Archives for Strength Training

Conditioning Exercises to Help Prevent Ski Injuries

by Bea March 25th, 2010| Strength Training
No, no, I am not writing this article from experience and because I am trying to warn you of a mistake that I made, but now that skiing season is almost over, I have been in the mindset of wanting to improve myself as a skier before next season

Exercise For Teens

by Jacob Parzych March 23rd, 2010| Running, Sports, Strength Training, Walking
These days, teens are in worse shape than ever.  Between 16 and 33 percent of children and adolescents are obese.  Obese teens are considerably more likely to die before the age of sixty than teens who are in shape.

Obesity is a very dangerous disease, so I am adding my thoughts

More Ab Exercises

by Louise March 4th, 2010| Exercises, Strength Training
Looking for some more ab exercises? Here are 3 leg lift variations that have been used by many top athletes:

Single Leg Lifts - Start with your back on the ground and one knee bent, so that the sole of one foot is flat on the ground about a foot and

Variation Is a Killer…

by Joe Lawrence March 2nd, 2010| Cardio, Strength Training
I just arrived at a professional development school yesterday in the mountains of Tennessee and was rudely reminded about the importance of variation.  The quarter mile hike up a very steep hill to the check-in office was a killer after eight hours on the road.  It was even more fun

One Can Equal Three

by MPK February 11th, 2010| Exercises, Strength Training
No, that is not a math equation, nor is it a typographical error.  It's a simple way to expand your exercise regimen.

A while ago we posted an article about muscle confusion.  Simply put, if you continue to do the same exercises, they become less effective.  However, the idea of

5 Ab Exercises

by Louise February 9th, 2010| Exercises, Strength Training
Here on My Fitness Tunes, we have mentioned ab workouts in several of our articles. Developing core strength is essential in order for you to improve your performance in just about anything. Many ab workouts stress different ideas. 5 Minute Abs requires you to perform ten different

Get Back on the Horse in 2010

by Joe Lawrence January 27th, 2010| Exercises, Strength Training
I'm a huge fan of working out at home.  Ten minute workouts here and there have kept me in shape for years, when gym time was not feasible.  This article will pull two exercises from my martial arts days to build up your quads and glutes.  In other words..."da butt."


Chin-up bar or gun rack? You decide.

by Joe Lawrence January 20th, 2010| Exercise Equipment, Exercises, Strength Training
Chin-ups are an awesome upper body workout and one of the best exercises to build upper back muscles.  Couple chin-ups with a good push-up plan, and you soon will be selling tickets to the gun show!

I was very excited to get a chin-up bar for Christmas.  I had one

Three’s a Charm

by Joe Lawrence December 23rd, 2009| Strength Training
The New Year is around the corner, and your workout routine just might need to be revamped. When it comes to fitness, there are three main areas to use to evaluate the type of routine you are using. Evaluate yours and see where you may need to balance things.

Depending on

Crack Open Your Six Pack

by Joe Lawrence December 16th, 2009| Eating Tips, Exercises, Strength Training
Everyone wants a flat stomach or the famous six pack abs.  The problem is most people do not do the right things to get them.  Hopefully, I will give you some ideas to steer you in the right direction.

First off, I want to say that I personally do not feel

Save Money on Supplements

by Joe Lawrence November 18th, 2009| Cardio, Eating Tips, Exercises, Family Fitness, Running, Sports, Strength Training
When it comes to fitness, there is no secret that you put your body through the wringer.  Afterward your body requires the replacement of essential nutrients.  There are many companies and a trillion dollar fitness industry willing to sell you the secret potions to replenish you after a workout and

Stretching is important for athletes

by Joe Lawrence November 11th, 2009| Eating Tips, Exercises, Sports, Strength Training
'Is there really any value in stretching?'  I remember thinking this question in my  head while doing the flexibility drills in Tae Kwon Do.  After twenty-some years of fitness, the answer is a resounding 'yes.'

When I first began training in martial arts I was not very limber.  Being almost six

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