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  • Summer Fitness  By : Boda Bo
    Great tips to get the most out of exercising in summer.
  • Burns Calories  By : gupta12
    People who walk daily have a lesser incidence of cancer, heart disease, stroke, diabetes and other killer diseases. Not only does walking make you healthier but it also burns calories, creates psychological well being, increases metabolism, strengthens muscles, increases flexibility, improves respiratory function and helps concentration and memory.
  • Forget Cosmetic Surgery - Get Yourself Some Anti Aging Hormones  By : Gen Wright
    Our modern society is obsessed with youth. Tens of thousands of dollars are spent to have the signs of Father Time removed from our bodies.
  • Six Pack Ab Exercises - Get a Flat Stomach Today  By : Richard Perkins
    Getting that elusive six pack sometimes seems impossible. You have probably used different methods of diet and exercise, and still don't see the results you want. People often wonder how they can get six pack abs that they have wanted for so long. The answer is to combine different things to get washboard abs. You need to eat the proper diet that doesn't result in extra calories being stored around the midsection.
  • Strong Calf Muscles  By : Karen Rockfeller
    Strong calf muscles can be hard to come by and it can be even harder to get calf muscles to grow. Often workouts focus on other parts of the body and the calves get neglected. As rest of the body grows, the calves look weak and small.

    Walking can help calves grow but will need to be combined with other exercises.
  • Crunchless Abs - Strengthen Your Core and Get Six Pack Abs without Doing a Single Crunch  By : T Johnson
    A nice set of abs is a typical fitness goal for many people who begin a diet and exercise program. And the first thing that many of these people do when they begin to carry out the exercises they think will get them to this goal is lay down on their back and do countless numbers of crunches. However, crunches are not the only way to get that defined six-pack.
  • How to Increase Your Metabolism  By : James Pendergraft
    Metabolism refers to the rate and method in which your body processes the food that you eat. A person with fast metabolism tends to be slimmer because processed food does not remain inside the body. Instead of forming into fat cells, they are utilized and burned by the body accordingly.
  • Does Pilates Really Work As Well At Relieving Pain As People Claim?  By : Steven Giles A
    Pain in any area of the body is never pleasant. Chronic back pain is one of the biggest complaints amongst all humanity. It is simple to injure the back, and when it isn't properly cared for, that guard is let down that much more. Poor posture, car accidents, falls, aging, exercise injuries, and even sleeping on an outdated, faulty mattress can all contribute a person's back pain. Once the pain begins, it will eventually progress until something is done about it. If there are no preventative measures taken, the pain gets worse over time due to aging, and everyday bad habits.

    There is a lot of buzz about Pilates and stretching exercises and their relation to preventing back pain. It is possible, and I will tell you how it works. Pilates helps to work the muscles that keep the spine sturdy and resistant to change in alignment. Everything works together to repair the natural flow of the spine. Every body is different, but all muscles are strengthened in the same manner. There is no need to go out and attempt to lift large amounts of weight with your back when you are in obvious pain. And luckily, that isn't what Pilates is about.

    Pilates movements and techniques target the areas that are in the most pain by repairing from deep inside of the core. The muscles within the abdomen, buttocks, and back are worked gently so that there is no pain. Since those movements are so gentle and slow, the target is deep so that every muscle is engaged. When the muscles are made strong again, they are able to hold on to the realignment of the spine, and good posture is a lot easier to obtain. Keeping good posture helps to maintain the alignment along with daily Pilates workouts.

    Oftentimes, we forget to stand and sit up straight, which can damage the spine. For that reason, it is even more important to stay consistent with your workouts. You should always try your best to remain conscious of your posture. Without the strength of the back, a lot of life's everyday activities are not possible. Some people have went as far as applying for disability because of their back pain. What is so unfortunate is that several people aren't aware of the fact that a simple 10 minutes a day is all that is needed in order to get rid of back pain and correct existing spinal problems.

    Stress can also bring about much more pain than is necessary. Pilates stretching movements can be a real relief when it comes to excess stress upon the body. The time that you sit down each morning, night, or both to practice your movements can be looked at as your ultimate "me" time. Be sure that your workout area is quiet, peaceful, and that there are no distractions. You'll also be using deep breathing, which will help to release built up tension. As you can see, all of the negative things that contribute to back pain are eliminated by Pilates.
  • Spinning Is The Most Popular Group Fitness Program  By : P.Rodgers
    Spinning is the most popular group fitness program in the country. Spinning increases your lung capacity and is great for the heart. Spinning can burn more calories in a 45 min spin class than any other form of cardio exercise. Spinning pushes the body to the optimum level, on a personal note, after spinning I feel great...
  • Your Everyday Activities are Contributing to Your Back Pain - Pilates Can Help  By : Steven Giles
    General everyday activities can lead to create bad posture which can cause severe back pain, Pilates can help to alleviate this.
  • Stick To Your Exercise Plan With These 3 Mind-Conditioning Techniques  By : Joshua Carter
    We all have a list of our favorite things. It may not be written down anywhere, but you know the things that make you happy. Yet when it comes to physical exercise you automatically say, "I don't have time." Time for TV, but no time for exercise. It's time to drop the charade of "I don't have time to exercise" and call it what it really is. An excuse.
  • Trying to Get Fat? Try A Weight Loss Diet  By : Owen Scott
    Have you ever attempted to lose weight before? If so, it's a safe bet that you wanted to look better or feel better. Am I right?

    I'm actually tired of hearing about people trying to lose weight. When I eat healthy all the time, co-workers and friends always ask, "Trying to lose weight?" And that's just because I don't take the donut or piece of cake they offer. That's how the general population is programmed now. If you try to eat healthy, people think you are trying to lose weight. Yet, weight loss is not even important!

    When people attempt to lose weight, they don't even care what type of weight they are losing as long as the number on the scale decreases... and that is SAD. Weight loss comes in the form of water weight, muscle mass, body fat, or any combination. The majority of the time -- People end up losing more muscle mass than anything else. And that is not good -- Yet, people believe they are successful because they lost weight.

    I've got news for you. The number on the scale is NOT IMPORTANT...

    Why are people so obsessed with their body weight? Because the world has programmed everyone to believe they need to lose weight. Don't get me wrong -- Many people need to decrease body fat, but most have no idea how to do it correctly. You must focus on losing body fat and NOT body weight.

    Muscle loss is bad. When you lose muscle, your metabolism slows and you must eat less food to simply maintain your current body weight. When you start to eat more food, you'll gain weight fast and that weight will come in the form of body fat. Lose muscle mass and in order to lose more weight, you'll have to eat less food.

    You then begin to eat smaller amounts of food in order to lose more weight -- because that's what everyone tells you to do. When you do this, you have a greater chance of triggering the starvation response from your body. When the starvation response is triggered, the body holds onto body fat stores and burns muscle for energy. Why? Because it has nothing else to turn to for energy because you aren't giving your body enough food!

    Threaten your body and lose!

