Strengthen Upper Back with this Exercise

Step 1 STARTING POSITION: Sit in the machine and anchor your body by securing your thighs under the pad. Brace your core and abdominal muscles to stabilize the spine. Grasp the bar with the hands wider than shoulder-width, palms facing forward and thumbs wrapped around the bar. With your elbows straight overhead, pull your shoulder blades down and back. Do not allow your back to arch. Lean … [Read more...]

Perform the Perfect Push Up

Here's how to do a perfect push-up: From a face-down position, place your hands slightly wider than shoulder-width apart. Place your toes or knees on the floor, and try to create a perfect diagonal with your body, from the shoulders to the knees or feet. Keep the glutes [rear-end muscles] and abdominals engaged. Then lower and lift your body by bending and straightening your elbows, keeping … [Read more...]

What is your favorite core exercise?

Trying to get your core back into shape after the holidays? Try adding this exercise to your workout routine to develop a rock solid core! V TWIST (works rectus abdominis, obliques) Lie on your back with your knees bent 90 degrees and your feet off the floor so your thighs are per-pendicular to the floor. Fold your hands across your chest. Slowly straighten your legs away from you … [Read more...]

What Favorite Post-Workout Meal?

We all know it's best to have a healthy snack after working out. Studies have shown that eating a small meal of protein and healthy carbs helps increase the benefits of your workout and speeds up the fat loss process. So what's your favorite post workout meal? … [Read more...]

What Is Your Favorite Exercise?

I was talking with a training client today and we got into an interesting conversation about his favorite exercise.  It was kind of neat learning about his preferences, likes and dislikes.  So I wanted to open this up a bit and ask you… what’s your favorite exercise and why? … [Read more...]