Muscle Up Your Back
Nov05

Muscle Up Your Back

When doing lat pull-downs, don’t wrap your thumb around the bar. Instead, place it on top, alongside your index finger. This decreases the involvement of your arm muscles, so you’ll work your back harder. Works for pull-ups,...

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Coconut Oil
Nov05

Coconut Oil

Try this healthy, versatile fat source, and you’ll feel like you struck it rich. by Shannon Clark If you came of age in the 1990s or earlier, you might have trouble reconciling yourself to the idea that coconut oil has any place in a healthy diet. Along with its evil allies palm and soybean, coconut has defined “bad fat” for most of the last generation. Heck, it’s the fat movie theater popcorn is popped in!...

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Single Leg Dumbbell Straight Leg Deadlift
Nov05

Single Leg Dumbbell Straight Leg Deadlift

Hold dumbbell in each hand. Position dumbbells down in front of upper thighs with arms straight. Stand with feet together. Lift leg slightly so foot is just off floor. Execution Lower dumbells to floor while raising lifted leg back behind. Keep back straight and knee of supporting leg slightly bend. Keep hip and knee of lifted leg extended throughout movement. Once stretch is felt or dumbells contacts floor, return to original...

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Tabata Routine
Nov05

Tabata Routine

Tabata Training lasts 4 minutes and has 8 intervals in total lasting 20 seconds. Within those 20 seconds however, you are going all out. Make sure you use a weight where you can successfully go all out for all 8 intervals. Also make sure the exercises aren’t too hard and aren’t too easy. The exercises should hard enough so it makes you sweat and breath during a interval, however easy enough so you can last the whole Tabata...

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Standing Lunge
Nov05

Standing Lunge

Stand with dumbbells grasped to sides. Step forward with first leg. Land on heel then forefoot. Lower body by flexing knee and hip of front leg until knee of rear leg is almost in contact with floor. Stand on forward leg with assistance of rear leg. Lunge forward with opposite leg. Repeat by alternating lunge with opposite legs. Keep torso upright during lunge; flexible hip flexors are important. Lead knee should point same direction...

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Getting Back Into Fitness With Friends
Nov05

Getting Back Into Fitness With Friends

I have so many commitments to juggle in my life; ferrying the kids around and buying the weekly shop, to name but a few. Sound familiar? Wishing to spend some ‘me’ time with friends, but know you need to start being more active? Why not try… Skipping: Wherever you might be, in the garden, in the park, taking a walk with your friends, remember the skipping rope. Rekindle this childhood pastime and challenge your friends to a fast...

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