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Strength Training Our Memories

Tom Morris | Posted 04.13.2014 | Healthy Living
Tom Morris

What's the single most common complaint in old age? If you can't remember having read this before, then likely you've already got it -- a problem with memory. It's nearly universal at a certain point in life. So, I decided to start working on this whole issue by memorizing lots of stuff. Maybe it's like a muscle, I surmised. Use it or lose it.

The Best Exercise For Strengthening Your Shoulders

Mark Rippetoe | Posted 03.08.2014 | Healthy Living
Mark Rippetoe

Not only is the press perfectly safe for the shoulders -- as evidenced by the fact that shoulder injuries are the least-common injuries for Olympic weightlifters who use the barbell overhead -- but the correctly performed press is the best exercise for keeping shoulders strong.

What You Need to Know About CrossFit

Lee Boyce | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Lee Boyce

The idea behind CrossFit is a good one -- it promotes community, the importance of strength training, compound movements, and even healthy competition. The reality of it creates grey areas, and practitioners definitely haven't seen a reduction in patients since the emergence of CrossFit hype in the real world.

5 Strength Training Truths Every Woman Should Know

Courtney Green | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Courtney Green

Women: To achieve maximal health, you need to get stronger. Get under some weights and lift. anything you read in any women's fitness magazine is suspect. Actually, it's not just suspect -- you can be guaranteed that they're feeding you inaccurate trash.

Amazing Arms in 7 Moves

Jeanette Jenkins | Posted 10.13.2013 | Healthy Living
Jeanette Jenkins

Here are seven amazing arm exercises that will help you build your upper body strength while toning and defining beautifully-sculpted arms. All of these exercises also incorporate the legs and the core to increase your calorie burn, which will help you burn the fat over your arms.

The Workouts That Shape Hollywood

The Active Times | Posted 08.20.2013 | Healthy Living
The Active Times

Take one look at the well muscled, well toned actors and actresses in your favorite flicks and it's easy to wonder how on earth they got so fit (Credi...

6 Moves For A Rock-Solid Stomach

Posted 05.20.2013 | Healthy Living

By Jessica Smith for Shape.com Amp up your abs routine by adding a little extra weight! You'll force your muscles to work even harder to help stabi...

8 Cardio Myths, Busted

Posted 02.21.2013 | Healthy Living

By Jessica Smith for Shape.com These common misconceptions might be keeping your scale stuck, but there are easy ways to change that and lose more ...

Curls for Your... Core?

Jeff Halevy | Posted 03.25.2013 | Healthy Living
Jeff Halevy

Biceps curls are a staple in many men's workout routines. They also happen to be a staple of ridicule in the training world. But I think we might be rushing to judgment by convicting the curl -- which, as it turns out, might be a great core exercise!

How Often You Should Increase Your Dumbbell Weights, From Terri Walsh (WATCH)

Posted 08.20.2013 | MarloThomas

Celebrity fitness trainer and lifestyle expert Terri Walsh gave recommendations on increasing dumbbell weights when she joined me on Mondays With Marl...

Do Sports Really Prevent Youth Violence?

Youth Radio -- Youth Media International | Posted 10.16.2012 | Home
Youth Radio -- Youth Media International

By Elias De Leon One afternoon this spring, the Brooklyn Technical High School football team stayed after school to lift weights. As practice en...

When Should You Break Your Fitness Regimen?

Sara Gaynes | Posted 10.26.2011 | Healthy Living
Sara Gaynes

As I set out a jog around the huge property, I made a point to pass by the gym tent looking for people working in it. Who exactly comes on this lavish outdoor vacation and ends up trapped in a tent, plowing away on a machine?

The Truth About Weight Training vs. Cardio

LIVESTRONG.COM | Posted 10.14.2011 | Healthy Living
LIVESTRONG.COM

Cardio is not the fastest way to lose weight, and it's certainly not the only way. There is a solution, though, which will allow you to spend less time in the gym and see even better results.