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Strength Training

7 Tips to Staying Injury-Free

Tania Kowalski | Posted 07.27.2015 | Healthy Living
Tania Kowalski

There are very few of us that don't deal with injuries or niggles of some sort. So how can we prevent and manage injuries so that they don't stop us from living active lives? Here are some tips that I try to use in my training.

Exercising Too Hard Can Be Dangerous For Your Body

Posted 06.18.2015 | Healthy Living

By Jeff Halevy for U.S. News I am aware of how nuts this sounds coming from me. I'm supposed to be a motivational guy who encourages you to give "1...

5 No-Equipment Back Exercises You Need in Your Life

Life by DailyBurn | Posted 06.15.2015 | Healthy Living
Life by DailyBurn

Your back is used in nearly every movement you perform throughout the day, from bending over to tie your shoes, to carrying your backpack or purse. The back, however, is one of the most commonly injured parts of the body for all age groups.

Gym Fear at 60: It Can Be Conquered

Pamela Lutrell | Posted 05.27.2015 | Healthy Living
Pamela Lutrell

I do not recommend anyone wait until 60 to begin an active exercise routine, but if you are in this age range and want to finally begin, it is possible to succeed.

The Truth About Broken Bones After 50

Barbara Hannah Grufferman | Posted 05.19.2015 | Fifty
Barbara Hannah Grufferman

If you're over 50 and fracture a bone, there's a very good shot you'll be treated and released without first having a simple test that could make the difference between enjoying a healthy, active future . . . or succumbing to a painful, limited one.

Fitness 101: The 8 Core Principles to Start Strength Training

Julian Hayes II | Posted 05.17.2015 | Healthy Living
Julian Hayes II

You can't build a house without a solid foundation. You can't learn a new language without learning grammar rules. You can't immediately flock to the gym without some preparation. So, let's pretend we're going back into lecture hall and this time, no sleeping through lecture.

Why I'm Happy My Jeans Are Too Tight

Erin Bahadur | Posted 05.05.2015 | Healthy Living
Erin Bahadur

I definitely didn't start out jumping for joy as I continued squeezing myself into jeans that had fit me just fine before my move to Chicago. Instead,...

If You Suffer From Tension Headaches, You Might Want To Start Lifting Weights

Reuters | Posted 05.01.2015 | Healthy Living

By Janice Neumann (Reuters Health) - Strength training might help prevent tension headaches, or at least reduce their pain, according ...

The Top 4 Reasons to Strength Train as You Age

Ornish Living | Posted 06.23.2015 | Healthy Living
Ornish Living

To maximize your fitness program, strength training should be an equally important partner to aerobic training. This partnership will help these two routines benefit one another, and the end result will be a more balanced approach to fitness with enhanced results.

Do You Have a Balanced Body? Take This Test to Find Out

SELF | Posted 04.20.2015 | Healthy Living

This no-equipment-needed series, created by Dylan Schenk of Cross Train studio in Hollywood, targets potential imbalances that, over time, can lead to pain and injury. Try adding it to your warmup three to four times a week.

The Surprising Ways Lifting Weights Can Change Your Life

The Active Times | Posted 04.05.2015 | Healthy Living
The Active Times

What many people don't realize about lifting weights is that in addition to the physical benefits you'll gain, it has the ability to expand your life in so many other ways. Here are just a few of the ways you might see your life improve when you start lifting weights.

6 Sexy Moves for Weight Training (VIDEO-GIFS)

LaReine Chabut | Posted 04.04.2015 | Healthy Living
LaReine Chabut

Using your own body weight provides resistance. The exercises below are done in a lunge position to help engage the lower body along with the upper body.

Stabilize Then Mobilize

Jenn Zerling | Posted 03.18.2015 | Healthy Living
Jenn Zerling

In this program, every muscle group will be addressed, in compound form, which means training multiple muscles in one movement. You will first begin with a stability exercise moving slowly through the repetitions and follow the exercise with a strength exercise, in a super set fashion.

