bent-over row with free weights and then using a stability ball. Today, we're completing the same motion, but with resistance bands. This exercise works your back and arms. Stand with both feet on a resistance band, about hip-width apart. Hold one end in each hand by your… Continue reading Exercise Of The Week: Bent-Over Rows Using Resistance Bands

bicep curl using resistance bands
Weekly Exercise

Exercise Of The Week: Bicep Curls Using Resistance Bands

This exercise strengthens the bicep muscle (Latin for "two-headed muscle of the arm" ), which is composed of the short head (green in the image below) and the long head (red in the image). Bicep curls like what we will share today are completed with a supinated grip, where your elbows are at your sides.… Continue reading Exercise Of The Week: Bicep Curls Using Resistance Bands

Weight Loss

What Is Bariatric Surgery?

Obesity has reached epidemic proportions, affecting one third of the U.S. population. It has serious physical, psychological, social and economic implications. It impacts every organ system-cardiovascular, genito-urinary, endocrine, gastrointestinal, musculoskeletal, and pulmonary. U.S. Preventative Services Task Force recommends that everyone get screened and those with a BMI of 30 or greater be offered multi component… Continue reading What Is Bariatric Surgery?