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Legs Workout (17) – Single Leg Squat

posted on December 27th, 2013 ·


I just learned about single leg squat few months ago.  Initially, I thought it was just an alternative to barbell squat.  But after doing it for weeks, I realized that it should be the other way round.  Yes, even without added weight, single leg squat build strong muscular legs.   Though most leg exercises involve two legs, like leg raises, leg extensions or leg curls, most sport skills are performed one one leg.  If you take a closer look at jumping, running or kicking ball which you will use one of the legs at one time to push yourself. (more…)

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Legs Workout (16) – Standing Calves Raise

posted on December 22nd, 2013 ·


Calf muscles are often neglected as many people tend to focus larger thigh muscles.  For athlete who wants optimum propulsive power to run, lower legs are crucial.  Therefore, it is important to train that muscle.  Standing calves raise is another great low leg workout.  Generally, calf muscles are made up of gastrocnemius and soleus.  Seated calf raise challenges your soleus muscle whereas standing calf raise emphasises the gastrocnemius muscle.



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Top 5 Women Weight Lifting Myths

posted on December 13th, 2013 ·


Many gym goers are loaded with information or advice about weight lifting for women.  More often than not, most are bad ones.  The other day I heard that running is bad for women because the running motion will make one drop her ovary!  Hearing this myth is somewhat disheartening, knowing that many beginners are asking the wrong person for bad advice.  The other day, I was once again being told that steam bath will help one to lose weight easily without dieting or exercising.  Sigh.

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How To Lift Heavy Object From Floor With Proper Form?

posted on December 7th, 2013 ·


When I was in the gym this afternoon, I saw a fellow gym member lifting a very heavy dumbbell from the floor using a wrong technique. Before I was fast enough to advise him not to pull that weight up, he has already done so. Fortunately, nothing bad took place.

I pay much attention to avoid getting back injury. Why? After you have ever hurt your back, it becomes more vulnerable to future injury. So, it should be best avoided at all costs.

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If You Ever Want To Run Barefoot, You Should Try Vibram FiveFingers

posted on November 30th, 2013 ·


When I first looked at Vibram FiveFingers, I laughed. I thought they are aqua shoes or shoes tailored made for Spiderman or probably for Ninja? They look so weird that I keep asking my friend, “Can you run in those shoes?”  I really could not imagine myself in that shoes.

Vibram FiveFingers are indeed shoes.  They have five toe cutouts.  That is why some people refer to them as “toe shoes”.  They were originally developed as “barefoot alternative” for boaters, kayakers and yogis. These shoes were named by Time Magazine as one of the best inventions in year 2007.  The shoes have caught on with runners and professional athletes. (more…)

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Review of Ab Coaster – The So Called “Ab-Solutely Amazing” Abs Machine

posted on November 23rd, 2013 ·



Crunch is the most popular abdominal exercise. It is easy and all you need is a mat. Alternatively, for people who has strong arms, hanging leg lift is recommended as intense abdominal exercise. However, not every one can do that with perfect form because it is indeed hard to hang like like a gymnast.



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