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How to Firm Up Your Inner Thighs

To firm up your inner thighs, add this Legs Apart Thigh Flexion move to your workout routine. Both men and women stand to benefit from this ballet move that works the inner thighs — as well as the quadriceps [more…]

How to Shape Your Outer Thighs with an Exercise Band

To shape your outer thighs, add the Standing Hip Abduction with Band maneuver to your workout routine. This exercise strengthens and tones the hip abductors — the outer thigh muscles that pull your leg [more…]

How to Trim Your Waistline by Working the Oblique Muscles

If getting trimming your waistline is a New Year’s resolution, you aren’t alone. Working the oblique muscles is sure to tone your waist quickly. However, many people do side bends with a weight in each [more…]

How to Trim Belly Flab with the Lower Abs Lift

Both men and women struggle continuously, for obvious aesthetic reasons, to lose their flab, accusingly called a gut or beer belly. You can bust that beer belly in a minimum amount of time if you eat a [more…]

How to Strengthen Your Lower Back with the Pelvic Tilt

If you have lower-back pain, then try the Pelvic Tilt exercise to boost lower back stability and flexibility. The Pelvic Tilt is a tiny move that works the abdominals and hamstrings in its action. [more…]

Yoga Exercises for Wii Fit Plus

Wii Fit Plus offers 18 different yoga poses. When doing the poses it is always important to pay attention to your center of balance and your breathing to optimize performance and prevent injuries. [more…]

Sports Activities for EA Sports Active: Personal Trainer

EA Sports Active: Personal Trainer offers 43 different sports activities and variations in three different skill levels. Each skill level has differing difficulty and completion times, and provides a calorie [more…]

Exercises for Jillian Michaels Fitness Ultimatum 2010

Jillian Michaels Fitness Ultimatum 2010 offers 18 explosive exercises that are designed to make use of either the Wii Remote or optional Balance Board. Performing exercises explosively can increase your [more…]

Wii Fitness For Dummies Cheat Sheet

Make the most of the Nintendo Wii fitness options with this in-depth look at Wii Fit Plus, EA Sports Active: Personal Trainer, and Jillian Michaels Fitness Ultimatum 2010 [more…]

What Is Zumba Dance Exercise All About?

If you want to join a Zumba class, leave your aerobic step, exercise ball, and 1-2-3-count at home. Bring your dancing feet, gyrating hips, and a desire to move like you’re in a Miami discotheque. [more…]

Tips for Picking the Right Kettlebell

When you’re shopping for workout gear, investing in a good, high-quality kettlebell is the best way to go. After all, you certainly don’t want to be slinging a cheap kettlebell around your body and head [more…]

Positioning Your Back Properly for a Kettlebell Workout

For all kettlebell exercises, you need to make sure your back is positioned correctly so that your hips, not your back, absorb the force of the kettlebell. The term [more…]

Using Your Hips to Move Your Kettlebell

Your hips do a lot of work when it comes to moving your kettlebell. To help engage them properly during a kettlebell workout, put on clothing that allows you to sit all the way back into your hips [more…]

A Checklist for Good Kettlebell Form

Executing kettlebell exercises takes a lot of concentration. Commit this checklist to memory, and use it as your guide for getting into the right start position for all your kettlebell exercises: [more…]

Breathing to Keep Yourself Safe during a Kettlebell Routine

Breathing plays an essential role in keeping you safe when you’re using kettlebells. To breathe correctly during a kettlebell routine, you need to know how to tighten your abdominal muscles. Try this simple [more…]

Kettlebells For Dummies Cheat Sheet

Using kettlebells has been hailed in recent years as the most efficient and effective way to train your body for burning tons of fat, getting super strong and lean, and obtaining the ultimate physique. [more…]

Basic T’ai Chi and Qigong Movements

If you’re practicing the ancient postures of T’ai Chi, you need to become familiar and fluid in adopting the basic stances and movements. The following illustrations show some elementary positions to master [more…]

How to Follow the Principles of T'ai Chi

T'ai Chi is more than just movements and postures. As with many disciplines that originated in the East, T’ai Chi incorporates a philosophy along with its physical practice. The principles of T’ai Chi [more…]

T'ai Chi Terms to Know

T’ai Chi has its own lingo, like any other practice. The terms in the following list represent the basic concepts you need to know to enhance your practice of T’ai Chi: [more…]

T’ai Chi For Dummies Cheat Sheet

The ancient practice of T’ai Chi and Qigong includes postures and movements, as well as a philosophy. T’ai Chi also has its own lingo — words and concepts you need to know. [more…]

Fitness Myths Debunked

The exercise community has its share of fitness myths, misconceptions, and half-truths. The following table lists some of these common fitness myths and the reality behind them. [more…]

Keys to Fitness Success

Setting fitness goals and making a concentrated effort to meet them are key to getting in shape. The following tips can help you meet your fitness goals: [more…]

Getting Cheap Fitness Gear and Instruction

Improving your physical fitness doesn’t have to cost an arm and a leg — look for ways to cut costs on fitness equipment and exercise instruction. Sure, you can buy a fancy gym membership, spend [more…]

Judging Fitness Articles and News Reports

News about fitness studies and developments is often contradictory, even misleading. When you’re wading through fitness news, the following tips can help you pick out reliable sources on TV, online, and [more…]

Fitness For Dummies Cheat Sheet

The right gear, the right goals, and a healthy sense of skepticism about health and fitness news reports are key to shaping up and slimming down. Use this Cheat Sheet to get the whole family fit! [more…]

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