Learn how the dietary needs of a pregnant body change through the trimesters and with exercise.
Morning Strength Workouts
Free weights (dumbbells and barbells) add resistance to exercises, thus stimulating your muscles to gain in strength, size, or endurance, depending on how you tailor the exercises to your individual goals.
Nordic Walking for Total Fitness
Increase endurance, strength, flexibility, and agility
The Strength Training Anatomy Workout
Going to the gym can be tedious. You have to get dressed, drive to the gym, and change into your workout clothes.
ACSM's Health/Fitness Facility Standards and Guidelines 4th Edition eBook
Saunas, steam rooms, and whirlpools are all potentially high-risk areas to members and users because of the high temperatures and humidity that are generated in these spaces.
ACSM's Guide to Exercise and Cancer Survivorship eBook
Because fruits and vegetables are loaded with both fiber and water, they enhance satiety, are low in calories, and may promote healthy weight management.
For endurance athletes, the normal progression of fitness begins by developing a good aerobic base (see figure 3.1).
Conditioning to the Core
The muscular structures of the abdominal and back regions play a dominant role in postural control, lumbar stabilization, and proprioception (what we call total body balance). As we have said, a well-functioning core can help reduce the risk and severity of injury and promote greater efficiency.
Dumbbell Training eBook
Total-body exercises, those using the major muscles groups in both the lower and upper body, are the weightlifting movements, better known as Olympic lifts.
There may be no exercise better suited for improving vertical leap than the depth jump. There also may be no exercise more demanding on your ankle and knee joints. Be sure to have mastered box jumps and bounding drills before taking on the depth jump. And when you do tackle this movement, start off on a low box (12 inches [30 cm] or lower), and limit the number of contacts until you gain experience with the exercise.