    Body fat is reserve energy and the body will hold onto it because it believes it is being threatened. The human body is made to survive and that's why it will begin to burn muscle for energy and hold onto body fat when threatened. People who starve themselves lose weight and they are happy. What they don't know, though, is all of that weight loss came in the form of muscle mass. And that is losing the war my friend.

    When you decide to lose weight with some low calorie diet program, you've told your body that it's okay to burn your precious muscle mass and eventually replace it with more body fat. You end up in worse shape than ever before. You feel bad and look bad all due to some weight loss program that was supposed to help you -- instead it did the exact opposite.

    So, all of those weight loss diets out there are only hurting you. If they worked, wouldn't you see many more healthy, lean, and fit people walking around? Instead, the world gets fatter each and every day. And you can give all the credit to those weight loss programs that are supposed to be helping you.

    So what are you supposed to do then?

    Instead of focusing on weight loss, you should be focusing on building muscle and burning body fat. Then, you'll get the body you want. Your body will look better and you'll feel better. No one cares about that stupid number on the scale. You don't carry a scale around and say, "Look what I weigh!" People look at your body -- not the number on the scale. So start building muscle and burning fat and STOP worrying about weight loss.

    The simple solution -- Start lifting weights, eating healthy ALL THE TIME, and doing cardiovascular exercise. Those are the keys to burning body fat and building muscle, and that should be your real goal if you want to look better and feel better.
  • Summer Safety  By : Karen Rockfeller
    Walking is an exercise that almost everyone can do. In traditional walking shoes or in the Stepgym shoe, walking has many healthy benefits. As summer begins, it is important to review summer safety tips when walking outdoors or doing any exercising outdoors.
  • Which is Better For You - Yoga or Pilates?  By : Sam Brookes
    Joseph Pilates was a ballet dancer, but struggled with the intense physical commitment that went with it. So he invented an exercise regime to strengthen his body to allow him to cope with the pressures presented by his ballet training. Read on for more details...
  • Zumba: The Latest Fitness Craze  By : Jessica Vandelay
    Every decade Americans get hooked on a new fitness craze--jogging in the 1970s, aerobics in the 1980s and yoga in the 1990s. The current exercise trend of the 2000s is the Zumba fitness program.
  • Different Exercises to Alleviate Back Pain  By : Dorothy Severe
    Acute strain on the back muscles is the prime cause of back pain. There are near about two hundred muscles in the back that help to give you a proper posture.
  • What You Need to Know About Quit Smoking Herbs  By : Derick Kunhill
    herbal medicine texts as aiding create a feeling of well-being whilst simultaneously acting as a tonic to the nervous system. But unlike narcotics, these are mild, non-habit forming effects. Try this simple concortion which proved effective.

    In a 50ml bottle, mix the following herbal tinctures:

    15ml green oats

    10ml white horehound

    10ml mullein

    5ml golden seal

    10ml peppermint

    Take 6 drops on the tongue whenever the craving to have a cigarette is felt.

    There are several herbs with a
  • Inexpensive Way for Keeping The Weight Down  By : Jeff Jean
    The United States is among the nations with the highest obesity rate in the world, in this last decade we have really led the way in overweighed people but recently we seem to have been more aware of how deadly obesity can be and have taken some significant steps to live healthier. Here are some steps that will keep you on track to a healthy and obesity free life.
  • Strength Training Exercise - Key to Effective Weight Loss  By : Gen Wright
    If you have some excess body fat to lose and you have tried to shift it with diets or other quick fix solutions stop for a moment and consider an exercise based alternative.
  • Adults Need To Lead By Example With Proper Exercise  By : Gen Wright
    It is estimated that almost 75% of adults do not get enough proper exercise even though it is well known that leading a sedentary lifestyle can be damaging, even deadly...
  • Are You Someone Who Has No Time To Exercise?  By : Gen Wright
    One of the most difficult things to do when you decide to improve your strength, fitness and lose excess body fat is getting started, isn't it?
  • Illness and Walking  By : Karen Rockfeller
    Illness doesn’t mean you can’t go walking, often you can continue with a walking program. It is important to listen to your body and not push yourself, though. Often many walkers find that a walk speeds recovery and the feeling of wellness returns more quickly. When a shoe like the Stepgym is worn, even a short walk will give the body a good work out. If there is ever any question if walking is safe during an illness, consult a health professional.
  • The Mass Confusion Found Today in Fat Loss and Fitness Dominates -  In Fat Loss & Fitness Today  By : Becky Long
    Permanently put an end to fad diets, humdrum, boring, lengthy cardio workouts that take hours out of your busy week, and the super-human willpower it takes.
  • The Confusion About Fat Loss And Fitness  By : Becky Long
    Life long fat burning and fitness is not found on a fad diet or in a bottle on a health store shelf or even lengthy boring cardio workouts.
  • 6 Tips To Do More Push-Ups  By : Justin Yule
    Justin Yule is a local Chaska personal trainer, fitness boot camp instructor and author. Today he shares his secrets to performing more push-ups ASAP!
  • Fitness Bootcamp Workouts for Women  By : Eric Bonilla
    Discover how to lose inches off your belly, waist, hips and thighs without potions and pills A Women's Workout for all fitness levels and ages Don't miss out Check it out here
  • Flexibility Stretching for Health Longevity  By : Stephen Lau
    Flexibility stretching holds the key to health longevity. Flexibility exercises correct poor posture, which may affect correct breathing. Flexibility stretching improves joint strength and flexibility. With better muscle coordination, there is a reduced chance of fall, which is the leading cause of death among the elderly. Flexibility stretching prevents lower back pain, muscle stress, and arthritic conditions.
  • Who Wants a Sexy, Slim Stomach?  By : Jason Yun
    Columbus Boot Camps Instructor gives some great, healthful tips on how you can get that lean, sexy 6-pack and awesome belly.
  • Notes From a Pilates Instructor  By : Kevin Williamson
    Pilates. Have you ever heard of it? Millions of fitness enthusiasts across this country have and are being guided by a qualified of Pilates Instructor. But, what is Pilates exactly and what do you need to know before you being training under this program? Pilates, a combination of aerobics and yoga postures, is not as new as many would suspect. The system, where one is encouraged to make a mind-muscle connection...
  • Boot Camp Instructor Delivers Health and Exercise Tips For Dad's on Father's Day  By : Jason Yun
    Columbus Boot Camp instructor shares 6 tips to help your dad, or the man of your family, get his butt back on track and lose that gut.
  • Six Things You Should Look For In a Fitness Expert  By : Nick Hallale
    How can you tell if that fitness "expert" or health "guru" really knows what he's talking about? Just look for these six things.
  • No Worries, Fat Burning Workouts Can Be Great Anywhere  By : Becky Long
    Fat burning workouts do not have to be done in the gym only, they can be performed at home or on the go
  • Training for a Half Marathon  By : Dr Andrew Schneider
    Half marathons have an appeal to certain runners because of the more approachable distance as compared to a full marathoner. It is one that is a good goal for beginners and for those testing the waters of distance running.
  • Make Your Fitness Goals Easy To Achieve  By : Gen Wright
    Many people spend a lot of time, effort and money embarking on a new exercise and eating program with the idea of getting into better physical shape. They have dreams of losing weight...
  • Discover the Right Motivation to Make Your Exercise Routine a Smashing Triumph  By : Phil Boren
    The right motivation to exercise will give you a much better success rate to the healthy body you want.
  • Talk Yourself Into Walking Success  By : Karen Rockfeller
    Walking can help almost everyone to become more fit and to loose weight. Just setting goals for walking isn’t enough to be successful in becoming more fit and to loose weight. You will need to talk yourself into sticking with walking until you see results and then you will need to keep talking yourself into continuing walking to maintain your new look and fitness level.
  • Top 10 questions You Need Answered About Your Fitness Boot Camp  By : Lynnell C Ible
    Top 10 BOOT CAMP SAFETY CHECKLIST: Calgary personal trainer and boot camp instructor shows you How to pick the right fitness boot camp.
  • Where Should You Do Your Exercise? Home vs The Gym  By : James Lewis
    Deciding where to exercise can depend on many factors. Find out more about the pros and cons of working out at home compared to exercising at the gym.
  • Exercising: At Home or the Gym?  By : James Lewis
    If you're committed to getting fit, choosing whether to exercise at home or at a gym is a choice that you'll need to make. Here I take you through some of the factors you'll want to consider.
  • Learning From Jillian Michaels  By : Jillian Michaels
    If you've seen her transform contestants' bodies on the Biggest Loser, you know celebrity trainer Jillian Michaels means business. With her straightforward, motivating style, she makes over physiques and in turn, changes lives. Read Michaels fool-proof ways to build your physique and shed the pounds while boosting your metabolism. Take those tips to heart and you'll lose the fat,gain the muscule and end up a big winner!

