December 23, 2013
Yoga is great for increased flexibility, greater muscle strength, lower stress levels and more. However, you can make it even more beneficial by incorporating resistance bands into the exercises, getting you more fit and healthy in the process. Benefit of Resistance Bands When you add resistance bands to your fitness routine, your muscles will grow stronger faster. This will help you burn more fat (as it takes more energy to keep muscle mass than it does fat stores) and give you a longer, leaner appearance. Resistance bands also help you control your movements better as you’re working against a force,...
November 26, 2013
Lots of people have an apparently humble goal of ‘toning up’ when they start to exercise. Strength training is really the best way to realise this. Let’s actually identify what tone is. Fundamentally, people are visualising it as being able to jab their pectorals or their abdominals and that the muscles are going to be pronounced and hard, not doughy. This specific marvel, changing the feel of muscle is a function of how much baseline electrical activity is transpiring in the muscles at rest. Physiologically, this is termed ‘muscle tonus’. This can be exemplified with someone who has suffered a...
May 21, 2013
The adductors are a rather large group of muscles situated on the medial (inner) side of the thigh. They originate at the nethermost extremity of the hip bone and spread down the interior of the thigh, fastening to the medial segment of the femur. There are five primary constituents of the adductor group. The pectineus is the utmost superior adductor. In addition to the pectineus, there is the gracilis, which fastens from the pubis symphysis to the tibia underneath the knee and forms the inner thigh, but is fairly weak in comparison to the pectineus. There are three muscles...
September 05, 2012
Ab Exercise Double Knee Raises Position 1 Position 2 Muscles incorporated in exercise ; Upper and lower Abdominal, hip flexors . 1. Lay down on the floor bend your knees at a 90 degrees keeping your feet off the floor . Bring your knees together and maintain position throughout exercise. 2.Bring your knees towards your chest, raising your hips off the floor, raising your knees halfway making you form a 90 degree right angle with your legs as shown in picture position 2 . 3.Once you've reached the right angle count 2 seconds then bring your feet back to...
September 04, 2012
Superman Lower Back Exercises Muscles; Lower back, upper and lower abs, hip flexors. This exercise is excellent for strengthening the lower back, them movement is comfortable and can be completed by most ages. If you do this exercise at home make sure you have a soft and firm surface like a yoga mat. Once the arms have reached the floor repeat the exercise by raising both the legs. Exercise 1. Start position lay with your belly on the floor. Keeping your legs, shoulders and arms in line with one another, important that you face the floor throughout the exercise. 2....