Squats are one of the most basic of strength-training exercises, yet many people do them incorrectly. How is your squat form? Here are five common mistakes that might be downgrading the quality of your squats.
Crunches are one of the most popular ab exercises, but some trainers believe you don’t need crunches and floor exercises – that squats and deadlifts get the job done. Do you really need crunches to build ab definition?
You hear a lot about functional training – and for good reason. Functional fitness training helps your muscles work better together when you play sports or do the things you do every day. Devoting time to functional training will pay off with better strength, coordination, and balance. Here are five strength exercises that belong in […]
How’s your form on squats? For some, it’s not so good – but why? It’s possible that problems like reduced mobility in your hips or ankles are the problem. Find out how to correct these problems and squat more safely and effectively.
When time is a precious commodity and you have too little time to work out, you need exercises that get the job done quickly and efficiently. Which should you choose? Here are three powerful exercises that will give your whole body a workout.
What would a strength training routine be without squats? You can approach squats in several ways by doing partial squats, full squats or deep squats, which raises the question – how low should you go when doing squats? Are the risks or advantages to going deeper? Find out.
Are you frustrated by the lack of glute development you’re seeing? You’re doing the standard lower body moves – squats, deadlifts and lunges but that may not be enough. Here are three reasons, despite your best intentions, that your glutes aren’t growing.
Do you hear strange sounds coming from your knees when you do squats? Noisy knees that crack, crackle and pop are a common complaint – but what does it mean? Find out what those noises most likely are due to and whether you should be concerned.
If you weight train, you probably do squats. Squats are essential for building lower body strength and firm legs and buttocks. They also burn calories because you’re working large muscle groups. There’s another way to tone your lower body and build explosive power – with squat jumps. What are the benefits of adding squat jumps […]
There’s the perception that exercise is bad for your joints and you shouldn’t work out if you have stiff or achy joints. Contrary to popular belief, this couldn’t be further from the truth. Find out what research shows about exercise, arthritis and achy joints and why it’s important for joint health.