Core Exercises

Core exercises: These core exercises are the staples of working out. They are crucial to a successful workout routine for any one who wants to get and stay fit. If you are ever in a pinch for time make these be your workout for the day or at least do one of them with some cardio and stretching. As with any workout it is best to stretch first, then do some cardio to get the heart rate up and get the blood flowing thru your entire body. Always stay hydrated with lots of cold/cool water on hand and then do a light warm-up set before going heavier on the weights (if you plan to go heavy with them). Bench Press This can be done on a flat bench or an incline/decline bench. A flat bench gives you a good overall workout of the pectoral muscles (upper chest). For more specific toning try doing this workout on an incline bench to further focus on...
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Basic Fitness Terminology and Safety Precautions

Basic fitness terminology and safety precautions: For those that missed our postings in June we covered in part 1 of this 3 part posting the importance of working out. Today’s posting was going to be part two of three and cover key exercises to use. While writing this it occurred to me that we need to take a step back and cover something else first. Because of this the next post will be part 2 of 3. Don’t worry part 2 will still come out this month. Read on to learn the basic fitness terminology and safety precautions that you need to know right away. Here is the information you will need to understand to properly work out: Rest: This is the time between sets. Use it to sit down or walk around for a few moments before continuing to workout. This is a good time for a drink of water too. Your body needs rest between sets to recover some so you can safely...
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