    Burning The Fat
    To begin with, you want to get your heart beat up and zap those nasty calories. After you start exercising, you'll metabolize the sugar in your muscles, but then, after exercising for about 20 to 30 minutes you'll start dipping into your fat stores. Michaels is a big supporter circuit training, because it's an efficient way to work all your various muscles while raising your heart rate. In her "Banish Fat, Boost Metabolism" workout, which is part of the two-DVD, Ultimate Body Makeover Series on Exercise TV, Michaels guides viewers through seven six-minute high-intensity circuits. There's no rest in between circuits, and you're constantly moving, Michaels says. Each circuit features new exercises to work different muscles, and your heart rate is up the whole time.

    "You won't get bored or even have much time to think. I try to pick people up in a tornado of energy so they don't have a second to think or doubt themselves. Before you know it, the workout is over, and you feel good," Michaels says.

    At the very least you should be doing this routine twice a week. In a perfect world, you'd do this circuit workout four to five times a week. But then, to stay in the best shape you need to be getting at least four hours of exercise each week.

    Using Your Own Weight

    "Target toning doesn't work on it's own; you have to shed body fat," Michaels says. "You also have to condition the underlying muscles, so that when the fat comes off, you can see them."

    In Michaels' No More Trouble Zones DVD workout, she makes sure to target and strengthen the typical tough spots, like triceps and thighs, while also incorporating cardio work to blast calories and fat. Try Jillian's Top to Bottom.

    Like many of Michaels' workouts, No More Trouble Zones features body-weight exercise circuits, to hit every muscle group while pushing the limits. "In general I like exercises where you use your own body weight. You can do these exercises anywhere, at any time of day, and it's a great way to keep your body lean and functional," Michaels says. "Incorporate things like lunges, squats and push-ups into any workout." Michaels loves Burpees, as they rev your heart rate, delivering a total body cardio boost. To test your lower body limits, try Jillian's Lean and Mean Leg Workout (link to Lean and Mean Leg mini workout).

    Watch Your Diet
    A common mistake by new fitness buffs is negating the effects of exercising with poor eating habits. If you can eat sensibly, count your calories, you can see effects in just 2 weeks!

    Don't get too fancy with the food. Micheals says to be sensible and eat clean, whole foods. "Eat lean, organic proteins, whole grains and fresh veggies and fruit. Steer clear of processed foods, and curb your alcohol intake," Michaels says.

    Keep Yourself Jazzed

    If you're not following with one of Michaels' videos, she suggests creating an energizing playlist, to boost your mood. "It's about creating an environment of energy for yourself," Michaels says.

    Michaels also suggests envisioning exactly what you plan to look like when you reach your fitness goals. "Keep a picture in mind of what you're working out for," Michaels says. "Sometimes working out isn't pleasurable, so think about the rewards. See yourself in that dress, with your hair how you want it with all the details."

    Keep following her advice and in no time you'll get the shape you want.
  • Cross Country Skiing Provides a Fun Workout  By : Gerald Fitz
    Have you been using an elliptical machine and ever thought how they developed it? One of the major influences on the designers of the first elliptical machines was the Nordic sport of cross country skiing.
  • Are The Children Of Tomorrow Going To Thank Us?  By : Gen Wright
    We may wonder why more people do not participate in a proper exercise program especially when it could mean the difference between good health and wellness and illness and disease
  • Are You Sitting Yourself into a Health Hazard?  By : Gen Wright
    How much time do you spend sitting down? It could be riding in a car, working at a desk, playing video games, using a computer, or watching television or some other seated activity.
  • Do You Find Reasons (Excuses) Not To Work Out?  By : Gen Wright
    You know you have to make time in your life for proper exercise. You understand how important it is for your health and you do make promises to yourself that you will get it done...
  • A Simple Jump Rope Workout  By : Mubarakah Ibrahim
    Many athletes use jumping rope for event conditioning like a boxer preparing for a big fight or tennis pro preparing for a big tennis match. Even football and basketball players jump rope as part of conditioning training. The reason athlete’s jump rope is because this is a great way to get in some well needed cardiovascular exercising. Not to mention the fact that jumping rope helps keep you active and burns off unnecessary calories.
  • Dancing is America’s New Fitness Craze  By : Gerald Fitz
    If you have watched any TV at all lately, you know that dancing shows have taken over as the hottest reality TV trend. America has brought about this development as ratings have soared for shows like “Dancing with the Stars” and “So You Think You Can
  • How To Grow Taller Exercise  By : Pindra A
    Some people are dying to know the secret on how to grow taller, even tough some other might say that height is not that important, the quality of life is the one that matter.

    Those people who says those words probably the one who can not be considered as short persons.Because for people who is short, how tall they are will be is very important to them. Some people would not see you seriously because you are short.

    Even though that it is true that quality of life is more important than how tall you are. But when you are not tall you also miss out some of the quality of life that only available when your height reaches certain level. For example; you can kiss your dream of becoming a commercial pilot or a professional basketball player goodbye when you are short.

    Luckily for people who consider themselves short, there is an answer to this grow taller matter and that is by doing grow taller exercise regularly. One thing that should be note is that you will not see the result in one night.

