Bayou Fitness Pair of Adjustable Dumbbells Review

It used to be that if you wanted to have a wide range of dumbbell weights, you had to purchase either lots of plates or lots of dumbbell sets. Neither of these options is a great solution if you are simply trying to get in a great resistance workout at home, as they both take […]

Why Do Bodyweight Exercises?

Your own bodyweight can be used to get a really effective workout, for the times where you don’t have the time or inclination to go to the gym. Now I’ve got to admit that I thought that bodyweight exercise programs were going to revolve around the push up and the squat. So they were going […]

Sore Muscles Rest Or Exercise

You stagger out of bed and your muscles are really sore from yesterdays workout, so what’s the best thing to do? Go back to bed, lay down and don’t move until you have no soreness anywhere. Or if you must be up and about, get someone to push you around in a wheelchair. Again until […]

Three Reasons People Stay Away From Weight Training.

Number 1 If feels strange and unnatural. The main aim of weight training is to lift as heavy as weight as possible for a given number of repetitions. In our day to day activities we rarely if ever pushes ourselves like this, to the point of physical and muscular fatigue. Number 2 We’re frightened of […]

How Aerobics Can Make You Fat

When I first decided to lose some weight and get fit in the process, I did what most people do. I took up aerobics. In my case it was jogging. I started off with 20-25 minutes, three times a week, and as I got fitter, then I extended my aerobic sessions to 30-45 minutes, five […]

Is Toning Your Muscles A Waste Of Time

When was the last time you actually had to run any distance. I’m not talking about running as part of your aerobics workout, I’m talking about actually have to run for 10 minutes or more in your daily activities. Probably, very rarely if ever. Now what about the amount of times you’ve had to pick […]

How Many Repetitions Should You Use In A Weight Training Program

In a previous post I talked about the misconception that weight training will automatically give you the sort of huge, bulky muscles that bodybuilders generally have. The reality is the sort of muscle tone or size that you get from weight training depends on the number of repetitions you do for each set of exercises. […]

The Missing Link In Exercise – The Mind To Muscle Link

One of the most important things you can learn when it comes to weight training (or any kind of resistance training) is the mind muscle link. Basically this means when you lift the weights (or other resistance), on a given exercise you should be able to focus your attention on the muscle you’re targeting. What […]

You Could Lose Nearly All Your Physical Strength By The Time You Reach Your 60th Birthday

By the time you reach adulthood around 40 percent of your body mass will be muscle. From around the age of 25 you will loose around 10 percent of your muscle mass approximately every 10 years. Not only do your muscles shrink or atrophy, your bone density or bone strength also significantly decreases. So by […]

Weight Training Gives You A Better Body Shape – It Won’t Make You Look Like A Bodybuilder

There seems to a common misconception when it comes to weight training. Women especially, usually think that if they train with anything heavier than a tin of baked beans they’ll develop large, bulky muscles and become unfeminine. Forget all those photos you see in the magazines of men and masculine looking women, it takes years […]