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Justin Bieber’s workout routine is all about his upper body.
“We all want impressive chest and arms,” Bieber told Newsday, during his recent tour in Asia.
And for the pop star’s trainer, it’s all about adding more size to Bieber’s 5-foot-9, 137-pound frame.
“Justin was about 120 pounds when we started,” said personal trainer Patrick Nilsson. “I want to put at least 20 more pounds...Read more »
Staying healthy isn’t easy when you’re constantly on the go, but there are some simple tips that can keep you in line with your regular routine even when you’re far away from home.
In order to fulfill your fitness requirements during your days away, try some of these travel workout tips by the Mayo Clinic:
— Do your research. If you’re staying at a hotel or a resort, for example, look...Read more »
Are you ready to workout?
Then strap on your ankle weights, throw on your favorite tight white spandex pants, find some awesome background music and get ready to Prancercise.
Yep, you read right. Prancercise.
If you have no clue what I'm talking about, may I introduce the latest fitness "craze," which includes prancing around like a horse.
According to the Prancercise...Read more »
To most of the world, pyramids are synonymous with ancient Egypt, but to fitness buffs it’s the favored form of resistance training.
The name may be foreign to some, but pyramid training has struck the fitness scene as the most popular method of resistance training. Unlike those training methods that cause a muscle to fail in a single set, pyramids spark the same reaction over the course of...Read more »
I am not athletic by any means, but I’ve developed a love-hate relationship with Bikram Yoga (also called Hot Yoga).
The yoga practice involves a series of 26 body-bending poses, each repeated twice, done over a 90-minute period in a room heated to about 105 degrees with 40 percent humidity. What’s to hate, right?
But during my Bikram love cycles (my pattern involves a period of a few...Read more »
Here’s something to keep in mind: The art of resistance training -- if done correctly and with good form -- will not stunt growth.
For years the general fitness public has embraced the idea that resistance training posed a risk to adolescents because it could lead to stunted growth as a result of growth plate fractures.
While it is a reasonable concern, research says the problem is often...Read more »
If you’re the type to find exercising outdoors entirely too grueling during the hot and humid summer months, take advantage of a comparatively cool spring on Long Island this year to move your routine into the fresh air.
During spring, lower pollen levels and less-humid air makes breathing easier during outdoor fitness activities. Even though the possibility is not completely eliminated, there...Read more »
The beauty of the push-up is that its simplicity is matched only by its effectiveness. Effective, at least, until you get bored.
When done properly — that is, when done with your head aligned with your spine, a straight backside, a tight abdominal, hands positioned ever-so-slightly in front of your shoulders and elbows tucked in on the way down — it recruits almost every muscle in the body...Read more »
Considering adding yoga to your exercise regimen, but frightened by poses with names like "Balancing Stick?"
Unfortunately, though wildly popular, traditional forms of yoga are not always valid options for would-be yogis. Instead, individuals who have been looking for a softer alternative to floor yoga may consider chair yoga as a more viable option.
Though popular among elderly...Read more »