    The key to your success in how to grow taller are your focus, persistence and determination, if how to grow taller is what you really want.

    There are a lot of how to grow taller product advertised out there in the market. However, how effective the product could be, that is something we really do not know.

    Now there is actually exercises and dietary program that can really helped. But remember, the thing is that you have to be persistent and not give up easily. You have to keep telling yourselves that grow taller is your goal and you are going to get it no matter what.

    If you do these exercises regularly, there is a chance that you can grow taller about an inchi and half within three months times. And if you still continue to do the regular exercises you might add up another 2 inches within the next three months.

    The exercises that you need to do regularly would be;
    - Swimming, tries to swim for at least twice a week
    - Jogging, jogging is quite addictive, you could try to jog like once or twice in a week, but once you already enjoy it you could do it everyday as you see fit.
    - Various back and stretching exercises

    Other things that could help in your quest on how to grow taller would be to have plenty of sleep and eat a proper dietary everyday.

    When you first try to apply all the above exercises, they might be like a burden on your shoulder. But then after a while, if you have the persistence to do them and make them part of your life, you will start to enjoy the exercises and never feel the burden anymore as they are part of your life now.
    Good luck
  • Bikini-Ready Workouts  By : Fiona Apple
    Good news. The skimpy, structure bathing suits that were so popular last season -- suits that were cut up to here and padded out to there and full of revealing, unflattering cutouts -- have been replaced this year with more modest fair. "We're back t
  • The Effectiveness and Effects of Pilates Oefeningen  By : John Penn
    Pilates are by and far one of the most popular forms of exercise in the world today. Since the conception of Pilates more and more people have turned to this distinct form of exercise to tighten abs, to build endurance and to seek out a betterment of
  • Pilates For Novices Is Ideal For Back Pain Relief  By : Steven Giles A
    This article is designed for anyone who is considering starting Pilates either as a form of exercise or to help to relieve Back Pain, it is the first in a series of six articles on this subject.

    You may be wondering just what the craze is about Pilates. This is one of the fastest trends in fitness today. So, you want to jump on the bandwagon and try out Pilates for yourself? First, you must begin with some basic warm-up exercises. They will prepare your body to safely execute more challenging exercises in the future. Here are some beginner exercises that will help you jump into the program:

    Warm-up - Arm reach and pull

    This Pilates exercise will help to establish shoulder stability. It will increase the awareness of scapular placement as well as movement.

    .Warm-up - Arms Over

    This is a fundamental exercise in Pilates. It not only helps to improve posture but it increases the range of motion in the shoulders and gives the trunk more stability.

    Warm-up - Angel Arms

    This is a terrific exercise to perfect your understanding of how your shoulders and arms affect the back as well as the ribcage. This exercise will help to develop core stabilization awareness, helps increase the range of motion for the arms and shoulders and improves posture.

    Warm-up - Imprinting

    This is probably the most basic exercise in Pilates. This exercise is centering and deeply relaxing. It is great for stress reduction and a good way to center yourself before you begin any exercise routine whether it is Pilates or not.

    Chest Lift

    This may look like the "crunch", but there are some major difference between the chest lift and the way people do a "crunch". Here's how you do this:

    o Lie on your back, knees bent keeping your feet flat on the floor. You want to make sure that your legs are parallel. Now you are in a neutral spine position and have a natural curve of your lower spine. This creates a slight lift off your mat.
    o Bring your hands behind your head with your shoulders down and fingertips touching each other.
    o Take a few deep breaths. Check your body to make sure it is in the proper alignment. Your neck should be relaxed and your ribs should be dropped.
    o Bring your head up slightly toward your chest and then drop back down again.

    The Hundred

    This exercise is often used as a warm-up for the abs and lungs. You must coordinate your breathing with the movement and try to be strong and graceful as well. This is a challenging exercise. Here's the way to do it:

    o Lie on your back with knees bent. Your shins and ankles should be parallel in height with the knees. Your hands should be put behind your knees for now. Inhale.
    o Exhale. Your head should be brought up and your chin down. Using your abdominal muscles, curl the upper portion of your spine off the floor. Your shoulders should be engaged in the back. You should now be gazing down into the scoop of your abs. Hold this position and inhale.
    o Exhale. You now want to deepen the pull of your abs while extending your legs and arms and point toward the wall that is in front of you. Your legs should be as low as you can get them without shaking. You also do not want your lower spine to jump off the mat. Extend your arms straight out low, and with your fingertips reach for the far wall. Hold this position.
    o Breathe in five times and out five times. These should be short breaths. As you do this, you should be moving your arms in an up and down manner - a small pumping of your arms. Your abs should be doing the work while your shoulders and neck remain relaxed.
    o This should be done for a cycle of 10 breaths. Now go back to your original position.

    One Leg Circle

    This is one of the best exercises in Pilates for testing your core strength. Your abs must work hard in order to keep the shoulders and pelvis stable even though there is movement of your leg in your hip socket. Here is how to do this exercise:

    o Prepare - Lie flat on your back with your arms by your sides. Try balancing the weight of your shoulders and hips on each side.
    o Engage your abs - Pull your abs in and anchor your shoulders and pelvis. Extend one of your legs toward the ceiling. Do not lift your hips. If your hamstrings are tight, then the knee may be slightly bent.
    o Leg Circles - Inhale. Cross the extended leg toward your opposite hip. Exhale. Drop your leg a few inches. Open your leg out and sweep it around in a small circle back toward the center. You should use control and your shoulders and pelvis should be kept level.
    o Breath and Movement Pattern - With each leg, do five circles in each direction. With the first set of five, inhale as you cross your body and circle down. Exhale as you open your leg and circle up. With the second set of five, you want to exhale and open your leg and circle down. Then inhale to cross your body and circle up.

    These are just a few of the Pilates exercises that beginners should get to be familiar with. Remember, practice makes perfect!
  • Intermediate Pilates Is For Anyone With Some Knowledge Of This Popular Form Of Exercise  By : Steven Giles A
    Now that you have become an intermediate Pilates exerciser, it is time to move on to new challenges. Are you ready to workout with an exercise ball? The exercise ball is designed for intermediate level clients and will challenge you stability, control, and strength. You will need a 65 cm ball to do the following exercises:

    Full Roll Up

    Lie flat on your back. Your legs should be straight and together. Now grasp the ball over your head. You should process to reach your arms up over your head. Your spine should remain connected to your mat, your ribs should be closed, and your abdominal muscles should be engaged. Your legs should be held strongly together.

    As you lift the ball, you are going to inhale. As you exhale, you are going to want to curl your head and shoulder off your Pilates mat. You should roll your spine up over your knees. Your arms should reach long in front of you. Inhale. Now as you exhale, you are going to want to slowly roll your body back down into the starting position. Do this exercise 5 to 8 times. The main tip to this exercise is to keep your shoulders down and your legs strong.

