Saturday , 21 July 2018

Exercises

6 Reasons Why Water Exercising is Fun and Effective

Water exercising is a fun and effective way to meet your daily exercise needs. Whether you are swimming laps, playing water volleyball, doing water calisthenics or water aerobics, your body benefits in numerous ways. Here are six reasons to exercise in water: 1. Increases Circulation Exercising in water is great for your circulation. When you swim in warm water, your blood vessels dilate improving your circulation. If you are someone who suffers from cold hands and feet, which is usually an indication of poor circulation, exercising in water may be good for you. 2. Regulates Body Temperature Some people avoid exercise or cut their activity short because they do not like feeling hot and sweaty. Exercising in water regulates your ... Read More »

4 Fun Ways to Tone Your Thighs

If you have every tried to tone your thighs, you are most likely aware that this can be a very difficult process. Sometimes it seems that no matter what you do, these muscles don’t want to cooperate. In order to ensure optimal results, be sure to do a combination of exercises that target these muscles, including squats, leg lifts, and leg extensions. Squats Squats are one of the all-around best exercises that can be used to tone your thighs. To perform a squat, start by standing with your back flat against a wall and your feet slightly in front of the wall and one foot apart. Take a deep breath, and as you inhale your breath, lower your rear end ... Read More »

Burning Fat with Step Aerobics

Step aerobics is the kind of aerobic exercise that is unique in comparison to other forms of aerobics. This uniqueness primarily comes from your usage of the elevated platform that accounts for the “step” in step aerobics. A good thing about this form of exercise is that it can be tailored to your own height, no matter if you’re short or tall. All that is required is the use of risers strategically placed underneath the step. If there is one woman to thank for the current popularity as well as ubiquity of step aerobics, it is Gin Miller who innovated step aerobics in the late ’80s, when she also struck a deal with the Reebok company to market her brand ... Read More »

How To Do Double Leg Drops

The double leg drop is a great exercise if you’re interested in improving core strength. It’s not only effective at toning and strengthening the muscles of the core, but can also be a great rehabilitative exercise for people who have recently experienced a lower back injury. Be sure to increase the intensity when the basic version of this exercise becomes too easy. About Double Leg Drops The muscles that make up the core include the abdominals, obliques, hip flexors and muscles of the lower back. Strengthening these muscles can be especially effective for people who have recently experienced injury to the lower back or pelvic region. In addition, increasing your muscle mass results in a faster metabolism, thereby producing greater ... Read More »

Why Lower Back Exercises Matter

Whether you are an athlete, a bodybuilder, a power trainer or even someone going through rehabilitation, a trainer or therapist may have prescribed some lower back exercises. These can be prescribed to deal with back pain or as part of routine training for injury prevention and better overall body capacity. So what’s the big deal with lower back exercises? These kinds of activities play a vital role in developing the body for overall function and for specific athletic prowess. Spinal Support The muscle groups in the lower back include stabilizers and spinal support muscles. Some of these muscle groups make up part of the “core” that benefits from toning and strengthening. The core, in a sense, carries the body and ... Read More »

How to Do a Cable Chest Fly

The cable chest fly is a great exercise for beginners who are interested in strengthening the muscles in their chest, triceps and shoulders. To add an extra “oomph” to your exercise, you may want to consider including a Bosu. This is guaranteed to make you work harder! About the Cable Chest Fly The cable chest fly is a great exercise that is relatively simple to do and can yield lots of results when performed properly. As the name suggests, this exercise helps to tone and strengthen the muscles in the chest, but also targets the triceps and shoulder muscles. Since the pectoral muscles in the chest are some of the largest in the body, increasing their mass will result in ... Read More »

How to Bench Press

The bench press is an exercise that weightlifters use to help build their chest muscles. There are many different types of bench presses, including a flat bench press, decline press and incline press. Some weightlifters use a barbell to do the exercise, while others prefer to use dumbbells or weight machines. Things You Need Here are some things you may need when you bench press: Weight belt – for back support Weightlifting gloves – for wrist support and to help grip the bar Step 1 – Choose the Bench Press Equipment Decide whether to use free weights or a bench press machine. You may want to start out on a machine until you are comfortable performing the exercise. If you ... Read More »

Is Running Downhill Bad on Your Knees

If you are like many runners, you have probably been told not to run downhill because, “running downhill will hurt your knees.” Contrary to this myth, running downhill is not “bad” for your knees. In fact, your knees need to run downhill in order to get stronger. Running downhill will also help increase your speed and improve your running form. The key to running downhill is to do it correctly, otherwise you could potentially hurt your knees or back. Downhill Improves Turnover Running downhill improves your turnover, which improves your speed. If you run cross country and/or run trail races, you will need the ability to accelerate and decelerate quickly. This is also true if you are a sprinter. Running ... Read More »