A workout spotter is someone who is available to assist in a lift or exercise if needed. Spotters are needed when a person is lifting free weights or performing any exercise where a high risk of injury is present. Having a spotter present helps reduce the risk of injury in several ways. They can help lift the weight if it is too heavy or cumbersome to be lifted efficiently. Secondly, they can guide a lifter’s movements to ensure proper lifting technique and maintain a steady rhythm during the lift. Jerking movements can throw a lift off balance, resulting in injury and damage to the equipment.
When your jeans are not fitting the way they used to, or your swimsuit bottoms have a little extra hanging over the top, you feel it is time to make a change. The muffin top did not appear overnight, so do not expect it to disappear quickly, but with time and dedication, you can make the muffin disappear.
Do you have a few stubborn pounds you’d like to lose? If so, you may be starting a diet in the near future. However, past diet failures may have drained your confidence. If you can relate, the following 5 tips may help you achieve lasting success this time.
Do you want to exercise in silence or exercise while listening to the Simon & Garfunkel song “The Sound of Silence?” I’m guessing you prefer the latter alternative. Did you know, though, that studies also show that people’s preference for exercising while listening to music translates into a better workout?
You haven’t swum in years. There’s a swimming pool at the gym you go to, but you’re afraid of being embarrassed. It’s not that your physique is subpar. In fact, you’re in great shape. The problem is that you aren’t a good swimmer and you don’t know if the exercise is for you.
Staying healthy and active is important at any age, yet more than 13 million seniors are obese. No matter what age or physical condition you are in, there are many ways to get in shape and stay in shape to stay fit as you age. Here are six strategies to get you started.
Chances are good that you are one of millions Americans who reflect on the past year and make it a goal to change certain aspects of their lives through New Year’s resolutions. And one of the top resolutions made by Americans every year is a Fitness New Year’s Resolution, which is typically to lose weight or to improve their overall health.
We’ve all been there. We’ve all felt it—the realization that our goal hasn’t been met and the painful disappointment that we experience at the same time creates powerful negativity. This negativity can be so damaging that it keeps us from trying again or believing that we can have a different outcome. Ugh! I like to categorize this experience and emotional pain as a success obstacle.