    Rolling Like a Ball

    Sit near the front of the mat and hold the ball between the palms of your hands. Balance on your sitting bones. Knees should be tucked in close to the buttocks. The ball should be resting on your shins. Now lift your feet off your mat and balance in the C-curve position.

    Inhale. As you do so, pull your navel to your spine and roll backwards keeping the C-curve position. As you exhale, roll back up through your spine to the starting position. Repeat this exercise five times.

    Here is a tip for this exercise. Roll back as far as your shoulders, not onto your neck. A person at the intermediate level should have no trouble doing this exercise.

    Single Leg Stretch

    Lie flat on your back with your knees pulled to your chest. Hold the ball between the palms of your hands and rest it on your knees. As you inhale, you are going to want to hold the ball in the air above your chest. As you exhale, roll your head and shoulders off your mat. Extend one of your legs out in front of you. Keep your leg at a 45-degree angle.

    As you inhale, switch legs. As you exhale, you are going to extend the other leg out in front of you. Inhale to switch and when you extend you want to exhale. Repeat this sequence 10 times.

    Here is a tip for you intermediates: Keep your lower back on your mat. If your back happens to arch off, stop and try it again with your legs extending higher than a 45-degree angle.

    Hip Lift Hamstring Curl

    Lie flat on your back and have your ankles resting on the exercise ball. You legs should be straight and together and your feet should be flexed. Inhale. As you exhale, lift your lower back and bottom off the mat until the body is in a straight line.

    Inhale and pull the ball towards your bottom. As you exhale, push the exercise ball away from you. Repeat this exercise 10 times.

    Here's another tip to make this exercise a bit harder: Keep the exercise ball steady and do not let it sway. Use your abdominal strength to control movements. Squeeze your hamstrings and glutes when you are in a plank position.
  • This Article Compares Regular Pilates To Stotts Pilates  By : Steven Giles A
    Pilates and more Pilates! Pilates is the growing non-impact exercise program created by Joseph Pilates to help everyone work on their core body strengths while toning abs muscles, back muscles, and everything in between. Stott Pilates, when performed by Pilate's experts allows the instructors to challenge their clients on various levels. Also known as the "Ivy League" of Pilates, Stott Pilates teaches ultimate Pilates movements for maximum effect dedicated to certain areas of the body.

    Stotts Pilates is geared toward any age level and one can begin with varied levels to achieve optimal results. Recommended and used by athletes and post-surgery or rehab patients, this Pilates program should be performed by following a certified Stotts Pilates instructor or by purchasing DVDs or how-to e-books or by visiting Internet sites that are dedicated to the Stotts Pilates goal.

    Here are the Stotts Pilates recommended levels to generate maximum results:

    o The Intense Program for Instructors (Level 1) - If you are a Pilates instructor, this intense program is right for you to gain all the knowledge you need to teach your Pilates class on all the required Stotts movements. You will be trained on not only mat work but also all the equipment that comes when teaching Stotts Pilates.
    o The Overview Program - (Level 2) - At this level instructors will begin by first explaining what Stott Pilates is all about including required movements and a firm explanation on how each Pilates movement affects each body part or body core. Your Stotts Pilates instructor will also help you gain insight on mat work, exercise balls, and other equipment necessary to reach your Stotts Pilates goals.
    o The Enhanced Program - (Level 3) - Here, one will follow the Stotts Pilates instructor to work on special Pilates equipment for the best rewards. This equipment can include Pilates Chairs, mat work movements, and barrels to achieve a better understanding of how Stotts Pilates will work best for you.
    o The Rejuvenation Program - (Level 4) - A good Pilates instructor can guide your body through the Stotts Pilates rejuvenation program that is geared toward sports injuries, back injuries, and even post-surgical injuries. Just like trained physical therapists, Pilates experts will offer up Stotts Pilates exercise in this rejuvenation program to ensure you are strengthening your body's core while performing Pilates in a safe but rehab technique.
    o The Connection Program - (Level 5) - This program is great for those of us who want to find out every level of Pilates from the standard to chair Pilates to Stotts Pilates to ensure we are toning every part of our body without high-impact movements or injuries. Your instructor will help you cross train using each of these Pilates steps into one glorious Pilates class of movements of all kinds using all sorts of recommended Pilates equipment.
    o The Group Program - (Level 6) - Once you are on your way to totally understanding how to gain the most from Pilates, the Stotts group program will help your work with and encourage others. As a group, you will enhance how you work in controlled movements together and teach each other, under the guidance of your Pilates instructor on how to best workout in the Pilates world.

    To begin with Stotts Pilates and ensure you are performing your exercises and movements for the maximum effort, seek out a good Pilates instructor or purchase DVDs from instructors who are familiar with the Stotts Pilates method. You can also find many online instructors who can help you achieve the best Stotts Pilates results right in your own home or with a group of others.
  • Here Winsor Pilates Is Compared To Regular Pilates  By : Steven Giles A
    The idea of Pilates and its controlled movements to tone certain body areas and maximize your inner core while using your mind to help you identify key body points was first invented by Joseph Pilates. Pilates has become much more than that in past years and one such method is called Winsor Pilates. Winsor Pilates was invented by Mari Winsor and is based off Joseph Pilate's original movements with the goal of overall weight loss through body sculpting, toning abs, and strengthening back muscles, bones, and ligaments.

    Achieving maximum flexibility is part of any Pilates regiment and Winsor Pilates is no exception. As the Winsor rules states, "let's get moving, sculpt, and lost weight." Before beginning Winsor Pilates, make sure you are being guided by a certified Winsor Pilates instructor, have purchased DVDs, or have found an online website dedicated to teaching Winsor Pilates.

    Mari Winsor has developed movements in her Winsor Pilates routine that focuses on your abs, chest, exercise ball workouts, upper body, back and leg muscles and even a good prenatal Winsor Pilates workout is offered. Body toning continues to be the most popular requested result for Winsor Pilates. Trimming and shaping or "dynamic sequencing," is a Winsor Pilates quest for almost anyone who is interested in these techniques.

    In accordance with Pilates basics, Winsor Pilates not only strengthens your core body but also focuses on toning and sculpting your body back to its youthful flexibility. Every form of Pilates, with the recommended DVDs by a certified instructor, including Winsor Pilates can be performed in a group atmosphere or in the privacy of your own home. It is a convenient exercise regiment for the busy person.

    Winsor Pilates also encourages floor work on mats as well as working with a sculpting circle, a piece of equipment designed to ensure more resistance during your workout. While specific muscle groups are targeted in Winsor Pilates, each exercise is performed in a selected and recommended order to achieve the best and fastest results. In Winsor Pilates, routines are outlined and followed in sequence instead of random Pilates exercises used in other Pilates styles.

    Winsor Pilates is great for people who are suffering from back pain or people looking for specific area relief. The movements are not considered aerobic on any level and doctors and physical therapists often use Winsor Pilates movements targeted towards muscles, ligaments and joint flexibility to help improve affected areas while toning.

