Standing Calf Raises Stand on a step or some type of platform with your toes and ball of the foot on the edge, and heels hanging off. Keeping knees and back straight, use your calf muscles to raise heels above the horizontal. Using a platform helps the workout have greater […]

By April Berezay, Ultimatefitnesscoaching.com 3 rounds, 1 of each exercise per round. Each round should take six minutes, with 1 minute of recovery. Perform each exercise sequentially for one minute. Quad Superman 1. Begin on all fours with both knees and hands on the floor. 2. Raise one arm and […]

We were going to start this list with Jazzercise, but found some stuff that made Jazzercise look pretty normal. For example: Prancercise This isn’t some clever name—it’s literally prancing around to get fit. It makes for some stellar Youtube videos (11 million views), but after some soul searching, I don’t have […]

More and more, we’re using electronics for fitness. Twitter is a way to tap into the fitness world expertise in an easy, efficient way. Here are some of the healthiest birds in the Twittersphere. @BodyForWife James Fell is a fitness writer who’s been published all over. He talks to awesome […]

Scared of Weights? Written by Zach Gee Weight training is one of the most important types of exercise you can do. Its benefits include increased strength, increased power, increased muscle mass, increased metabolism, increased flexibility, improved posture, improved balance and stability, and decreased chance of injury. With all of these […]

One of the greatest, yet overlooked, benefits of exercise is injury prevention. Yes, prevention. It is a common misconception that exercise will cause injury, and while that can most certainly occur with improper form and progression, strengthening the stabilizer muscles will reduce the chances of injury from both sports-related injuries […]

The truths and myths behind all the coconut water buzz Lately it seems that everyone is nuts for coconuts—coconut water that is. From celebrity endorsements to the “mother nature’s sports drink” nickname, coconut water is falling off the shelves around the nation. So what’s all the hype about? Coconut water […]