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3 Exercises to Shape Your Butt

by Joe Lawrence August 12th, 2020| Lower Body, Strength Training
The top reasons people list for starting a diet or workout is to lose fat and most of these people go on to say they want to lose the fat in their stomach and butt. I am sure this is not news. Most exercises, though, are focused on the
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4 Types of Shoes to Wear for Perfect Squats

by Marnie Bii December 25th, 2014| Accessories, Exercise Wear
While maintaining a perfect squat pose, you must keep your heels flat on the floor to activate the right muscle groups. Lifting up your heels and placing all of the weight on your toes could severely damage your ankle and calf muscles. The shoes you wear can help you
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3 Steps To Perfect Legs and A Strong Heart

by Marnie Bii October 23rd, 2014| Assorted Workouts, Cardio
If you want to make the most out of your daily workout routine, you must focus on the muscles that provide your body with the most strength and support: your legs. Your legs provide a solid foundation while performing both high and low impact exercises. While training your legs,
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Train: MMA Fighter Style

by Mackenzie M. March 5th, 2013| Lower Body, Strength Training
MMA (Mixed Martial Arts) fighters carry an incredible amount of strength in their lower bodies, but still remain agile enough to out maneuver their opponents in a fight. While their training to build up their lower body muscles is very tough, many of their key lessons can be applied

The Ultimate Lower Body Workout

by Jessica B. August 21st, 2012| Lower Body, Strength Training
There are a lot of different exercises you can do to help build lower body strength, but squats can be the most effective way to see the biggest changes in a short amount of time. The great thing about squats is that you don’t need any extra special equipment.

Alternative Squats: Lower-Body Strength

by Angela Yorke August 6th, 2012| Lower Body, Strength Training
Never having seen the event before, I was impressed and awe-struck by Olympic weightlifting. These people can lift up to 3 times my weight, to say the least!

Inferences that competitors receive chemical assistance aside, one commentator drew my attention with her constant references to a lifter “getting deep into

Lower Body Exercises P90X

by Jessica B. July 24th, 2012| Lower Body, Strength Training
After my last pregnancy I used P90X to blast myself back into shape. While I had a hard time sticking to the diet, as a vegetarian, I followed the exercise program to a T, and it helped me get back some of my upper and lower body strength. These

Build Strength at the Beach!

by Jessica B. April 2nd, 2012| Lower Body, Strength Training
The weather outside is warming up, so if you live near the coast, it is a great time to move your workout to the beach and really start working your calves and hamstrings, not to mention your heels and ankles. Working out on the beach can be revitalizing and

Stability Ball: Lower Body

by Jessica B. March 5th, 2012| Lower Body, Strength Training
Here are a few easy exercises to do with your stability ball with a lower body focus. If you combine them with upper body exercises, you can have a full body workout that can be fun and challenging. The stability ball provides a great platform for your workout and

Using Stairs for a Good Workout

by Jessica B. February 6th, 2012| Lower Body, Strength Training
Some days I just don't make it to the gym, and instead of feeling guilty, I put together this little lower body workout I can do on the stairs.

  1. Warm-up – Strength training is more effective when your muscles are warm. Begin by jogging up and down your stairs five

Strength Training: Dorm Edition

by Mackenzie M. September 13th, 2011| Strength Training
Last week, I wrote about developing a running habit for the college student. I emphasized the important and positive effects running can have on both your physical and mental health. Continuing with the theme of dorm room fitness, comes the somewhat more difficult task - strength training in college.

Let’s

Exercising at the Office

by Bea May 20th, 2011| Exercise Equipment, Exercises
The following suggestions will help you keep your body alert at the office instead of slumped and ineffective.

I’m sure you have heard this multiple times, but the most important “exercise” that you can practice at your desk job is to sit with the proper posture. A good chair is

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