Here's an exercise that will help you get strong abdominals and a flexible spine. For best results, perform this move three or four times a week.
Bending backward is not just about the spine — you must use your arms and legs to support it. As you practice this pose, remember to point your tailbone down toward your heels to keep your lower back safe. A common mistake is to squeeze your buttocks forward, which pinches your lower...
Develop strong, sculpted abdominal muscles with this simple exercise. Perform this variation with your legs elevated on a sturdy chair to help you really "feel" your muscles contracting in a challenging yet safe way.
Use light weights in this exercise for a convenient, fast and effective way to work the fronts and backs of your arms at the same time. Remember to pull your abdominal muscles in to support your spine in this forward bend.
Stretch your chest, shoulders, back and leg muscles with this yoga-based forward bend. It's important to place your feet correctly on the mat so you will feel stable and balanced while in the pose.
Here's a great stretch that you can do any time to release tension in your back, chest and shoulders. It is excellent to do after prolonged periods of sitting at a desk, in a car or in an airplane.
If you experience neck pain when you perform abdominal crunches lying flat on the floor, try doing this move with a small, partially deflated ball behind your back. The ball assists you in holding the correct position so you don't overuse your neck muscles. You can also use a firm pillow in...
Train the backs of your upper arms and the fronts of your upper thighs at the same time by combining this overhead triceps extension with a quadriceps extension. You will also feel your core muscles working since you'll need to maintain your balance throughout the move.