Are You Getting Your Muscles to Multi-Task?
Exercise Basics | Movement

Are You Getting Your Muscles to Multi-Task?

Lots of studies are starting to show that multi-tasking just doesn’t work. Meaning, it actually makes us less efficient, not more. And, alas, this is even more true the older we get. In terms of working your muscles, there are definitely times when you don’t want to multi-task, but instead want to isolate certain ones….

Truth or Consequences: Is Your Back Curved or Straight?
Exercise Basics | Movement

Truth or Consequences: Is Your Back Curved or Straight?

I think that most of us go through our days without paying much attention to how much curve we have in our low backs. For sure, this is not something that is a real attention-grabber.   Even if we suffer from some stiffness or dull pain in that area, we don’t tend to focus on what…

Traditional Crunch Best Exercise for Your Abs?
Exercise Basics

Traditional Crunch Best Exercise for Your Abs?

Most of us are concerned about what is going on around our midsection. It seems that everywhere you look, people are trying to tell you that flat abs is the way to go, and many of those same people are giving you their best solution for it. In this arena, the main topic is the…

Breathing 101:  Helpful Hints
Exercise Basics | Mindset

Breathing 101: Helpful Hints

Every once in awhile, you may hear or read that you can lose weight just by breathing. Wow! Who wouldn’t want to sign up for that one? But, as you might expect, there are some qualifications that make it not exactly too good to be true. As it turns out, if you are breathing more…

How to Get More From Two Classic Exercises
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How to Get More From Two Classic Exercises

It seems that at the heart of many exercise programs is exercise for the biceps and triceps. That would be the front (bicep) and back (tricep) of the upper arm. This is good. For one thing, it is always best to make sure you exercise opposing muscles. In this case, the front and back of…

What Using a Little Bit of Weight Can Do For You
Exercise Basics

What Using a Little Bit of Weight Can Do For You

Often when we think of using dumbbells, it conjures up pictures of either setting up a gym at home and getting a trainer, or going to a gym. Bravo. Dumbbells are great for strength training, which we all need. But there can be another use for dumbbells that can help you in ways that perhaps…