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The Best Exercise Equipment for Toning Your Hips

When it comes to toning your hips you'll need to choose resistance equipment that allows you to work all the major muscle groups in this area. These muscle groups include the glutes (buttocks), quadriceps, and hamstrings in addition to the…

How to Incorporate Resistance Training Into Your Workouts

Having a solid resistance (weight) training routine is critical for weight loss, long-term weight management, and overall good health. This type of training inherently builds lean muscle mass in the body, which is an integral component of…

Six of the Best Exercises for Sculpting Lean Arms

Women often ask me "how do I get rid of this?", pointing to the flab on their arms and around their shoulders. Some even wiggle their arms for me in order to emphasize the point. If you have excessive flab around your arms and shoulders, the…

Effective Ways to Use a Leg Press Machine

The leg press machine is a very diverse piece of equipment that allows you to perform a variety of exercises for your lower body, primarily your glutes, thighs, and legs. Check out this clip to see some of the best ways to use a leg press machine. Related…

How to Perform the Military Press on a Swiss Ball

The military press is a great exercise for strengthening your shoulder muscles and it also works the triceps located in the back of your arm. By performing the military press on a Swiss ball you can really activate your core muscles, which improves…

Performing Lunges on a Smith Machine

Lunges are one of the most effective compound exercises for working the muscles of your hips, thighs, and butt. Performing lunges on a Smith machine allows for greater control and stability during the movement. Check out this video clip and…

Different Types of Weight Training Equipment

When it comes to weight training, you need to choose exercises and equipment that tax all the major muscle groups of your upper and lower body. A good weight training routine should include at least eight different exercises which can easily…

Alternative Exercises to the Bench Press

While the bench press is one of the most effective exercises for building and sculpting the muscles of your chest, it's often quite difficult for beginners to perform. There are some good alternatives to the bench press. Check out this video…

5 Reasons Why Resistance Training Is Necessary for Weight Loss

Many weight loss seekers tend to avoid resistance training (weight lifting) for a fear of "bulking up" or "getting bigger". But, in spite of what many believe, this type of training is absolutely critical for long-term weight management and…

How To Get Your Sexy Back

The back workout should indeed be one of the most extensive during resistance (weight) training yet many people only work a very small fraction of their back. This holds especially true for women. Strong, well-developed back muscles are critical…

The Best Way to Use a Leg Press Machine

Most health clubs and gyms are packed full of the newest weight lifting equipment. A particularly diverse piece of equipment that I'm often asked about is the leg press machine. As implied by its name, the leg press is primarily designed to…

How To Determine Loads, Repetitions and Sets During Weight Training

Weight training fundamentals tend to be a real mystery for many people. This holds especially true when it comes to determining 'how much resistance' and 'how many times' for a given exercise. Whether you're looking to increase the effectiveness…

Tone Up in 10 Minutes at Home

If you're trying to lose weight or simply maintain your current body weight, resistance training is an absolute must! In addition to enhancing muscle tone, definition and strength, this type of training can substantially boost the metabolic…
Sample Weight Training Log

Sample Weight Training Log

Measuring your progress during weight training is a great way to reinforce achievement of your goals. Measuring your progress during weight training is a great way to reinforce achievement of your goals. A training log is one of many common…
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How To Establish Your Weight Training Goals and Schedule

Defining and setting your personal weight training goals is an essential first step in the process of establishing a solid workout routine. When establishing your initial goals, I recommend first focusing on the reason(s) you're engaging in…

How To Choose Your Weight Training Equipment and Exercises

Establishing a solid weight training plan requires strategic selection of your exercises and equipment. I highly recommend that you first establish your weight training goals before even attempting to do this. Time and time again I…

A Simple, Effective Abdominal Workout

Most exercisers are completely obsessed with abdominal training. But, over the years, I've found that many don't know anything about their 'ab' muscles, let alone how best to work them. So, before I delve into a full explanation of the latter,…

Building a Sculpted Upper Body with Weight Training

Having a solid resistance (weight) training routine is critical for weight loss, long-term weight management, and overall good health. Regularly performing a combination of both upper and lower body exercises is also crucial, the former of…

Building a Sculpted Lower Body with Weight Training

Having a solid resistance (weight) training routine is critical for weight loss, long-term weight management, and optimal health. Regularly performing a combination of both upper and lower body exercises is also crucial, the latter of which…

8 Reasons Why Women Should Weight Train

Are you skeptical about weight training? Do you think it’s too hard or that it’ll bulk you up? Perhaps, you just find cardio exercise to be a better use of your precious workout time. For a lot of women, the answer to these questions…