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Core Conditioning Exercise Tips To Improve Pilates Exercise Technique by Aliesa George Patient Expert Posted Tue 03 Apr 2012 12:20pm Abs vs. Thighs: The Pilates Hundred Exercise with Feet in Straps or Leg Springs This article is PART 4 OF 6 – in the series of articles about Abs vs. Thighs. To effectively work the Abdominals for core conditioning it is optimal to target the core when the Quadriceps muscles are relaxed. To help get the Quads relaxed, it is most ef ... Read on »
Exercise Technique Article Series, Part 6 by Mark D. Healthy Living Professional Posted Tue 26 Aug 2008 11:53am The stability ball is one of the most versatile and cost effective pieces of exercise equipment. You can take it with you and do exercises at home, work or on vacation. Doing your ab crunches on the stability ball is superior to the traditional floor crunches. According to researchers in the Department of Kinesiology at Occidental College in ... Read on »
Exercise Technique Article Series, Part 3 by Mark D. Healthy Living Professional Posted Tue 26 Aug 2008 11:53am The row exercise has many variations. I will cover the seated row exercise. For many, too little time is spent on strengthening the back muscles. When you don't adequately strengthen your back muscles, you are affecting your pulling potential. And, to have good upper body muscular balance, you need to work your backside as well as your fron ... Read on »
Exercise Technique Article Series, Part 2 by Mark D. Healthy Living Professional Posted Tue 26 Aug 2008 11:53am The squat exercise (with or without weights) should be a part of your workout regimen. It is an exercise that requires leg strength, core strength and good posture. It is a great exercise to build muscle and burn fat. And, squatting is something we do in every day life. Unfortunately, the squat exercise has gotten a bad rap from some peopl ... Read on »
Exercise Technique Article Series, Part 1 by Mark D. Healthy Living Professional Posted Tue 26 Aug 2008 11:53am During this article series, I will concentrate on showing you how to do exercises correctly. One of things I see most as a trainer is people not doing exercises the right way. This will almost certainly lead to injuries at some point. The first thing you want to do during an exercise is to stabilize your spine. You do this by drawi ... Read on »
Exercise Technique Article Series, Part 12 by Mark D. Healthy Living Professional Posted Mon 25 Aug 2008 3:31pm The Pushups On The Stability Ball exercise is superior to regular pushups because you engage many more muscles, including the critical core muscles. The exercise also helps to improve your balance. 1) Get on your knees and place hands a little less than shoulder width apart onto the stability ball. 2) Align han ... Read on »
Exercise Technique Article Series, Part 11 by Mark D. Healthy Living Professional Posted Mon 25 Aug 2008 3:31pm The Opposite Arm Opposite Leg Raise is a great core exercise with special emphasis on strengthening the low back. Low back pain affects nearly 85% of all adults at one time or another. The best solution for any injury is prevention. Include this exercise in your program: 1. Start by placing yourself on hands and knees ... Read on »
Exercise Technique Article Series, Part 4 by Mark D. Healthy Living Professional Posted Tue 26 Aug 2008 11:53am The deadlift exercise is probably seen as a grunting, strongman contest type exercise, but it should be a part of your training program. It has many benefits which include: 1) It works many large muscle groups including the latissimus dorsi, trapezius, erector spinae, gluteals, hamstrings, quadriceps and hip flexors. Your forearms a ... Read on »
Exercise Technique Article Series, Part 10 by Mark D. Healthy Living Professional Posted Mon 25 Aug 2008 3:31pm As I have discussed previously, it is critical that you stabilize and strengthen your core area. A strong core lays the foundation for future strength training. A strong core area will also maximize your extremity (limbs) strength. Failure to adequately strengthen your core area will lead to injuries such as low back pain. A great core and ... Read on »
Exercise Technique Article Series, Part 9 by Mark D. Healthy Living Professional Posted Tue 26 Aug 2008 11:53am Core training is very important---actually it is the foundation for all other fitness training. "Six-pack" abdominals are a small part of the total core area. Formally called the rectus abdominis, this is the part of the abs that runs down the front of the abdomen. One of the fringe benefits of fitness is that you look and feel better. If ... Read on »