posted on March 2nd, 2013 ·
Push up is a common body weight exercise which many use to strengthen chest and triceps muscle. However, some people find it hard to do push up, even just 3 to 5 repetitions, because of the strain at the wrist. My cousin brother was one of them. Last month, he just came back from US with this gadget called Perfect Push Up. I had a chance to try it and here is my review.
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posted on February 23rd, 2013 ·
I have seen people drinking the entire bottle of sports drink right after exercising. This method of drinking is not right. Sports drink is not meant to be guzzled at the end of a long workout. Instead, one should sip every 10 to 15 minutes during a workout.
As I mentioned in the article of Is It Safe to Drink Sports Drink On Regular Basis, the main benefit of sports beverages is to help keep people hydrated and supplied with energy throughout the exercise. These drinks contain carbohydrate, sodium, potassium and other substances. The carbohydrate in these drinks provides energy, especially when we have used up much of our glycogen (stored carbohydrates). (more…)
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posted on February 16th, 2013 ·
Many people spend much money on skin care products and on frequent trips to beauty parlor or salon, but when come to dental care, they skip the visit. Teeth are actually precious asset and we should not take them for granted. In fact, oral care does not require much money commitment compared to the amount you have spent on your hair or skin.
Bacteria actually lives in your mouths and it always try to find a hard surface to stick to and grow to be plaque, an invisible film that coats your teeth. You can feel it when you wake up in the morning and run your tongue along the inside of your lower back teeth. You need to disrupt the formation of plaque with proper dental care.
Here are some of the practical tips: (more…)
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posted on February 9th, 2013 ·
If you ever wonder whether you should spend your precious time doing warm up (before your workout) and cool down (after your exercise), read on to find out more.
Why Warm Up?
Here are some of the benefits which you gain: (more…)
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posted on February 1st, 2013 ·
I used to do upright rows until a personal trainer told me about the risk of doing it. Upright row is a compound workout targeting shoulders, at the trapezius and deltoids. Narrower grip will work more on the trapezius muscle whereas wider grip focuses more on deltoids. Upright row is performed by holding a barbell, EZ curl bar or a pair of dumbbells in the center, with the overhand grip (palms facing you) and lifting the weight straight up to the collarbone or just under your chin. (more…)
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posted on January 25th, 2013 ·
Leg extension is leg exercise performed using Leg Extension machine targeting quadriceps muscle. Because it is an isolation workout, it should be considered as a complete leg workout replacing squat or deadlift. Quadriceps actually are the largest muscle group in your body. They are about one third of your legs. (more…)
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