    As one back pain sufferer put it after beginning a Winsor Pilates routine, "I feel I have the flexibility back I had as a cheerleader in high school." That's quite an improvement for people with back injuries from poor posture or injuries. By focusing on the muscles that need to be rejuvenated, Winsor Pilates can be a successful way to relieve pain while strengthening muscles for optimal performance.
    All Pilates workouts, including Winsor Pilates, especially when geared at people trying to regain strength in core muscles, should be outlined and overseen by an experienced Winsor Pilates professional. You can find Winsor Pilates specialists on the Internet, through online DVDs and through in-class instruction. There is simply no better way to increase movement and performance to certain core areas than Winsor Pilates and with the right techniques, you too will enjoy the rewards Winsor Pilates can bring.
  • How Pilates Helped A Friend Of Mine After Her Second Child Was Born  By : Steven Giles A
    After the birth of my friends second child, she felt pain in my lower back especially in the evenings after a long day at work and tending to the family. A friend suggested she try Pilates for relief. At first, she scoffed at that. "What could Pilates do for me?" she was sure she needed back surgery, the most expensive mattress she could purchase for back support, and maybe even run through her cash fast by buying all those promise-to-cure back pain treatments that provided warmth all day long, even if they were uncomfortable. Well folks,she was wrong.

    Pilates helped her back pain the very first week she began. In the beginning, she think's she was most skeptical because Pilates was something famous celebrities did and made money off advertising how it helped them. What she learned was that after her second child was born, she began to experience poor posture and her back muscles became weak and stiff from non-use and lifting poorly.

    If over 25 million people are using Pilates, there must be something to it right? Beyond her back pain, with her baby weight to lose, she also found that Pilates was a good way to become toned and slimmer all while helping her back pain. Through Pilates, she was taught to target her core muscles deep in her abdomen. By learning to focus on her core muscles and with the Pilates idea that if her muscles are used regularly, her flexibility will improve, her back pain began to decrease. The first thing she noticed was that dull ache was gone--something she thought would never go away.

    The stretching techniques and very controlled positions of Pilates concentrated on the weaknesses in her body and helped her mind understand how to be more aware and in tune with her body. Listening to her body and acting upon those calls of "oh my back," increased her need for more knowledge about Pilates. Perhaps it's because she became sort of settled in with her body after her children were born? Or maybe she just became lazy. Whatever the reason, she knew she wasn't treating or focusing on how to treat her back which is such an important part of her core muscles!

    She always tries to eat a healthy diet and will take a hike with friends and thought that was enough, but her back pain continued. She found through Pilates that she needed to focus more on the muscles, joints, ligaments, and bones in her back and how stretching and exercising these important areas would not only make her more limber, but increase her back strength, thus ridding her of back pain.

    Through friends she met online and in her Pilates class, she found that beyond increasing her back strength, She was also helping muscles in her buttocks, spine, and shoulders as well. All of these things connect right? Keeping that in mind, She learned about good stretching techniques versus bad ones. She learned the reason why each Pilates movement is controlled and held for a short period of time--to strengthen and improve flexibility. The best part was the body toning that was an additional bonus of practicing Pilates.

    For people who simply say, "I don't have time to exercise," think Pilates! It helped her back pain and can help yours too along with strengthening your abs, hips, leg, and arm muscles. Enjoy Pilates!
  • Eliminate Your Back Pain with Pilates and Stretching  By : Steven Giles A
    There has not been a better way to get rid of back pain for good until now. It seems that the more that people perform stretching and Pilates exercises, the less pain that they seem to be in. We all know that people who are more active and careful have less problems when it comes to pain. When we exercise, we strengthen not only our bodies, but our minds. Pilates and stretching exercises can help you to relax those tight and tense back muscles while lengthening your spine and strengthening your core.

    It is not as difficult as it sounds, however. It is true that Pilates has a powerful effect on our bodies, but the reality is that the movements are anything but exhausting like regular exercise. There is a lot of deep breathing, focus, and relaxation involved in this type of exercise. For best results, it is best to perform your Pilates movements at least three times per week. The core strengthening exercises will do wonders for your back, along with making your body strong all over. You will find that with the use of Pilates that your pain tolerance will be higher. You are not going to hurt as much as before, and if any at all when you begin using Pilates and stretching to help your back pain.

    With each passing day, we all seem to be so busy. It is easy for stress and tension to build up all over our bodies, especially our backs. It seems that most anything that we do can add to our back pain. Sitting too long behind your desk at work can contribute, as well as standing too long while working. Back pain can be completely unavoidable. Without the correct release of tension, it is definitely unavoidable. The thing to understand is that we must get rid of the tension and stress that has been added to our backs. The strain that we put on our backs can only be released by stretching and strengthening. Lifting weights and aerobic exercises are not enough. In most cases, those types of activities just lead to more stress and strain. You have got to strengthen your body from the core.

    Pilates and stretching movements are also going to help strengthen the abdominal muscles, which is an essential part of your core. Did you know that without strong abdominal muscles that your back is going to suffer? A strong back can also add to you abdominal muscles. The combination goes hand-in-hand. Just think about those parts of your body being your core and your center. Our center is actually the part of our body that we should be the most concerned with. We need maximum blood flow to these areas as well to reduce any type of pain and other complications that might occur.

