Archive for the ‘Exercises’ Category

How to Practice Yoga at Home

One question that I’m often asked is, “I love yoga but I want to be able to practice at home instead of going to a yoga studio all the time. What are some tips to start and maintain a home yoga practice?” It seems like a relatively simple thing to do, right? Just roll out your […]

How to Get Rid of Man Boobs through Exercise

You probably love a great set of breasts—as long as you’re not the one sporting them. Turns out, more and more men are lining up to get rid of their man boobs or “moobs.” Male breast reduction surgeries increased by 6 percent in 2011, according to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. But you might […]

5 Move Full-Body Workout

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If you’re the type spending hours at the gym—chest fly, back row, biceps curl, repeat—it’s time to reconsider your routine. Find out how to get leaner and work out less (all without a trainer). It sounds like a bad infomercial: Get ripped in less time! We’re conditioned to believe that jaw-dropping, body-transforming results are achieved […]

The 4-Stretch Test to Tell if You’re in Danger

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These four stretches are exactly what Walter Norton, Jr., director of training at the Institute of Performance & Fitness in North Reading, MA, uses to gauge every new client’s flexibility—whether they’re a pro athlete, a celebrity or an average person looking to improve their fitness. Find out what your performance says about the state of […]

4 Advanced Core Exercises For Killer Abs

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When people refer to “core stabilization,” this collection of exercises is exactly what they’re talking about. You can’t successfully perform any of these four moves without your midsection remaining solid and stable throughout every set. If you’re unstable, you’ll quickly learn why core strength is necessary and how it can help you reach your goals. […]

Most Effective Stretches for Tight Hips

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Tight hips seem to be a common problem for almost everybody — from runners to cyclists, from deskbound bloggers to dancers. Give this area a little extra love with this sequence of eight hip-opening stretches to increase your flexibility, reduce discomfort, and prevent injury. Try the series in the order listed here, or pick your […]

Create Your Own HIIT Workout

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High-intensity workouts are popular for a reason: They work. So it’s not surprising that more and more CrossFit gyms—packed with shirtless men and kick-butt women tearing through intense workouts—are popping up every day. But what is it about this training style that makes it so effective? Or perhaps a better first question: How specifically is […]

5-Butt-Toning Exercises

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You’ve got 5 great moves that work the glutes from different angles. This is a great circuit to do for fat burning as well with the In and Out Jump Squats and Box Jump Burpees. Be mindful of your form, use my notes below to get the most out of these moves and be sure to modify […]

Home Ab Exercises for Men

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If there is one area of their body that most people are discontent with, it’s their abdomen. If there is one area of the body people want to change for better, again, it’s their abdomen. If there is one area of body that proves to be a tough challenge to trim and train, then, once […]

Building Beautiful Shoulders

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If you’re anything like me, you spend endless hours lunging and squatting to create a tight, curvy lower body. But, guess what? A sexy body isn’t just about the butt and legs. Broad, beautiful shoulders are needed to achieve thathourglass shape that has defined sexy for generations. By simply developing the shoulders, a waist appears […]