15-Minute Home Workout For Busy Parents

As much as you may love (or hate) to exercise, it is often difficult getting to the gym when you have children. Between school, ball games, meals, work and housecleaning, you may not have the extra 30-60 minutes to do a usual cardio and strength exercise routine. So here are a few exercises you can …

Strength Training: Free Weights Vs. Machine Weights

Benefits of Free Weights: 1. Free weights work multiple muscle groups together. This maximizes your workout time and may provide time for additional strengthening, cardio, plyometrics or flexibility exercise. 2. Free weights include weightbearing exercise, which strengthens the bones. They use your own body weight as additional resistance (for example: squats or calf raises). 3. …

Combine Upper/Lower Body Strength For Weight Loss

Photo: Fitness Magazine 1. Squats with biceps curls. Select a challenging weight for the bicep curls. Perform 3 sets of 10, 2 sets of 15 or 3 sets of 15. Do not let your knees pass your toes. Photo: ACE Fitness 2. Lunges with military press. If you have the space, walk the length of …

Gym Workouts For Beginners

I highly recommend joining a gym, if you can somehow add it to your budget. It is actually not that expensive, compared to other areas of spending, such as cell phone bills and eating out. You should be able to get a membership for $20-$25 per month, which is very reasonable, considering it is an …

10 Most Effective Strategies To Boost Your Workouts!

Do you do the same exercise routine every week? Do you go to the same machines every gym session? If so, this may be why you are not seeing the dramatic results you want from your weight loss program. So here are some suggestions to increase the intensity of your next workout! Not only will …

Exercising Safely For Your Fitness Level

Beginner Fitness Level: You do little to no exercise. Your strenuous exercise endurance is a few minutes. For your workout safety, you should begin with short bouts of light-moderate exercise (such as 10 minutes, 2x/day). Good options are water aerobics, walking, stationary bike, any light cardio, light strength training. Seek guidance from a personal trainer, …

Willpower, Exercise Priority and Why Dieting Does Not Work

Willpower When you are trying to lose weight, it will be impossible unless you learn to demonstrate willpower in regards to food. You can make it easier on yourself by not having your favorite snack foods in the house, but at some point the food will stand before you, and you will have a choice. …

Getting Out Of Your Workout Rut

Whenever you exercise, do you always do the same thing(s)? Treadmill, Zumba, Free weights? Whatever your typical workout routine, it is important to find ways to spice up your exercise so as to really challenge your body and get the most benefit. Here are some easy things you can add or modify. 1. INTERVALS. Instead …

How To Strengthen Opposite Muscle Groups

Let’s begin with an easy example: biceps vs triceps. When you strengthen the biceps, you are stretching the triceps. These two muscle groups work together but in opposite directions. A biceps curl puts the biceps in a shortened position while the triceps muscle is lengthened. For maximum strength, mechanics and balance, both muscle groups need …

Cardio EXERCISE and WEIGHT LOSS

I highly recommend cardio exercise as one piece of a weight management program. Here are some tips: Be sure your cardio workouts are challenging! You should be sweating and breathing moderately hard throughout (unless you have medical conditions–please consult your physician). Your heart rate should be 50-70% of your maximum heart rate (220 minus your …