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Weight Training Tip: Exercise in Order

Weight Training Tip: Exercise In Order

Here’s a tip for improving your weight training routine. When working out, try to train with dumbbells, barbells and machines – in that same order. When lifting weights, your stabiliser muscles – the smaller muscles that help to balance free weights – grow tired before your bigger muscles, says Charles Staley, a world-renowned American strength and fitness coach.…

10 Popular Exercise Myths

10 Popular Exercise Myths

Many of us like to think that drinking lots of ice-cold water burns more calories. Or that you have to do cardio on an empty stomach first thing in the morning to burn more fat. Well, as much as the truth might cause disappointment, these beliefs aren’t true. In fact, they’re just two of the…

Medicine Ball: An Ancient Fitness Tool

Did you know that the medicine ball has been used as a fitness tool for thousands of years? That’s right. Ancient drawings show that the ball was in use nearly 3 000 years ago, when Persian wrestlers exercised with sand-filled bladders. A Reuters article about the history of medicine balls says that the ancient Greek…

Treating Exercise-Induced Muscle Pain

We all know that a great, challenging workout can leave you feeling awesome afterwards. However, strenuous exercise can also lead to acute post-workout muscle fatigue or delayed onset muscle soreness. It’s therefore important to begin recovery right away after a super-instense workout. By doing so, you’ll be able to significantly reduce muscle soreness and fatigue.…

Cable Triceps Kickbacks

Cable Triceps Kickbacks Exercise

Looking to sculpt those arms? Here’s a great isolation exercise to use as a finisher for your triceps routine. What You’ll Need To do the exercise, you’ll need a cable machine with a low pulley cable. If the cable has a rubber stopper above the clip, as most cables do, remove whatever handle is attached.…

Types of Exercise Bikes

Studio Bikes

If you’ve recently done an Internet search for exercise bikes, you’ve probably found that there are many different types on the market. As a result, figuring out which kind of exercise bike is right for you can be quite a daunting task. Hoping to make things a little easier, we’ve provided descriptions of the three…

Five Reasons to Exercise Regularly

It’s common knowledge that regular physical exercise offers us numerous health benefits. But what does it do for us exactly? Why is exercise so good for the mind and body? To answer these questions, here are five reasons why you should exercise regularly: 1. Exercise helps prevent cardiovascular disease Regular physical activity makes you heart…

Home vs Commercial Exercise Machines

If you’re currently searching for exercise equipment to buy, chances are you’ve come across the terms ‘home’ and ‘commercial’ gym equipment. But what exactly are the differences between, say, a home treadmill and commercial treadmill, or even a light commercial machine and full commercial one? To find out, read the following descriptions of the different types…

Looking after your treadmill

Routine treadmill maintenance is important. By looking after your treadmill, you’ll be able to ensure that it runs perfectly for years to come. So be sure to read these simple tips on how to care for your machine and get the most out of it. Set up your treadmill in the correct environment Before you…