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
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.
Get firm and flexible! This 17-exercise mat program requires no equipment or gym membership. The best workouts are the ones that make you functionally fit – not just isolating the major muscle groups but also engaging the smaller, stabilizing muscles, too. Mat … [Read more...] about Mat Exercise Program for Strength and Flexibility – A No-Gym Workout
The Pinterest discovery engine makes it easy to save images and videos onto Boards and Sections – to help you remember those interesting new exercises the next time you workout. My least favorite part of exercise is not the doing of it – it's the planning of it (what … [Read more...] about How to Plan and Organize Your Workouts Using Pinterest
You can have better arms! You will build lean strength in your biceps and triceps if you exercise them strategically. Below is a complete arm workout comprised of 17 exercises that can be completed in under an hour. Do this unique workout once each week and you … [Read more...] about Better Arms: 17 Exercises to Build Lean Strength in Your Biceps and Triceps
How developed are your chest muscles? The downside to having weak pectorals – for both women and men – is that the chest area of the human body is particularly prone to the ravages of gravity, and without strong chest muscles the area can start to look droopy. Below is … [Read more...] about Chest Workout: 11 Resistance-Training Movements to Develop Your Pectoral Muscles
A 15-exercise, calorie-burning workout to sculpt your major muscle groups and firm your core – perfect for women or men, beginners or advanced. The body-weight suspension-training movement has achieved significant popularity in the last ten years. Today, almost … [Read more...] about TRX Suspension Training Body-Weight Exercises You Can Do Outside to Get Fit
The magic circle is a highly effective piece of pilates apparatus for calisthenics. When used correctly, the magic circle can help shape and firm the muscles of the human body. Dane Findley, age 53, uses his magic circle to sculpt, strengthen, and … [Read more...] about 11 Calisthenics with the Pilates Magic Circle that Improve Muscle Tone
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
Try These 16 Exercises Using Wrist and Ankle Weights to Develop Strength, Shape, and Definition in Your Thighs and Abdominals. Ankle weights can be a highly effective and fun weapon in your fitness arsenal. Use ankle weights to fight – and win – the war on weak, … [Read more...] about Use Ankle Weights to Sculpt Your Physique
After I turned fifty I decided to make a fitness comeback. I liked the idea of being in the second half of my lifespan and yet being in the best shape of my adult life. I wondered, what would it be like to feel better than I ever have before? As this new goal … [Read more...] about How to Plan Your Fitness Comeback