As I was walking to work the other morning, a lady with ankle weights and dumbbells in her hands power-walked right on by me.
First off, this added resistance during aerobic activity strains the joints and can cause injury to the ligaments and tendons. Secondly, it just silly.
If you had to think of the single best example of what the epitome is of exercise as a way to longevity, it would have to be Jack LaLanne. I can’t recall why, but his name came up in a conversation not too long ago, and I was taken aback by the fact that the man is still alive and kicking… at 95!
And Jack isn’t just surviving, he looks as vital as when he was a young whipper snapper in his 70s.
So what’s the secret? There may not be one simple answer. To most people in the last few decades of his life, they know him for his juicer infomercials. But, LaLanne originally gained recognition as a successful bodybuilder. He owes his vitality to the power of strength training. (more…)
UPDATE: This giveaway has ended.
Congrats to @NicoleGSimonds, winner of the pilates prize pack, and @lauriewrites, winner of the resistance cables.
It’s time for BlogHer! This annual conference brings together women from every corner of the blogosphere to talk about how to do it better, how to reach their audiences and connect with fellow female bloggers.
Our Chief Mom Carmen Staicer is attending BlogHer and we want you to get to know her! You’ll have your chance Thursday morning at the BlogHer 5k Fun Run event (where participants will receive a DietsInReview.com grocery tote!). She’s also going to be there all week, and if you meet Carmen, then you’re eligible to win one of two fitness prize packs!
All you have to do is Tweet this message: @dietsinreview I met chief mom Carmen Staicer at #BlogHer09 and want to win one of two fitness prize packs! http://bit.ly/GOYhl (more…)
Well, hopefully wedding fitness week 1 was a successful week for you. It’s time for a new week and a new you!! Week two is geared toward cables, or “freemotion,” exercises. Week one consisted of machine weights, which are perfect for beginners because the machines control your movement and help you get the most benefits from each repetition. Cables exercises are a little more advanced due to the fact that you control your own movement.
Proper technique is crucial while using cables, so please use the correct weight and pay attention to the correct form from the videos below. Again, I recommend performing two sets of 20 repetitions from the exercises listed below and follow them up with a sweat-filled cardiovascular exercise for 30 to 60 minutes. (more…)
Today’s guest post comes from the David at FitnessEquipmentAndMore.com. David is a fitness enthusiast who ran his first marathon at the age of 18. He graduated from Emerson College with a degree in Political Communications and a minor in ballet. He currently writes for Fitness Equipment and More and resides in Boston.
March is right around the corner, and for many college students this means spring break. The most popular destination tends to be the beach. The thought of spring break is often a light at the end of the tunnel for many burnt-out college students, but there is also a feeling of insecurity. It is the first time during the year everyone will be showing off their beach bodies, and if you are anything like I was in college, this means you have some work to do to shed those holiday pounds. Don’t jump on the elliptical for hours just yet, read through here to get a balanced workout so you get the lean look you want. (more…)