13 Reasons To Start Lifting Weights

The Huffington Post | Sarah Klein | Posted 01.12.2015 | Healthy Living

Maybe you're convinced you shouldn't lift weights because you prefer not looking like The Hulk. Maybe you figure you just wouldn't like it, since you'...

Winter Workout to Strengthen the Legs and Improve Performance

Nora Tobin | Posted 03.01.2015 | Healthy Living
Nora Tobin

Whether you are skiing, ice skating or simply taking a walk in the snow, this workout will get you ready to do all those winter sports and activities ...

Taking Time Off From Your Workouts During the Holidays? How Fast You Lose Fitness and Tips to Minimize the Hit

Jill S. Brown | Posted 02.17.2015 | Healthy Living
Jill S. Brown

The truth is it doesn't take long for the body to start losing strength, endurance and aerobic power and anaerobic capacity. In just days or weeks some of these qualities can start to decline. The adage "use it or lose it" has more scientific relevance than you may think. You work out hard and the body adapts by getting fitter, you stop and that hard work starts to deteriorate.

5 Ways You're Wasting Your Time At The Gym

Melissa Edmonds | Posted 01.16.2015 | Healthy Living
Melissa Edmonds

Just because you see people using a machine at the gym (or you've read about it in a fitness magazine) doesn't mean it's the best choice for your body and personal goals.

Overcoming the Foe: The Plateau

Brandon Drenon | Posted 12.22.2014 | Healthy Living
Brandon Drenon

Maintaining optimal health and fitness is a life-long journey. Adding variety to your workouts will provide mental stimulation and keep the workouts fun. More importantly, in regards to fitness plateaus, the varying physical stimulation will produce tangible results as the body is forced to adapt.

The 7 Best Strength Exercises You're Probably Not Doing

Posted 10.20.2014 | Healthy Living

By Eric Bach for Life by DailyBurn Every exercise in your strength program has a purpose -- to help you build muscle, burn fat and improve your fit...

A Fitness Trainer Comes Clean About Exercise-Related Weight Gain

Kelly Coffey | Posted 12.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Kelly Coffey

"That's not fair, Coffey," you say. "If all other factors remain the same, adding exercise should result in weight loss!" Yes, and all women should get equal pay for equal work and everyone on the planet should have the right to die with dignity, but that just ain't how things pan out.

5 Questions Every 10k First-Timer Asks

Womens Health | Posted 12.09.2014 | Healthy Living
Womens Health

Of course when you're new to anything, be it fitness-related or not, you're bound to have tons of questions. Aside from running-specific advice, there's nutrition, gear, and sports psychology to consider!

5 Training Tips for First-Time 10K Runners

Womens Health | Posted 12.01.2014 | Healthy Living
Womens Health

6.2 miles is not so far that it intimidates new runners, but it's far enough to qualify as a worthy goal -- whether you're a newbie or seasoned pro. If you relate more with the former, fear not. With the right training plan and mindset, you'll arrive at the starting line prepped, ready, and injury-free.

Live Like You Breathe

Rupa Mehta | Posted 11.09.2014 | Healthy Living
Rupa Mehta

Challenge yourself to take at least one deep, concentrated breath each day. As you inhale, think of one action you will take to become emotionally stronger; as you exhale, think of one action you will take to become physically stronger.

How Fartlek Training Can Help Make You a Better Runner

Jason Saltmarsh | Posted 10.22.2014 | Healthy Living
Jason Saltmarsh

Fartlek is a term borrowed from the Swedish. The Swedish word Fart (speed) and lek (play) combine to form the word Fartlek (speedplay). Fartlek traini...

This Breakdancer's Strength Training Workout Is Simply Unreal

The Huffington Post | William Goodman | Posted 08.13.2014 | Healthy Living

There is no question about it: To be a professional dancer, you need to stay fit. However, breakdancer Simon Ata, out of Melbourne, Australia, has ...