The Best Abs Workout Ever If it weren't for dead guys, we'd probably never have started doing crunches. That's because for years, much of our knowledge of the way muscles work was based on the study of human cadavers. By looking at the anatomy of corpses, modern scientists figured that the function of our abdominal muscles must be to flex the spine. Which is exactly what you do when you perform a crunch, a situp, or any other move that requires you to round your lower back. As a result, these exercises were popularized as the best way to work your abs. Advanced Ballet Stretches For Legs (Video) Jennifer McCamish is the owner of Dancers Shape, a Pilates and barre fitness studio in Austin, Texas. A former NYC Radio City Rockette with over 30 years of dance experience and training from legendary institutes around the country, McCamish has worked or performed with many well-known celebrities, television shows and publications. Utilizing her professional knowledge and education, she created Dancers Shape, a unique approach to fitness, incorporating elements of ballet, yoga, Pilates and circuit training to efficiently build strength and muscle tone while maintaining a lean and nimble body. McCamish holds a BA in Dance from the University of Texas in Austin, Athletic Training in Injury Prevention for Dancers from Radio City Entertainment, is a STOTT PILATES Certified Instructor including Injuries and Special Populations, Cooper Institute Certified Personal Trainer, IDEA Fitness and Wellness member, and is certified in CPR-First Aid.
Ab-Solute Truth Outside of having stellar genetics and/or the metabolism of a teenager, there’s generally one thing that separates those who have good abs and those who don’t: a good diet. Most people eat too much to ever uncover a six-pack. That’s the nutrition side of things. Blog A blog (a truncation of the expression web log) is a discussion or informational site published on the World Wide Web and consisting of discrete entries ("posts") typically displayed in reverse chronological order (the most recent post appears first). Until 2009 blogs were usually the work of a single individual, occasionally of a small group, and often covered a single subject. More recently "multi-author blogs" (MABs) have developed, with posts written by large numbers of authors and professionally edited.
50 Bodyweight Exercises You Can Do Anywhere Who needs a gym when there’s the living room floor? Bodyweight exercises are a simple, effective way to improve balance, flexibility, and strength without machinery or extra equipment. From legs and shoulders to chest and abs, we’ve covered every part of the body that can get stronger with body resistance alone. Full Body The 6 Most Shockingly Irresponsible “Fitspiration” Photos The Reembody blog, up to this point, has been a thoughtful exploration of human movement, a subject about which I am extremely passionate. Today, however, I’m mad and I’m going to tell you why. I have been planning a blog post for a while on fitness misinformation, and it was originally going to be the same kind of thoughtful deconstruction found in my other installments. But then I read this and it was one of the most beautiful things I’ve ever found in my newsfeed: so beautiful, in fact, that the rest of the health and fitness propaganda floating around Facebook like turds in a pool started to really, really piss me off.
Al Kavadlo – We're Working Out! » Training to do a Planche Jan. 2011 Update: Check out my new strategy for training the planche The planche, like the human flag, is an advanced body-weight challenge that requires strength, balance and stability. While it’s commonly seen in competitive gymnastics, few people are familiar with the planche and even fewer have thought to try it themselves.
The Best Bodyweight Workout and Exercises The best bodyweight workout routine is one that helps you develop more functional strength. Doing bodyweight exercises requires a different set of body mechanics from conventional weight lifting, the angles and range of motions are very different. When it comes to building functional strength, bodyweight workouts are superior. This brings up the following question: 20-Minute Workout: Total-Body Tabata - Furthermore from Equinox While you can carve a tantalizingly toned body in less than a half hour, we’re here to tell you what you likely already know: To reap the rewards—increased calorie burn, strength, power, blissful endorphin high—truncated workouts must be insanely intense. So, we asked a team of Equinox trainers and group fitness instructors what they would do if they were given just 20 minutes to have at it. Here is the latest in the series.
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How to: 15 minute ab work out Banish belly fat Melt your muffin top and fight belly fat with our 15-minute flat-abs workout By Diane Hart Is your belly more rippled than ripped? Exercise without Supplmentation is Suicide Everyone “knows” the medical dogma that ‘exercise is good for you.’ Now, as Paul Harvey says, “You’re going to hear the rest of the story!” Exercise without complete and optimal supplementation is self destructive and suicidal!