Health and Fitness

The Best Total Body Weight Workout

Body Weight Workouts are a great, effective, and economical way to burn fat, boost fitness, and tone your entire body. There are many bodyweight exercises you can do to like push ups, chin ups, squats, and the like, but how it all comes together in one total body workout is the main thing. So, what is the best total body weight workout? I think the body weight 500 workout by Craig Ballantyne is a great candidate. In this workout you do 500 reps of various exercises (all body weight, of course) without any rest. This provides you with a total body tone up and also provides a cardiovascular stimulation so the fat burning is even more accelerated. Here is how the Body weight 500 workout is made up: 50 Prisoner Squats 50 Pushups 25 Jumps 25 Stability Ball Leg Curls 50 Stability Ball Jackknifes 50 Step-ups (25 reps per side) 25 Pull-ups (NO substitutions) 50 Forward Lunges (25 reps per side) 50 Close-grip Pushups 50 Inverted Rows 50 Squats 25 Chin-ups (NO substitutions) As you can see, you've got something for basically every part of the body: Legs - squats and prisoner squats, lunges, and step ups Back, biceps and shoulders - pull-ups Chest, triceps and shoulders - Push ups, close grip push ups (works the triceps even more) Abs - Stability ball exercises By doing all of the 500 reps in succession, you will really be driving your body to the edge.

Top 5 Tips For Exercising in the Heat of the Summer

Everyone wants to move outdoors during the summer months to exercise their hearts out. The winter months are over and the treadmill needs to resume its role as a coat hanger as the open road calls our tennis shoes. But, even though the weather is warm and the days are long, the ideal exercise day can turn into a nightmare if there are not precautions taken against the summer heat. Exercising in the heat of the summer means taking a few extra steps to prepare for your workout. * Blocking the sun. The suns rays are known to case skin cancer and premature skin aging. A good sunscreen can block the sun's rays from harming the skin and is an essential addition to a summer outdoor workout. The sunscreen needs to be waterproof in order to stay put during those bouts of sweating and utilize a blocker for both UVA and UVB rays. * Keeping hydrated. Hydration starts before you walk out that door to exercise. Drinking an entire bottle of water before running is good, but keeping hydrated throughout the day is even better.

My First Triathlon Mistakes

"Hey Kath, I've been hearing about this new sport called triathlons and I think I want to try just one." "Sure! I know you. You'll do one and then you'll be hooked." So I began to train and got into pretty good shape except for my 20# "donut." Running was o.k., biking was alright but "oh the swim." What a problem. But I was not daunted. I was determined to experience "my first triathlon." Well, one of my main concerns was to fit in, and everybody knows that experienced swimmers always wear 'Speedos." So anyway, I made my trip to the sporting goods store and got myself one of those "Speedos." Course I had never worn anything but boxer styles my entire life, but, by golly, I wasn't going to stick out like a sore thumb in the middle of all those triathletes. I was going to fit in! My curiosity was getting the best of me, so I rushed home to try on my new "Speedo." I really hoped Kath wasn't going to be home because modeling my new suit seemed to me to be kind of a personal thing, if you know what I mean.

Biggest Mistakes of Kettlebell Training, Part 2

More mistakes when performing Cleans and Presses and recommended corrections. Mistake 4: Legs stay bent while performing the pressing part(push press) of Clean and Press. Why it is a mistake: Kettlebells are not pushed high enough. In order to complete the movement a lower dip is necessary. Lower dip often leads to loss of balance and extra muscle exertion. In order to compensate for low push, arms and shoulders may forced to do extra work. Push press becomes extremely inefficient. Most probable causes: Weak quads When starting push-press athlete squats too low Recommended Correction Exercises that improve leg strength such as barbell and kettlebell squats Half push press starting with slight bending of the knees and ending with going on up on toes Soft jumps out of squat position with barbell or kettlebells on shoulders(very softly) Mistake 5: When kettlebells are raised above head and elbows locked, kettlebells 'Pull' forward. It becomes very difficult to keep holding them above your head.

Strength Training for Football - Bench Press

Every football player wants to increase his max bench press, but how to get there without plateaus and nagging shoulder and back injuries? Push-Ups No, I'm not kidding. A push-up done correctly is a whole body effort requiring stabilization from the lower body and trunk to press efficiently with the upper body. To do a push-up correctly, the abdomen and chest must leave the floor simultaneously. Any lag, chest up before abdomen, means the core is not capable of providing a stable base from which to press. Simply put, you will be unable to generate the maximum force you are capable of. In a perfect world, a young athlete shouldn't even think about the bench press until he/she can do 10 perfect push-ups minimum. In fact, I wouldn't start any athlete until he/she could do 10 plyometric push-ups (with a clap) while maintaining the trunk perfectly rigid. Why wait until you can do 10 explosive push-ups? Think about this: you are a linebacker about to take on a bigger offensive lineman.