    Pilates in combination with special stretching techniques are going to help you realize that you can take back power over your life. Having an aching back is way worse than it sounds. Some people cannot even walk because their backs put them in so much pain. With the use of Pilates, your pain will literally disappear.
  • Diets Just Don't Work, Say No To Diets To Burn Fat (Part 2)  By : Becky Long
    Eating several small meals throughout the day will stoke up the metabolism and increase fat burning.
  • Expose Accurately A Routine To Get Taller.  By : maxim technoka
    Is the problem how to get taller? Burning a gigantic, dark and bottomless hole into your life? There's abundant of crap out there which pledge to present amazing results overnight and your to suppose that you have to do nothing.. In any case I'm here to enlighten you that there is a manner to boost your height, there a system which can allow you to get those extra inches in a flash!!! But formerly you have to consider how offensive you crave it?
  • Melt off 10 Pounds in 10 Weeks With Bodyweight Exercises  By : Michael Collins
    Where you are today is the result of what you've done every day since you were born. Whether you are fit or fat is a reflection of your habits. Your eating habits, your exercise habits, your mental habits.
  • Strength Training Will Give You Much Better Weight Loss Results Than Long Slow Boring Exercise  By : Gen Wright
    If you asked ten people what the best exercise was for long term fat-loss, nine of them would probably reply "aerobics, of course". If the last remaining one said strength training they would be right.
  • Strength Training Makes Dieting Obsolete  By : Gen Wright
    Want to reshape your body and lose some excess body fat? Well forget the millions of diet books that focus on less food, less energy and ultimately less you. If you have ever been on a diet you will know that dieting is like banging your head against a brick wall.
  • Fitness Tips for Teens  By : quickweightloss
    Many teens do one or the other, but for faster results, you should do both cardio and weight training. Don't worry won't bulk up like a body builder. You will simply be healthy and strong.
  • When You Should Listen To Your Body  By : M-Washman
    In a recent conversation with a client, I was asked what I thought were the most important qualities that help a person succeed in an exercise program
  • The Secret to Being Slim Forever  By : Groshan Fabiola
    We live in a time of impossible icons. Our heroes are extraordinary; they’re better, stronger, faster, and slimmer than any normal person. It is not healthy to idolize a size zero model and aspire to be like her
  • Trainer Tips for Men: How to Lose Weight and Be Fit  By : Gerald Fitz
    Men often need to slim down from time to time and the main way that men go about doing it is to hit the gym. Often, men experience soreness and discomfort from working out, while never seeing the results they hoped for.
  • Personal Trainer Explains - What if I Stop Exercise For 2 weeks  By : Jonathan Wong
    Singapore personal trainer and fitness boot camp owner explains what happens if you skip training for 2 weeks
  • Finding Time for Exercising  By : Alicia Rockmore and Sarah Welch
    It's getting to be about that time. The time when the gym starts getting a little father away. The time when that cookie starts looking a little more appetizing. The time when it's too cold/warm/rainy/sunny/light/dark to do any exercise. Yep it's a month or so from that New Year's Resolution, the passion has faded. If you haven't fallen completely off the exercise wagon, then at least the ride has started to get bumpy.
  • Trainer Advice for Women: How to Lose Weight and Look Great  By : Gerald Fitz
    Women are always concerned with getting into the “bikini body”; but so many women struggle daily at the gym. Usually women struggle because they aren’t given the right advice about how to lose weight and look great.
  • Running off Excess Weight Safely  By : Dr Andrew Schneider
    Running is a popular way to lose weight. It is important for the new runner to get advice on how to train to prevent foot or ankle pain and injury. This article discusses how to run to lose weight safely.
  • Why Walking is Good for You  By : Ed Forteau
    Walking 30-60 minutes a day can reduce your risk of breast cancer by 20%, heart disease by 30-40%, and diabetes and stroke by 50%. It can also add 1.3 years to your life. This article shows you how to get the greatest health benefits from taking daily walks.
  • Can't Be Bothered Exercising? - 4 Good Reasons Why You Should  By : Gen Wright
    You may have heard someone saying to someone else "Oh, you don't need to go to the gym – you're skinny". You may have even met people that believe that because they are of normal body weight they somehow don't need to exercise...
  • Proper Exercise - Need to Do It - Want To Do It - Must Do It  By : Gen Wright
    Thirty years after it started, the fitness revolution has evolved into a health revolution and now proper exercise is considered an essential part of 21st Century life. This is to replace the removal of any activity from our lives...
  • Young Athletes and Fluid Balance  By : Neal Spruce
    Youth athletes may be at greater risk for dehydration because they do not tolerate heat as efficiently as adults due to immature sweat glands or lower sweating capacity. Children are more prone to heat illness because they absorb heat more readily than adults
  • Staying Motivated Walking  By : Karen Rockfeller
    Getting started walking can be easy, but staying motivated can be more difficult. There is no arguing that there are many benefits to walking, but many of the benefits aren’t seen immediately, they take time. This can make it hard to stay motivated. Staying motivated and sticking with a walking schedule will help develop a healthy walking habit which leads to long term benefits of walking.
  • Are You Lacking Motivation?  By : Gerald Fitz
    When you first wake up in the morning, do you ever have a sinking feeling like you’re stuck in a rut and can’t get motivated for the day? Sometimes it is really hard to get out of a rut once you’re in it. Here are some great ways to get motivated aga
  • Anxiety Disorder And Appropriate Medication  By : Beth Kaminski
    Anxiousness is not a welcome sign for the human society. The proven fact is that tension is a silent killer for every individual suffering from it. Anxieties can force you commit blunders which ultimately result into life threatening situations. Help for anxiety is a boon for keeping your personality controlled. This attitude does overall progress to your personality. As anxiety prevents you from making effective decisions it keeps you embarrassed, a help for anxiety is always considered a positive sign for personality development.

    Medications for anxiety attacks are available in a number of forms. Since the treatments depends upon one patient to the other, each individual is treated with specialised treatment methodologies. Since the patient is occupied with depression and a feeling of melancholy, he should be given enough emotional support.

    Not only the disorders makes you feel uncomfortable, they also bring with them certain diseases that you cannot avoid and bring a stop to your daily activities. Anxiety disorders can completely immobilize you by bringing bouts of anxiety. Some of the common health disorders, for example generalized anxiety disorder, panic disorder, agoraphobia, social phobia, obsessive compulsive disorder, specific phobia, post-traumatic stress disorder and acute stress disorders, can be treated with medication, but some of the special therapies are really helpful in their treatment. Along with these therapies, remaining motivated becomes an essentiality for the patients.

    As anxiety disorders are considered normal phenomenon as part of human experience, its impact is assessed when you are nervous and tense. It is at this juncture that you long for some emotional support to get ride of bad experiences. A helping hand is a supportive tool, which inspires you to cope up with the difficult situations. You must be motivated to remain firm in the demanding, unfamiliar and potentially threatening conditions. Researchers claim that bit anxiousness is a good sign for the health. It polishes your emotional tantrums and is worthy in improving performance levels. It keeps you away from the dangerous situations and you are at home in taking precautionary measures. But its access is too much dangerous.

    The most prominent of them all is the panic disorder. It can cause sudden or extreme fear or apprehension. Another kind of disorder is Agoraphobia which brings with it a good chance of having a panic attack. Escaping from situations becomes difficult and ultimately, a person starts to avoid such situations. Similar is the case in social phobia. A person suffering form this disorder incurs a feeling of fear or embarrassment in the society, which stops him to perform anything outstanding. While the specific phobia is a fear or avoidance of a particular situation, the generalized anxiety disorder is one of the chronic anxieties. Recurring intrusive thoughts and obsessions dominate in the obsessive-compulsive disorder.

    The recent researches have shown positive improvement in treating anxiety disorders. It can be effectively treated through therapeutic and medicinal treatments. Almost 80 to 90% cure is possible by them. Many self-help books, tape programmes and websites guide you choose best treatments for anxiety. Expert psychiatrists, psychologists, counselors, social workers and doctors treat it in effective manner. It hardly matters how chronic this disease is, it is absolutely treatable if committed diagnosis is done.

