Posts tagged "push ups"
Little Changes, Big Results

Little Changes, Big Results

It might be hard to swallow, but you can’t expect different results if you keep doing the same. Easy to accept, but it’s still tough to practice. It can be difficult to shake up the status quo when you juggle daily life, so it is much easier to stick with the same exercise routine you...
Think About Being Fit

Think About Being Fit

“Imagine the thighs melting downward into the blankets,” says a yoga instructor. “Think like if you were pinching a pen to fully contract the muscles around the scapula,” says a trainer.  “Keep your hands as if you were holding an egg,” says a runner coach. What do all these guidelines have in common? Beyond the...
Push-ups: The Super Exercise

Push-ups: The Super Exercise

Push-ups are for the upper body what squats are for the lower body.  They have all the qualities that make a good exercise to stand out.  This is a multi-joint exercise. It can be done anywhere with no equipment, and best of all, just by tweaking the hands and legs position you can change the...
Four moves + One piece of equipment = Total-body workout

Four moves + One piece of equipment = Total-body workout

Take a quick look around the gym and you’ll notice how many people are packed into the free weight area. Barbells, dumbbells, medicine balls and anything else that doesn’t look like a machine are quite popular with hardcore fitness aficionados. The current trends of “functional training,” “working the core” and “working out like athletes” are...