What you need to know about sets

Note- This article first appeared here. This is an edited version.  When I first started lifting, I had no idea about all the different types sets. When I went to the gym, I would saunter over to the dumbbell rack and bust open my biceps with some curls. And when I did curls, I did … Continue reading What you need to know about sets

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Stand up exercise

We spend too much time sitting at our jobs, at home and at the gym.  Yes, even the gym. Sitting is being called the new smoking. The 2010 study by the American Cancer society, published in the American Journal Epidemiology said that women who were inactive for of 6 hours a day were 94% more likely … Continue reading Stand up exercise

Think outside the dumbbell and train at home

At most gyms you walk into, there is equipment as far as the eye can see -- fancy treadmills that have TV’s with push button controls and machines that isolate every muscle imaginable. Lots of equipment is nice and gives you no excuse not to exercise and get in shape. However, when exercising at home, … Continue reading Think outside the dumbbell and train at home

Spice up your core training

Google core training and you get over 4 million hits. Every man and his dog has an opinion on core training. Make it 4 million and one. 🙂 So what is "the core"exactly? Think about this for a moment. The answer you’re likely to get is “it’s my six pack, dude.” However, the core is … Continue reading Spice up your core training

Summer exercise tips

During the summer, exercise is probably the last thing on a lot people’s minds. With parties, work, family and vacations, exercise is often pushed down the to-do list. However, after overindulging in the good stuff thoughts may drift to exercise out of food guilt. “I have to run that many miles to work off that … Continue reading Summer exercise tips

Exercise swaps for faster results

It’s easy to get discouraged by your lack of results. You’ve been training consistently, eating right and yet the scale mocks you. You may resort to desperate measures such as cutting even more calories and exercising like a madman. Maybe you’ve even dreamed of smashing the scale into a million pieces. Doesn’t that sound like … Continue reading Exercise swaps for faster results