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Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Everyone wants a flat stomach.  But regular sit-ups won't cut it.  Try this new and challenging move to help flatten out your abs and strengthen your core.

Posted by lisadesilet at 8/5/2015 3:29:00 AM
Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Lat pulldowns are a great exercise for the back, shoulders, and arms. Your back has a lot of muscles that can be targeted using pulldowns. Using a neutral, wide or narrow grip will change the muscles that are worked. It is best to keep a slight arch in the lower back when pulling down on the bar to make sure you don’t put too much stress on the neck. Looking up toward the ceiling or bar will help. It also helps to pull your elbows down toward your ribs, squeezing as you pull. Remember to control the weight as you release up, slowly stretching the muscles all the way to the top.

Posted by lisadesilet at 7/7/2015 4:42:00 PM
Monday, July 6, 2015

Bicep curls target the muscles on the front of the arm. It is an important exercise and can change the shape and look of your arms. When starting the exercise, tuck your elbows into your ribs, keeping them there through the entire movement. Squeeze the muscles as you lift the weight, making sure the elbows don’t move too much. Use control when lowering the weight and allow the muscles to stretch completely before beginning again.

Posted by lisadesilet at 7/6/2015 4:43:00 PM
Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Bench press is a great exercise to engage your chest, shoulders, and triceps – which are on the backside your arm. Women are often intimidated by the bench press, but it is a basic movement that uses a lot of muscles and should be a regular in any upper-body routine. The key is to allow the chest to stretch in the starting position, then press through using both the chest and triceps to straighten your arms at the top of the exercise. Remember, controlling the weight on the way down is just as important as on the way up.

Posted by lisadesilet at 3/31/2015 4:40:00 PM

Squats are a great exercise that should be a part of every lower body routine. They engage the large muscles of the legs and glutes. Incorporating squats into your regular exercise regimen can change the shape of your lower body and help tighten up your legs and butt. The key is choosing a weight that is challenging, but won’t compromise your form or cause injury.

Posted by lisadesilet at 3/31/2015 4:36:00 PM
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