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Can't do Pull-ups - Do Modified Pull ups
Can't do Pull-ups - Do Modified Pull ups

Can't do Pull-ups – Try Modified Pull-ups Pull-ups have long been considered the best body weight exercise for your back and biceps, unfortunately about 85% of the population can't do pull-ups. Because of the difficulty in doing pull-ups and the convenience, as well, this exercise is often neglected. If you've over-looked pull-ups you've neglected half your upper body, because pull-ups work your back, biceps and forearms. Push-ups, which are great for upper body strength only target your chest, shoulders and...

Top Exercise Questions, Answered.
Top Exercise Questions, Answered.

Ask The Trainer: Top Exercise Questions, Answered by Julio A. Salado, NSCA-CPT., USAW Coach. I was recently asked by a publisher to answer a slew of popular questions regarding fitness, nutrition and personal training. The questions ranged from "Is it safe for pregnant women to workout?" to "Is it better to perform cardio before or after lifting weights or should cardio be done on a completely different day?" to "What should a personal trainer take into consideration when working with...

Overweight and obese people should eat more food!
Overweight and obese people should eat more food!

As a weight management practitioner for over 20 years, I have reached a number of conclusions, with perhaps the most controversial being my belief that overweight and particularly obese people should eat more food. I am pleased to say that in many circumstances I have managed to convince my clients that this is indeed a logical way forward for them. For those that have adopted this approach, I can also say that most have lost weight and improved their health....

5 Pushup Tips You Need to Know
5 Pushup Tips You Need to Know

"I can do 50 push-ups! How many can you do?!" Ah yes, the age-old challenge issued by thousands of retired jocks and drunken teens across America in real-time as I write this post. It would seem that push ups tend to be the universal default measurement of strength when a vacant bench press is not available. The physical reality of the 50 push up claim often ends up looking more like a beached epileptic seal on amphetamines and less like...

Five Fun Ways to Increase Your Fitness Levels
Five Fun Ways to Increase Your Fitness Levels

Getting fit has to be fun. Without a little fun in a fitness regime, few people have the staying power necessary to stick with traditional gym routines long enough to see any real, meaningful gains. If you're bored of the same old gym routine and you're eager to add a bit of spice to your cardio workouts, we've put together a list of five fun ways to increase your fitness levels. 1. Pick up a new sport The reason we...

Tone Up with Gala
Tone Up with Gala

There's no denying that with the body conscience culture we live in, people all round the country would like to tone up or lose weight from some part of their body, but with our busy lifestyles it can often be hard to find time to hit the gym. Imagine a busy parent that works in an office environment who often struggles to find time to manage family life, hobbies and work pressures. There can't be much time to unwind and...