Arm Yourself For Summer

Arm Yourself For Summer

Summer is the time to show off some skin, but your flabby arms are keeping your from wearing sleeveless clothes. Fortunately there’s a speedy way for you to achieve firm, summer-ready arms. Oscar Smith, a certified specialist in kinesiology and biomechanics, and owner of the O-Diesel fitness studio in New York City created routine called supersets. This type of training is designed to shape lean, balanced muscles, and make them less prone to injury. Key pointsYou’ll need a set of 5- to 8- pound …

Have a Coregasm

Have a Coregasm

There is an urban myth which tells of women having orgasms when they hit the gym. This led the Men’s Health staff to investigate the issue. Just how possible is reaching climax during core training, and how many women were experiencing this. This is what the MH staff found out, as compiled by Women’s Health’s Naomi Piercey.What is a coregasm?A coregasm is, infact, an orgasm which occurs when women core train. When Men’s Health editor Adam Campbell mentioned the coregasm in his blog, The Fitness …

Most Effective Exercises

Most Effective Exercises

While there is no one-size-fits all exercise, experts believe that some exercises are more effective than others whether they help you burn calories more effectively, work several muscle groups at once, or are appropriate for a different fitness levels. WebMD asked four fitness experts to name the best workout routine, and came up with the list below of the most effective exercises.WalkingAccording to fitness experts, a workout program should include cardio exercises which strengthen the heart a…

Most Effective Ab Exercises

Most Effective Ab Exercises

Ab exercises keep your abs strong and healthy. And though ab exercises do no “spot reduce” fat from your belly, strong abs are necessary in keeping the body healthy and protecting the spine. The American Council on Exercise conducted a research to determine the most effective ab exercises. Their study yielded the following results. The Bicycle exerciseThe bicycle exercise is the best exercise to target the “six pack” and the obliques. How to do it properly:Lie on your back and lace your fingers …

Top Butt Exercises

Top Butt Exercises

Most of us aren’t happy with our rear ends. Fortunately proper cardio and weight training exercises can do wonders for your backside. To help you get the buns you desire, about.com lists down the best butt exercises:SquatsSquats are one of the best exercises for the butt, hips, and thighs. There are many different forms of squats. One of them is the chair squat. To do this move properly, you need to stand with your feet hip-width apart, and then squat. Keep your back straight, abs in, and knees …

Pilates Pros and Cons

Pilates Pros and Cons

Pilates is a fitness system developed by Joseph Pilates in the early 20th century. The system, also called Contrology, is based on aerobics and yoga postures of Surya Namaskaras. It was originally developed with the idea of improving the rehabilitation program of returning war veterans. As of 2005, there are about 11 million people who practice yoga on a regular basis. ProsWhat’s good about Pilates according to certified trainer Christi Masi of Seattle, is its controlled movements. “Pilates is s…

Zumba Pros and Cons

Zumba Pros and Cons

Zumba is a dance-based workout started by Beto Perez. The routines range from ballet boot camp to cardio salsa. The appeal of Zumba is having fun while you workout. Because the moves are essentially dance moves, a workout session could feel like one big party. ProsAccording to Kim Pace, a performance enhancement specialist in Boca Raton, Florida, the best thing about Zumba is that “You’ll burn calories, feel energized, and do moves that-trust me-your body has not done before.”ConsHowever, some e…

Personal Training Individual & Group

Personal Training Individual & Group

Training individually with a personal trainer allows you to form an exercise program the perfectly suits you body and lifestyle. You can also get the same benefits from a group training session, nut only in small group. ProsAccording to certified fitness instructor Lindsay Bogdasarian of Ann Arbor, Michigan, “Accountability, personalization, and great workouts make personal training effective.” Angela Parker, a Los Angeles-based certified trainer, agrees but also notes that you can get the same,…

What is Anti Gravity Yoga?

What is Anti Gravity Yoga?

Traditional yoga improves the one’s flexibility, posture, and his mind-body connection. Many types of forms of traditional yoga have been practiced for thousands of years already – a testament to its effectiveness. It will probably be around for a thousand more. Over the years newer forms of yoga have been developed. One such form is the current trend AntiGravity Yoga. Yoga practitioners do their yoga poses in hammocks that are suspended from the ceiling. Being airborne allows moves such as Down…

Boot Camp Pros and Cons

Boot Camp Pros and Cons

Boot camps are based military-style training. Boot camps are a fitness trend that takes after the military’s style of training. Fitness drills include power skipping, reverse files, as well as other moves that cardio, strength and core fitness.ProsThe upside to boot camps, according to Karen Rooff, a certified personal trainer in Austin, Texas, is that, “Because the exercises are infinitely combinable, each workout is new. Novelty is great for keeping both muscles and minds engaged. Plus, classe…