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Don't Resist Tubing Exercises

Don’t Resist Tubing Exercises

A few years ago, we thought nothing could beat machines to strengthen and tone muscles. Then we realized that with a set of dumbbells, barbell, and a few plates—the old school way—we could get ripped, stronger, and improve sports performance. Today, that colorful tubing that hangs on gym walls is the “new” muscle builder. Still,...
Bike Right: Fix Cycling Neck and Back Pain

Bike Right: Fix Cycling Neck and Back Pain

Whether you spin your wheels indoor or outdoor, cycling is a great non-impact exercise. Yet, while this activity can make your knee and muscles happy, can make others not so happy. At times, cycling can be a literal pain in the neck and/or back. “Neck and back pain are common in cyclists because of the...
Make the Most of Gym Time

Make the Most of Gym Time

You grab some more water, chat with somebody, look at your watch (again), or simply sit on the bench press until you get enough mojo to lift the dumbbells for one more set. Then you finish one or two reps short of your usual number, or do your usual 10 and stop even if you...
Test Yourself: Fix These Common Moves

Test Yourself: Fix These Common Moves

Some people have a love-hate relationship with mirrors. This is particularly evident at the gym. Some will make sure they always look at their best muscle feature while pumping iron, while others avoid their reflection at all costs. However, mirrors are important exercise tool as it brings more awareness to your movements. Have you looked...
Popular Fitness Advice—Debunked, Part 2

Popular Fitness Advice—Debunked, Part 2

My previous post addressed some common fitness advice, what they really mean, and if you should ever follow it. Here is the second part of that subject where I examine the relationship between heavy weights and strength and the battle between treadmill and elliptical for burning the most calories. Advice: “ No need to lift...