The body-weight suspension-training movement has achieved significant popularity in the last ten years. Today, almost all gyms currently have one or two sets of "straps" hanging from a bar or wall hook. However, one of the biggest benefits of a suspension … [Read more...] about TRX Suspension Training Body-Weight Exercises You Can Do Outside to Get Fit
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.
The kettlebell is a simple piece of fitness equipment that has been around for centuries. The genius of the kettlebell is that you only need one to give yourself a great workout. They're small and inexpensive, yet highly effective for building muscular endurance and … [Read more...] about Kettlebell for Beginners – 12 Exercise Ideas for a Defined, Sculpted Body
There are four lifestyle factors that are proven to determine your posture, weight, overall health, and the ability to feel joy often. The four lifestyle factors that will improve your daily quality of life are: strategic physical activity anti-inflammatory … [Read more...] about Posture and Weight Determined by 4 Lifestyle Factors, Says New Research
The magic circle is a highly effective piece of pilates apparatus. When used correctly, the magic circle can help shape and firm the muscles of the human body. Pilates is a specific type of body conditioning that includes calisthenics. These calisthenic … [Read more...] about 11 Calisthenics with the Pilates Magic Circle that Improve Muscle Tone
Plyometrics is a type of exercise-training designed to produce fast, powerful movements. Basically, it's a fancy way of saying, "jump!" The end result from jumping exercises done safely and consistently is: stronger, shapelier thigh muscles firmer, … [Read more...] about Plyometrics! 11 Jumping Exercises for Stronger Legs
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 … [Read more...] about Glutes! 13 Exercises for Firm Buttocks and Symmetrically Developed Legs
A stability ball is a highly beneficial workout tool for full-body fitness training. Though most people only use it to do crunches, there are many other important strengthening exercises that can be done with a stability ball. The reason the stability ball can be … [Read more...] about 14 Stability Ball Exercises for Full-Body Strengthening
The longevity lifestyle is a way of approaching life that sees health-improvement as an enjoyable and worthwhile endeavor. People who live the longevity lifestyle have a mindset toward prevention. A prevention mindset is an outlook – a way of orienting the … [Read more...] about What is the Longevity Lifestyle?
Here are some intelligent, useful ideas for creating your healthiest body yet – even after the age of 50. People can look beautiful in a variety of shapes and sizes; however, science is helping us to understand that inflammation can accelerate aging within the human … [Read more...] about How I Created My Healthiest Body Yet at Age 52 (and How You Might, Too)
High-Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) is a highly effective style of workout that encourages lean muscle growth – while also burning the body's fat stores. Interval training out in the fresh air – such as our local, neighborhood park – is a highly enjoyable way … [Read more...] about 9 Ideas for a Fun and Effective Outdoor HIIT Workout at Your Local Park