Try this 20-exercise functional-fitness training workout with sprints – and help your body reach peak conditioning! You can burn more calories with sprints. Get lean and strong! Sprinting is an excellent way to wake up a sluggish metabolism so that it can burn fat … [Read more...] about Sprints and Cone Drills for a Trim Body
Human understanding of physical movement is reaching a new level of maturity. Science is helping us understand what techniques produce healthy results in the shortest amount of time.
Professional coaches and exercise kinesiologists are also contributing to the field with their practical, hands-on experience working with athletes. This section of Over Fifty and Fit reveals evidence-based fitness techniques that improve strength, symmetry, posture, agility, balance, mobility, and appearance.
Your leg muscles are the largest groups of muscle fiber in your body. It's important to train your thighs and booty often. Exercising those muscle groups – quadricep, hamstring, the booty (gluteus maximus), inner thigh (adductor), outer thigh (abductor), and calf – … [Read more...] about Thighs & Booty: How to Use Dumbbells to Firm and Chisel Your Leg Muscles
The Battle Rope is a simple piece of fitness equipment that can help you accomplish great things. Use the battle rope strategically and you can create a body that is lean, powerful, and well-shaped. Athletes typically add one or two battle rope exercises to their … [Read more...] about 16 Battle Rope Exercises for a Lean, Powerful Body
Being barefoot on the beach can help you become healthier – and exercising in the sand has unique advantages. There are hundreds of muscles, ligaments and tendons in the human foot. These "primate muscles" are there for a reason. Nature intended them to be supple and … [Read more...] about The Beach Workout: Try These Barefoot Sand Drills to Get Healthier
Using a foam roller to warm-up your joints and muscles is a winning idea. Try these flexibility movements. One of the fitness mistakes people make most often is neglecting to warm-up their body sufficiently for an impending workout. A foam roller provides the perfect … [Read more...] about The Foam Roller Warm-Up – Prime Your Body for Exercise
This simple Resistance Ring can help you sculpt and firm your entire body. The magic circle is a highly effective piece of pilates apparatus for calisthenics. When used correctly, the magic circle is a resistance ring that can help shape and firm the muscles of … [Read more...] about 11 Calisthenics with the Pilates Magic Circle that Improve Muscle Tone
Mobility maneuvers help keep your joints supple so that you walk better, have better posture, and reduce risk of injury. Improving flexibility is an important part of your successful-aging strategy. How do your joints and spine feel upon rising in the morning … [Read more...] about 11 Mobility Maneuvers to Help Keep Your Joints Supple
Your body's lower-body muscles will respond to exercises done with resistance bands. What follows is an entire workout using resistance bands to sculpt the muscles of your lower body and help them become stronger and firmer – and more defined and … [Read more...] about Try This Lower-Body Workout Using Resistance Bands
The glutes are meant to be strong in human beings. The gluteus group is built from three muscles – maximus, medius, and minimus. The maximus is intended to be among the most powerful of our body's muscles. The gluteal muscles that comprise a person's buttocks are … [Read more...] about Glutes! 13 Exercises for Firm Buttocks and Symmetrically Developed Legs
Call it whatever you want – fitness park, outdoor gym, fitness trail, parcourse, fitness court, or simply "playground for grown-ups" – the point is that fresh-air workouts seem to be making a big comeback. Here are 5 different workouts that you can try at your local … [Read more...] about How to Train in a Fitness Park (and have a blast doing it)