    One should be careful in choosing the medications for panic attack. Different medications are used to treat different disorders. For example Alprazolam, Olonazepam, Oxazepam, Lorazepam, Chlordiazepoxide.
  • Shred Your Core in 10 Minutes Per Day!  By : Ryan Murdock
    Shred your core in 10 minutes per day - this is the cutting edge of bodyweight exercise. And it's not your grandfather's robotic callisthenics!
  • Celebrity Fitness Secrets  By : Gerald Fitz
    Does this scenario sound familiar? You’re standing in the check-out line at the supermarket. You look to your right, rows and rows of tantalizing candy and soft-drinks tempt you with slashed prices and the promise of sweetness and guilt-laden sugary
  • Avoid Injuries When Working Out  By : Gerald Fitz
    When a person is working out nothing stops the momentum they have like an injury. Injuries will set back workout and weight loss plans, and may even change the quality of life that a person has after the injury.
  • Exercise After Baby  By : Vianesa Vargas
    Exercise advice and guidelines for new mothers.
  • Know How To Get A Six Pack Fast? These 3 Keys Will Bring Out Your Six Pack  By : Tyson Faulkner
    There are countless programs out there that claim they can teach you how to get a six pack fast. However, with the right knowledge and frame of mind, you are perfectly capable of doing it yourself!
  • For the Love ot Spin Shoes  By : John P
    Hopefully you’re similar to to me and you have realized the exhillaration of a great spinning routine and are aware of the importance of spin shoes to enhance your spinning class. After testing most every other aerobic types of workout, spinning finally got me started. Getting obsessed on spinning has kept me in the shape I would like to stay. For me, spin shoes got me addicted.

    Although, I originally thought spinning shoes were only for the highly developed spinners, I soon came to the conclusion that spinning shoes are a good addition to your spinning lessons.

    One point I have realized while parenting quite a few children (ok, four children) is that no matter what endeavor they are involved in, for some reason the shoes are important. Once you get fond of spinning, your spinning shoes are what provide you that feeling that this time you are serious about it.

    Spinning classes are very popular currently and for worthy reasons. Almost certainly what truly has caused it to gain in popularity is the capability to lose the last 5 or fifteen pounds that nearly everyone thought practically impossible to shed. The targeted heart rates make this possible. It is very easy to tweak your spinning bicycle to match the heart rate your trainer instructs you is ideal for your workout.

    The positives of having spin shoes are similar as they are for the benefits you obtain with regular cycling shoes on a bike.

    • Although the spinning cycle doesn't move, there are safety concerns with having feet slip off pedals. Most of these issues are increased while standing up on the spinning bike. Clip in spinning shoes securely fasten your feet to the pedals assuring no pulled muscles, bruised shins, and an assortment of other pedaling issues.

    • Spinning shoes are designed with a stiff layer near the balls of your feet to allow utmost energy from your legs to extend to the pedals.

    • Cycling is intended to not only use a down force on the pedal, but an upward pulling force too. Clip-in spin shoes allow this motion. For spinning, this uses muscles you would not regularly use with no the upstroke. More muscles used means more weight shed due to more calories burned.

    I had no idea there is a variation between cleats (the part which clips in) from one spinning shoe to the next. Nevertheless, you will realize that the majority of spinning bikes have pedals which are built for the “Shimano SPD” clip-in pedal. Practically all spinning shoes you’ll notice are compatible with the Shimano SPD clip. A lot of shoes will say so directly on the outside of the shoe.

    Spinning classes are usually held in a fitness club and in conjunction with some other form of exercise routine. I have discovered that the spinning shoes with a normal looking rubber sole also work as good shoes for using weight equipment and other equipment all through the gym. You certainly won't would like to run on a treadmill with spinning shoes due to the rigid toe. However, do yourself a favor, and get hold of a pair with rubber soles as well as with recessed cleats. you will be happy you did. You can walk on carpet and all types of flooring because of the clips on your spinning shoes being slightly recessed.

    There is not anything similar to the feeling of getting in to a workout schedule that works for you, is enjoyable, and keeps you going back. Spinning class is that for lots of people. Remember, spinning shoes are not just for the expert spinner. They are and excellent addition to your spinning class at any level.
  • Running and Jogging - Which is More Effective?  By : Gen Wright
    Trying to lose weight with leisure jogging? Perhaps you have been jogging everyday but you notice that it's not really effective.
  • How to Plan For Your Work Out  By : Gen Wright
    First, recognize the fact that you must always have a good workout plan in your overall weight loss plan. Many people prefer to stick to pills and diets that don't really work because they want to avoid having to go through a workout.
  • Stretching - The Benefits Behind This Simple Exercise  By : Simon Ma
    The body is flexible. It is supposed to be flexible. You must be able to bend and reach that something you dropped on the floor.
  • Lose All the Weight You Want With Lifestyle Changes  By : Gen Wright
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  • Remind Yourself Why You Need To Exercise  By : Gen Wright
    Sometimes we wonder if the time we spend on exercising is really worth the effort. On days when we are busy and pushed for time we are tempted to put our workout on hold...
  • Your Proper Exercise Program Is Not Optional  By : Gen Wright
    We all know that exercise is essential to living a long and healthy life so it is strange that only 15% of adults get enough proper exercise...
  • Top 20 Tips For Safe Training  By : Nick Hallale
    So you're about to start a new exercise program? Follow these 20 guidelines to make sure that you stay safe. After all, there's no point having an attractive body if you're too ill or injured to enjoy it!
  • How Exercise Helps Overcome The Symptoms of Menopause  By : Diane Moncur
    This article explains briefly how exercise can help alleviate many of the symptons of menopause.
  • The Deck of Cards  By : Becko
    The purpose of this workout or any other fitness program you undertake is to make you fitter and healthier. If you start to feel unwell or have any pain while working out, slow down and listen to your body.
  • Get Abs Like a Greek God  By : Nick Hallale
    Find out why a great abdomen has been prized since the days of the ancient Greeks - and how you can get one yourself.
  • You Need To Know The 3 Critical Principles Before You Can Burn Fat Faster  By : Becky Long
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  • Understanding the Relationship between Striptease Dancing and Fitness  By : Gen Wright
    Let's face it, there's something highly sensual and alluring about any striptease dance that's done properly. Even if it's just a short tease that's a few minutes long, most people will tell you that the woman who knows how to move her body in a seductive way while teasing is able to get even the slowest pulse to racing and regular temperatures up to boiling.
  • How to Break Through a Training Plateau  By : Mubarakah Ibrahim
    There comes a time when avid exercisers reach a point in there routine where theyre at a training plateau. A training plateau is when your work out is no longer effective. It is not effective because youre doing it regularly but because your body is conditioned to that level of exercise and can not benefit from it any more.
  • Obesity May be Socially Contagious  By : James Holan
    If your friends and family get fat, chances are you will too, researchers report in a startling new study that suggests obesity is "socially contagious" and can spread easily from person to person.
  • Stretching and Pilates: The Natural Way to Eliminate Back Pain For Good  By : Steven Giles
    Pills and other types of medication may provide short term pain relief for back pain, but the only proven way to eliminate this permanently is by doing exercise. Stretching and Pilates are the best forms of exercise.
  • Ever Wanted The Butt You Had 20 Yrs Ago?  By : Robert Buford
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  • Changing Your Mindset Will Actually Burn More Fat Faster  By : Becky Long
    Just changing your mindset will result in your body naturally becoming healthier and lean for the rest of your life.

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