Workout At Home

Workout at home is a great way to get into shape I believe that everyone in the world should in the the greatest shape of their life. If you really care about your life and body then why would you let yourself get fat and out of shape. Using your bodyweight will help you overcome that. You will be using your very own bodyweight as a resistance to each and every exercises that you do. There are so many exercises that you can do, even the most fit athlete can benefit from using their bodyweight as resistance. All you have to do is change the angel that you lift yourself and it will make it more challenging. There is no reason why you can't get into the greatest shape of your life. It doesn't matter what age you are. Even if your a couch potato you will get into better shape and fast using bodyweight workouts. There are so many people out in the world that can't even do a single pull up... to me that's really sad. Everyone should be able to handle their very own weight in any situation.

Does Running Cause Arthritis?

Is it a foregone conclusion, that if you run for years, you will have arthritis? Many of my patients are concerned that the aches and pains that are inevitable from distance running are actually harbingers for the future aches and pains of arthritis. This fear is even strong enough to get older runners to quit and start a lower impact exercise regimen like swimming and cycling. Is this a reasonable fear? Yes and No! Running by itself does not cause arthritis; improper biomechanics coupled with the rigors of running can cause arthritis. Consider the stress of running on the joints for a minute. The foot hits the ground and the bones and joints experience force up to six times the runner's body weight at impact. The joints are being asked to move and glide efficiently and smoothly while enduring this stress. In the event of a misstep or stumble, the joints need to continue to be stable to maintain their perfect alignment. Osteoarthritis, a.k.a. "wear and tear arthritis", is what runner's dread.

Healthy Eating And Exercise Tips

Exercise is a great way to lose body weight and burn those calories. But if you are going to eat before you exercise, you will decrease fat burning potential. That is why in the military, they would do morning runs before eating anything to maximize the fat burning. You do not need to load up on carbon hydrates before you exercise, because your body does not necessarily use it for energy. In fact, your body uses fat as your primary source of energy when you go for your morning run. In short, avoid carbohydrate overloading before you start your workout. The exercise I recommend to lose weight in the fastest time is running. But it can be hard on the knees if you are running on the pavement. So runs on the grass and on the sand if you live by the beach. In fact running on the beach is an excellent way to lose weight quickly because there is extra resistance. (The US special military force run on the beach to improve their stamina and reduce body fat in the shortest time possible) The important thing to remember is not to over exercise, especially when it comes to jogging or else you are going to develop knee and ankle problems.

3 Things You Need For the Best Abdominal Exercises

If you are dreaming of that fit and firm body, you are most probably on the look for an effective exercise remedy in the market. In a society, that has a negative reaction towards obesity and being fat is a big no, it is necessary that a sexy and well trimmed body must be possessed by a man or a woman. It is necessary to gain much attention in a society that is full of superficialities. Being fit and fabulous is an edge. The most common problem area of the body be, it a male or a female is the abdominal area. The belly fat is so hard to get rid of. It is the focal point of fat accumulation in the upper torso. It is the most common site of adipose concentration because of the belly fat may result to an insightful bulge in the abdomen. As you age the metabolism slows down and with this regression with the body's ability top break down food, the amount of fat deposited in the body also increases. Men and women do suffer from this morbid fat accumulation in the body. Women have a higher percentage in fat accumulation in the body.

Exercise Bike Parts - Tips On Shopping and Maintenance Of Your Equipment

Exercising is very popular in this day and age. More people are going out to purchase exercise equipment. Exercise bikes are a very popular choice for getting in shape, toning muscles, and just to stay healthy and fit. You can find a wide variety of brands and models for exercise bikes. When you give your bike a work out, you are sure to eventually wear something out. Exercise bike parts are available to purchase at many of the major brands websites. Also, shopping at any fitness store you should be able to find the parts that you need. Not sure what your bike might need? It is smart to take your bike to a repair shop. Just guessing is not a very good fix. You might find a broken part caused by something that you can over look. It is best to have a professional take a look and tell you exactly what is wrong and how to fix it. When you purchase a piece of exercise equipment make sure it is one that you can get parts for easily and that won't cost you a small fortune in the end. Purchasing discontinued exercise equipment such as the Vitamaster treadmill will end up costing you way too much in the long run.

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