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CrossFit Exercise Series THREE – Distance and Equipment

In the final article of the CrossFit exercise series, we describe the exercises designed for distance movements and the use of equipment like kettlebells, barbell, a medicine ball and a really big tire. Two very good squat exercises are included that require less weight but are very effective.

CrossFit Exercise Series TWO – Upper Body

This is series TWO of the CrossFit exercise articles. Series ONE was on legs and abs and this article will cover upper body work. All except the last CrossFit exercise use body weight only but you can add weight if you find them too easy.

Why Lunges Are Great

I was asked once what my favorite exercise was. Initially, I thought this was a silly question since different situations call for different exercises. However, after some thought and further observation of other personal trainers, I realized that the one exercise that I use the most is the lunge.

Interesting Cardiovascular Exercises

If you are into workouts, then you will hear a lot about cardiovascular exercises. In fact these should be included in your fitness plans. Cardio exercises not only help to burn fat but are also good for your heart and lungs. There are many ways to get your quota of cardio exercises. Let us examine a few.

The Health Benefits of Water Exercise

By performing water exercise, people experiencing joint issues and back pain can actively work towards increasing physical activity. Because of buoyancy, water helps to decrease the amount of stress to the joints during exercise, which is also beneficial to overweight people looking to increase activity levels. As a result of the natural resistance we encounter while exercising in water, increases in strength are an added benefit. Water exercise is also a great way for anyone to add some variety to their workout programs.

Spartan Race – A Walk in the Park After Cancer Treatment

I just completed my first Super Spartan race of eight miles of obstacles at Oleta Park in North Miami on February 23, 2013. I would have thought this to be an extreme challenge especially when I picked up my bib envelope which stated in big letters “There is a real possibility YOU MAY DIE…”

Muscle Building – A Proper Blend of Diet and Exercises Alone Will Get You the Desired Results

If building muscle mass and burning calories are your goals, you must first reconcile to the fact that there is no miracle process and it cannot happen overnight as many spurious websites claim. The process is slow and steady and you can certainly achieve your goals if you consistently follow the proper procedures. Everyone knows that a proper blend of diet and exercises alone will get you the desired results.

Training Around Injuries

Injuries are the biggest obstacle you will face during a physical training routine designed to improve your performance and appearance. The main type of injury will undoubtedly be joint related, this is painful, often debilitating and never heals fast. The reason that the joints get injured is basic body chemistry – as our muscles get stronger we need to lift more weight to challenge ourselves and keep improving (the overload principle).

Reasons Why You Should Learn How To Increase Pull-Ups

Pull-ups is one of the best upper body exercises out there. It is a common myth that only a certain type of bodies are meant to do pull-ups. Dropping this false belief and learning how to increase pull-ups can have a significant impact on your fitness level.

Jogging In the Clouds

This is not an article about jogging. It is all about what jogging does to you.

Will Les Mills Combat Workout Get You In MMA Shape?

If you’ve been thinking of doing the Les Mills Combat workout, you probably want to know what you are in for before you get started. How does the system work? What kind of equipment will you need to buy? How much time will you need to dedicate, and how many calories will you burn? Will it sculpt your muscles? We will answer all of these questions in this Les Mills Combat Workout review.

Kinetic Bands – Use and Benefits

Kinetic bands add variety to regular workout. It improves body balance and stamina apart from making it leaner and fitter. These bands are inexpensive and are portable. They come in various levels of resistance.

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