Weightlifting Safety: How Do I Avoid Injuries?

Photo by: ¬†Official U.S. Navy Imagery 1. Do a 5-10 minute cardio warmup first. If you will be strengthening the legs, warm up on the treadmill, bike, stairclimber, elliptical machine, etc. For upper body warmups, try the arm bike, row machine or elliptical (using both arms and legs). 2. Warm up strength exercises with light …

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 …

Health/Fitness Review: Gold’s Gym

My review of Gold’s Gym (Village at Sandhill in Columbia, SC) The facility is a good size, with 3 main workout areas. The largest one has around 15 treadmills, 15 elliptical machines, 8 stationary bikes, 3 stair climbers, 1 upper body bike and a lot of machine weights.¬† The second area has around 8 treadmills, …