Archives for Strength Training


Core Strength Martial Arts

by Mackenzie M. June 18th, 2013| Core, Strength Training
It should come with no surprise that Japanese martial arts provide an amazing core strength workout. From judo to karate to aikido, Japanese martial arts build core strength in the abdominal muscles, chest muscles, and leg muscles. However, many do not understand that there is an entire philosophy behind

The Off-Balance Core Workout

by Kimberly Hays June 10th, 2013| 15 Minutes or Less, Strength Training
We work hard to tone our stomachs in order to have a strong core. This allows fast turns and lunges. Balance is important no matter what type of workout we do or what kind of sport that we participate in. The off-balance core workout will have you wobbling a


by Jessica B. June 3rd, 2013| Strength Training, Upper Body
A fun and easy way to build upper body strength and develop your cardio is to practice boxing. You don’t need to be a great boxer to get the most out of your workout. You just need to be able to keep moving, throw a few punches, and don’t

Lower Body with Fitness Blender!

by Jessica B. May 30th, 2013| Lower Body, Strength Training
With two small children and a lot of pregnancy weight still left to lose, I do not have time to make it to the gym as often as I like. So I am stuck trying to find a variety of home workouts that keep me motivated, that give me
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Mow Your Way to Core Strength

by Mackenzie M. May 23rd, 2013| Core, Strength Training
In the past week, I have once again taken up my hobby of mowing lawns for family and friends. It has been nearly a year since the last time, and it was much harder to get into the habit. Mowing the lawn actually uses several important muscles groups, but

The 7 Minute Workout Based on Science

by Kimberly Hays May 13th, 2013| 15 Minutes or Less, Strength Training
There is research being conducted constantly on the science of exercise, and it looks as though that the article in the current issue of the American College of Sports Medicine’s Health & Fitness Journal sheds new light on the guidelines for a quick, intense 7 minute workout, and then

Yoga Postures: Upper Body

by Jessica B. May 6th, 2013| Strength Training, Upper Body
Many people think of yoga as a bunch of casual stretches that tend to build strength in the lower body and increase flexibility. But there are many postures that also target the upper body and can help you to build strength in your arms. Many are advanced postures, but

Build Lower Body Strength at Home

by Jessica B. May 2nd, 2013| Lower Body, Strength Training
These days I am having a hard time making it to the gym; with two small kids there are just not enough hours in the day. I have been getting creative using different things I have around the house to help me keep up my workout routine. Here are

Train Like a Judo Master

by Mackenzie M. April 25th, 2013| Core, Strength Training
Judo is a modern marital art that finds its origins in late nineteenth century Japan. Judo features a competitive element where the objective is to take down the opponent to the ground or immobilize them. Judo is an incredible exercise of the mind and of the body, as it

High Intensity Weight Training

by Kimberly Hays April 15th, 2013| 15 Minutes or Less, Strength Training
If you would like to cut down your time in the gym and still get great results from your workout, you should try high intensity weight training. This training is supposed to give you excellent results in only 15 minutes a week, but be prepared – this workout is

Extreme Muscle Training

by Mackenzie M. April 8th, 2013| Strength Training, Upper Body
Japan’s forms of strength training are known and practiced around the world. From the martial art of karate, to the sword fighting techniques of kendo, Japanese forms of strength training require a huge amount of concentration and dedication. One lesser known strength training techniques has become increasingly popular around

Rollerblading for Strength

by Mackenzie M. April 4th, 2013| Lower Body, Strength Training
While many perceive that rollerblading is simply a fun activity to do during kid’s birthday parties or social events, it is actually a great exercise for those looking to build core strength in their lower body. Not only is it an easy exercise to complete, it is extremely effective

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