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  1. Weight Lifting Tips: Focusing on Fundamentals, Form & Technique

    The better technique you have, the less your body becomes susceptible to injury.  From an athletic perspective, people who use superior technique, typically prevail over those who do not. Proper technique and form are the most important variables associated with lifting weights and if you want to protect yourself from pulled muscles and other weight lifting related injuries, you ought to make sure you are fundamentally sound. Strength training can become an ergonomic nightmare for those who choose to neglect the fact that one must remain in a safe, sturdy and balanced position, at all times when using free weight equipment, in order to decrease the chance of injury. The classic line, "It's not the size of the dog in the fight, it's the size of the fight in the dog" is as applicable to weight training, as it is to fighting. Inferior size can be overcome by anyone who emphasizes technique and body positioning above all else. Practice through numerous sets and repetitions is on

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  2. Commercial vs. Residential Fitness Equipment

    The Life Fitness 95Xi is one of the most used elliptical machines ever manufactured. You can find this awesome, gym quality elliptical trainer, at almost any health club in the nation. Typically, this Life Fitness elliptical would be a rare find in someones home. For the most part, people have lighter and more portable fitness equipment in their home, whereas gyms must have heavy-duty, long lasting exercise gear. With that said, some people just want to have real gym equipment at home and that is perfectly understandable. If you have the cash to pay for the best exercise equipment, there's no reason not to. But for the rest of us, let's figure out if buying commercial gym equipment for our home really makes sense. In order for fitness equipment to be "club quality", there are several features that it most possess. First of all, the fitness equipment must be safe and effective. If exercise equipment is not safe and effective, then there is no reason to use it. Next, the fitness equipme

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  3. Fitness through Dance

    A friend of mine recommended I go with her to her weekly tango dance class.  At first I was extremely skeptical, since I don't have an ounce of rhythm in me. When I walked in the studio, I saw a huge sign saying Fitness though Dance. I quickly found out that the class was targeted more to fitness, than having good rhythm, and I was thrilled. We stretched and strengthened our upper arms, abs, thighs, calf muscles, and buns.  Not only that, but it was fun! I haven't had fun working out since High School. They also offered levels for beginners, intermediate, and experienced. Now I've become a weekly member!

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