| Feb 15, 2010
This is a safe and effective way to train your abdominal muscles to stay flat and firm when you stand. Don't try to touch your feet to the floor right away; over time, you'll develop strength to lower them all the way to the floor.
-- Karen Voight 1Lie...
| Jan 3, 2011
Put away the eggnog and break out the tennis shoes — it's New Year's resolution time, and no doubt millions have made the pledge to get fit. Many of them will join a gym only to find they're bored with the monotony of cardio equipment and weight...
| Jan 3, 2011
Not all runners hit the streets for their workout. Trail runners take to the dirt, bounding up and down hills and mountains on hiking trails, working legs and building cardio while getting a big dose of nature.
"All you know is that here are the...
| Jan 3, 2011
Any doubts about the transformative abilities of ballroom dance should be dashed after watching one season of "Dancing With the Stars" and seeing celebrities going from flabby to fit in a matter of weeks.
Sure, they're rehearsing five to six hours a day,...
| Jan 17, 2011
This stretch is a great way to unwind after any workout. Focus on letting the pull of gravity help to elongate the muscles in your back and in your legs.
Stand about 8 to 10 inches in front of a sturdy wall with your feet hip-width apart. Bend forward at...
| Sep 27, 2010
Overtraining your legs or heavy strength training for your thighs can lead to tight quadriceps and hip flexor muscles. It's important to keep these muscles flexible with a simple move, which you can do at a wall for added stability. When you feel...
| Nov 1, 2010
This twisting lunge can be done at a wall to help you feel more stable while you get into the correct position. Practice it on a regular basis to relieve lower back discomfort and to strengthen and stretch your legs and hips.
Stand sideways near a flat...
| Feb 21, 2011
Add an extra challenge to your elbow plank exercises by balancing on one leg at a time. It helps to strengthen your core, spine, legs and the deep muscles in your upper back.
1. From a kneeling position, place your forearms on the mat with your elbows...
| Aug 29, 2011
Here is a great way to strengthen your core muscles while lying on the floor. This exercise recruits muscles in your abdominals, back and hips to stabilize your spine against the movement of your legs.
Lie face up on a flat, level surface. With both legs...
| Sep 19, 2011
Here is a terrific exercise that not only strengthens your back and buttocks but also helps to align your spine and stretch your chest and hips.
Lie face-down on a mat with your legs straight behind you. Place the palms of your hands on the floor near...
| Oct 3, 2011
If your back feels stiff and tight, try lying on the floor for a few minutes and hugging your knees into your chest. This is a safe and effective way to release tight muscles in your back, legs and groin.
Lie on your back with your feet flat on the floor...