Posts tagged "squats"
Eccentric Exercises To Relieve Tendon Pain

Eccentric Exercises To Relieve Tendon Pain

Eccentric exercises (EE) may sound complicated, but you actually do them all the time without knowing it. Every time you lengthen a muscle while applying a load you are already into EE. For instance, when you lower your hips to squat or your arms when doing a bicep curls. Gym rats may be familiar on...
Kids Stuff: Should Teens Strength Train?

Kids Stuff: Should Teens Strength Train?

I still remember when I was 13 and doing my first barbell squat. I felt like the female version of Arnold Schwarzenegger on muscle beach. Yet, when I shared my achievement with my parents they were worried about me harming my spine and bone mass. Twenty five years after that initial barbell squat, I am...
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...
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...
Casing Your Joints

Casing Your Joints

Few parts in the body work in isolation. The joints are no exception. When you lift weights, run, bike, endure a cross fit class, or shake your hips in Zumba, chances are you think about the muscles you want to strengthen, the calories you want to burn, and/or the personal record you want to achieve....