posted on December 18th, 2009 ·
Reverse crunch is another workout which strongly challenges your lower abdominal. It can be tougher than you see, but I recommend you to give it a try.
- Lie on your back on an exercise mat on the floor. Place your hands on the floor beside you or behind your head for balance. Otherwise, you can place your hands underneath your lower back for support.
- Lift your knees. Bring the knees in towards the chest with your feet together.
- Contract your abdominal muscle to slowly curl the hips off the floor and into your chest. Focus your mind in your abs. (more…)
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posted on December 15th, 2009 ·
Our feet support our body weight. They do that with arch formed by the bones and joint structure at the foot. In layman term, arch is the raised curve on the bottom of your foot. Knowing the arch shape of your feet may help you to get the right pair of running shoes. But, many are confused about these arches and pronation concept. So, hopefully, this post will shed a light in this matter. In fact, using wrong pair of shoes for sports, especially running, can be harmful as I mentioned in my earlier post – New Runner or Jogger More Vulnerable To Legs Injury and 7 Tips To Prevent It.
Your foot has three arches as shown in the diagram: (more…)
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posted on December 12th, 2009 ·
One of the better ways for weight control is to eat 5 to 6 smaller meals a day instead of only 2 or 3 big meals. In between breakfast and lunch as well as dinner, it is a good idea to eat snack as these smaller meals will keep your energy level high and mind alert.
Breakfast — snack — Lunch — snack — Dinner (more…)
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posted on December 9th, 2009 ·
I am not a great swimmer, but I like swimming. I will share a layman’s experience in swimming. If you are ready to swim some laps, here are 5 basics of the freestyle stroke (which I learned from my experience):
- For most swimmers, the kick is just a means to keep their legs from sinking. Do not kick too hard, you will be tired too soon if you do not have good stamina. I used to kick very hard until someone told me that there is no ball I can kick in the water. It is just a pool and not a football field. I know that some swimmers have good stamina and power and prefer to train with weight in water. (more…)
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posted on December 6th, 2009 ·
If you are a fan of Manchester United and have watched live match from television, I am sure you have noticed that the manager Sir Alex Ferguson always chews on gum. I have not seen any Man U players do the same while they are playing on the field. But, baseball players are often seen with chewing gum in their mouths.
At the gym, at free weight areas, I have not seen many people doing that. Occasionally, few do that and it just so happens that I know one of them pretty well. According to him, the reason he chew on gum because it keeps his mouth moist so that he does not have to stop to drink water. Apart from that, he is able to grit the gum (instead of his teeth) when he struggles with some heavy sets. (more…)
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posted on December 2nd, 2009 ·
Last week, my cousin sister told me that she loves the werewolf in Twilight: New Moon. Not the fury animal, but the actor she was talking about, but Taylor Lautner (Jacob) who has spent most of his screen time shirtless showing his well toned muscles and 6-pack abs. Coincidentally, one of the blog readers (Rodrigo) have also suggested me to have a go on the topic on how Taylor Lautner built his body.
If you are a fan of Twilight, you know that Jacob was only a small part in the first movie, then he became a major figure in New Moon. Since Edward Cullen is absent for much in Twilight: New Moon, it is really Jacob who is the male lead in the film, as the werewolf competitor for Bella Swan’s heart. (more…)
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