Fitness and Exercise - Strength Training

Got a Bad Back? Try Foundation Training

Foundation Training, a series of movements developed by a chiropractor, is an active approach that has helped many overcome back pain and get on with their lives.

Walking vs. Running: Which Is Better?

If you want to lose weight, running is the clear winner. But there are many benefits of walking, too. Here's the whole scoop.

Exercise Modifications Can Keep You Moving

Nearly any exercise can be modified to compensate for injuries, or even pregnancy. Here are some ideas.

Strength Training: How Long Until You See Results?

How long does it take to get "cut arms" and "ripped abs?" That depends on how you train, what you eat, and how careful you are about form and technique.

The Ups and Downs of Multitasking While Exercising

If catching up on the news or catching up with a friend is what it takes to get you to the gym, go for it! Just make sure you don't become too distracted that your workout falls by the wayside.

Exercise Realization: Less Is More

New science suggests shorter workouts may be just as effective as longer ones.

Trend to Try? Functional Fitness

Is your workout working for you? Here are four moves to strengthen and stretch the muscles you use most.

Beyond Hand Weights: More Tools to Help You Stay Toned

Try something new! From kettlebells to resistance bands, these body-toning tools will breathe new life into your workout.

CrossFit: Is This the Workout for You?

Learn what this intense exercise regimen has to offer and why it's wildly popular.

Jump for Joy: The Jump Rope Workout

This excellent cardiovascular workout also builds upper and lower body strength, and helps strengthen bones. And that’s only the beginning.

How to Get the Most Out of Your Gym

Maximize the perks of your membership with discounted personal training sessions, special classes and equipment, and locker-room extras.

The Best Workout for Your Body Type

Did you know that different body types respond best to different kinds of exercise? Find your match.

10 Ways to Get to the Gym Regularly

Here, 10 ways to ensure you get to the gym, despite life's everyday obstacles.

Will Bovine Colostrum Improve Your Exercise Efforts?

One of the newest players in the fitness world is one of the oldest nutritional substances on earth. Bovine colostrum (also known as early cow’s milk) is making a name as a powerful way to increase athletic performance and speed recovery time after extreme workouts.

Barre and Ballet Workouts: Get a Leg Up on Fitness

If you're looking for a new twist on a classic workout and you're into dance, Pilates, or yoga, then a barre or ballet workout might be perfect for you.

The Benefits of Small Group Fitness Training

If you're tired of exercising in a crowd and can't afford one-on-one sessions with a fitness instructor, then small group training might be just what you need to kick your workout into high gear.

Lose Weight and Reduce Pain: An Action Plan

Losing that excess weight and becoming active can reduce and even eliminate your pain. But how can you safely get started? Our plan will get you exercising at almost any weight and with nearly any condition.

5 Inexpensive Workouts

Try these creative ways to exercise that are good for your body and easy on your wallet.

Aerobic Base Training: A Dying Concept?

Building an aerobic base requires a basic training program of long distances over a six- to eight- week period at a slow-to-moderate pace. As you pile on the miles and hours, you build muscles and develop your aerobic capacity. But this form of fitness may be on its way out.

Is It Still a Workout If You Don't Sweat?

Working up a sweat is good for you, but what if you're not one to perspire during exercise? Can you still consider it to be an effective workout? Here's the answer.

8 Tips for Exercising With Your Pet

That furry friend who loves you unconditionally just may be your secret to staying slim.

5 Habits of Daily Exercisers

Long-time exercisers say the reason they stick with fitness is because it's a habit. They plug it into their daily routine, much like brushing their teeth or reading the morning paper.

Functional Strength Training: How Will It Help You?

Recent studies show that "free-form" strength training may work even better than "fixed-form" weight machines when it comes to improving your strength, balance, and flexibility, while also reducing the chance of injuries or pain.

Age-Appropriate Exercise Classes: A Growing Trend

Even when classes are advertised as appropriate for "all levels," instructors and students know that's not always accurate information. That's why fitness centers are now tailoring classes to fit the needs of specific demographics.

Employee Fitness Programs: A Win-Win

It's hard to find time for fitness, a sensible diet, and health screenings, especially when you work full time. That is, unless health and fitness opportunities come directly to you.

Can Baking Soda Boost Athletic Performance?

We know baking soda is good for taking the stink out of refrigerators and shoes. It's also an age-old remedy for tummy aches. But could it be the latest sports-enhancing ingredient as well?

Is Your Workout Too Wimpy?

To find out if your workout is tough enough, ask yourself these five questions.

How a Fitness Role Model Can Help You

It's hard to reach your goals when you can't see them. That's where a fitness role model comes in.

How to Turn Your Walk into a Workout

What's the least expensive and most convenient way to get a total workout? Lace up your sneakers and walk out the door. Turning your walk into a workout is easy. Just follow these steps.

Mudding: The Newest Trend in Athletic Endeavor

"Mudding" is a growing trend in which the cardiovascular demands of a long-distance run is coupled with the physical demands of a military-style obstacle course and the carefree atmosphere of a summer-time musical festival.
 
 

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