Archives for Strength Training


Shoulders Do More Than Just Hold Up Your Head

by Joe Lawrence December 16th, 2013| Strength Training, Upper Body
Shoulder muscles are often taken for granted by many fitness fanatics. They are usually given a glancing set or two just to fill a super set. However, their importance is underestimated and developing them is something everyone needs to do.

Shoulders are used in almost every upper body workout, but

Lower Body Workout Made Easy

by Joe Lawrence December 9th, 2013| Lower Body
If you have read any of my other articles on working out, you have discovered that I do not employ many conventional fitness regimens, mainly because I do not have the time I used to with work and children. Also, because I enjoy mixing things up while I am

Don’t Just Hang There, Work those Abs!

by Joe Lawrence December 2nd, 2013| Core, Strength Training
Chin ups and pull ups are one of my most favorite exercises! They are unbelievable for the back and with the exception of a few other small exercises, they are all I did for back for almost a year. However, all that time just hanging around on the bar

15 Minute Workout to Increase Fitness Test Scores

by Joe Lawrence November 28th, 2013| 15 Minutes or Less, Strength Training
Many professions require fitness tests, and even if you do not work in a profession that does, fitness tests are a great way to motivate you to achieve more. Regardless of whether you are required to or just want to, you can boost your score by supplementing your workouts
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Upper Body Strength and Gravity Fit

by Jessica B. November 18th, 2013| Strength Training, Upper Body
If you have trouble doing a pull up, you can still manage to do some pretty interesting upper body workouts with the help of Gravity fitness machines that target your upper body. With a few weeks of intensive workout you should be able to manage a pull up on
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Push Yourself Like Never Before

by Joe Lawrence November 14th, 2013| Lower Body, Strength Training
I still remember being a teenager learning martial arts. My instructor was very creative and was constantly coming up with new ways to get us in shape. He taught us that simple things could deliver large dividends. When it comes to leg workouts, it is very easy to be

It’s Crunch Time

by Joe Lawrence November 4th, 2013| Core, Strength Training
We are coming up on the greatest time of the year: the holidays. We all love the excitement and joy of spending time with family and eating all of the great meals and desserts; however, turkey and pie are not friendly to the midsection. Getting to the core requires
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Let the Games Begin

by Joe Lawrence October 28th, 2013| 15 Minutes or Less, Strength Training
Isn't it amazing how we can think of an endless number of excuses to get out of working out. Just as I sat to type this article, I was thinking of how I could get out of doing my push up routine. Seriously, in less than 15 minutes a
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Upper Body Strength Training by Climbing

by Jessica B. October 21st, 2013| Strength Training, Upper Body
Are you looking for a new way to build upper body strength, and also looking for a new hobby where you can really develop a set of skills you can use practically? If so, then climbing may be the answer. Climbing is a great way to build upper body

Leg day recovery

by Joe Lawrence October 14th, 2013| Lower Body, Strength Training
Everyone who has ever lifted can share the exact same story after leg day: pain. I do legs today and am pain for the next three. I get sore after all the other workouts I do, but why are legs the worst? How can I

Getting to the Core of it All

by Joe Lawrence October 7th, 2013| Core, Strength Training
Core training is vital! Working the core muscles is as important as cardio for many reasons: health, ability, and self esteem.

Having a solid core region adds to your health dramatically. The larger the circumference of your mid section, the harder your body has to work

Routine for Those with No Time

by Joe Lawrence September 30th, 2013| 15 Minutes or Less, Exercises, Strength Training
Family, work, and life obligations often leave us with no time to hit the gym. There are days and even seasons where we don't even have the chance to go for a quick run. After my new baby, I was stuck in this situation and

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