Weight Machines

The main benefit of weight machines is that they are easy to use and are comparatively safe. They are suited to beginners, because in...

Women Need Weight Work, Too

Women, who are significantly more likely to suffer bone loss, weakness, and fractures later in life, need weight training even more than men. For...

What to Expect from Weight Training

Weight training (or strength training) is one of the key elements of an overall fitness program. When you incorporate it into your life, you...

General Guidelines for Weight Work

Weight training is important, no matter which method or equipment you select. As far as your muscles are concerned, it doesn't really matter whether...

Free Weights

Free weights are free because they are not part of a machine, not because they are gratis. Dumbbells, or hand weights, are designed to...

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Calories Do Count

If you're just out of shape but not overweight, working out to build your strength and endurance might be your formula for fitness. Most...

Stretching Basics

Stretching is not only important to overall fitness and often neglected, but the more you stretch the more flexible you will become. However, stretching...

Free Weights

Free weights are free because they are not part of a machine, not because they are gratis. Dumbbells, or hand weights, are designed to...

Water, Water, Water

To keep the body humming, drink at least eight glasses of water during the course of a day—more if it's hot or dry, or...

Flexibility

This crucial fitness factor often is overlooked or ignored by exercisers who want maximum results in minimum time. As dancers and athletes—such as gymnasts,...