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Plyometric Exercises - Instruction and Examples
Plyometric exercises are used in training aimed at increasing muscle power and force. Plyometric exercises have become more popular as exercise systems such as Cross-Fit, TRX, and short total body workouts.
Seven Stretches to Relieve Tight Hips
Tight hip muscles can affect the body in negative ways such as problems with posture. If we don’t use our hips correctly then we tend to overload our lower backs. Try these great stretches to relieve tight hips. Here are seven hip stretches that will help relieve your tight hips.
BMI and Exercise
BMI (Body Mass Index) is a calculation that is used to measure body fat based on your height and weight. You should be concerned if your BMI is in the overweight or obese categories as these both can contribute to disease. Learn the link between exercise and a healthy BMI.
Why You Need to Warm-up Before Exercising
You may be in a hurry but be smart and always warm-up before you exercise. One major reason for including warm-ups is to decrease the risk of injury. Read here for other significant reasons to make the warm-up an important part of your workout.
Stay in Shape with Top 5 Pilates Poses
Brooke Siler, a well known Pilate’s instructor, and author of Pilate’s books, suggest that if you don’t have time for a full Pilate’s workout, you can still stay in shape by doing the top 5 Pilates Poses 4-5 times per week. It only takes a few minutes and you will be pleased with the results.
Avoid Injury While Exercising
Being sidelined from exercise by an injury can be frustrating. It can also be dangerous if you try ignoring the injury and workout anyway. Here are some tips that may help you avoid injuries altogether.
Your Favorite Celebrity’s Workouts
Have you ever wondered how your favorite celebrities have such great bodies? Well in order to look like them then you have to exercise like them. Here are three sample celebrity workouts, Angelina Jolie, Jennifer Lawrence, and Beyonce.
Exercise in Small Increments Gets Results
Lots of times people will use “lack of time” as an excuse for not exercising. Exercising in small increments is a viable solution that will give you the same benefits of exercising all at once.
Lose Weight by Cycling
Biking is good for everyone regardless of age or current fitness level and it’s an enjoyable way to burn mega calories as well as provide amazing health benefits.
Analyze Your Workout to Keep Moving
Do you ever get a little flustered because you’ve let your exercise routine become unorganized? You are over-zealous and realize you don't have time for work, family, or play. Here is how I analyzed my workouts and came up with some answers that really work.
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