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Don’t believe infomercials promising a buff body with quick-fix “miracles.” There are no miracles, but with the Pritikin Exercise Program you will discover that regular exercise can be simple and practical – and very effective.

How To Do Crunches Without Hurting Yourself

Combined with a comprehensive fitness plan and an excellent food plan like the diet-and-exercise program taught at Pritikin, your stomach will get flatter and tighter. No promises, but there may even be an abdominal six-pack in your future.

One Arm Dumbbell Row: Strengthen Your Back Without Pain or Injury

From exercise physiologists Ivan Ferran, Jamie Costello, and Jackie Gavino at the Pritikin Longevity Center, get tips on how to strengthen your back without pain or risk of injury. Strengthen Your Back Without Pain or Injury A well-executed one arm dumbbell row builds a strong back. It all strengthens your shoulders, upper arms, and core….

Calf Raises | How To Shape Up Your Legs Without Pain

Calf raises are a relatively simple exercise with important benefits when you walk, run, or climb. That’s why it’s so important to learn how do them without hurting yourself. They’ve very beneficial for improving and maintaining your balance, which can help you avoid injuries from falling.

Chest Press | Tone Your Upper Body Without Pain or Injury

Whether it’s a bag of groceries, a piece of furniture, or your kids, the chest press can help you lift and carry them with greater ease and less likelihood of injury. A stronger core also improves your posture and balance. But it’s important to do chest presses correctly. Do them wrong, and you’re headed for pain and possible injury.

Knee Pain | Causes, Treatment & Relief

Knee Pain | Causes, Treatment & Relief

You really want to start exercising and shed some weight, but every time you set out for a walk, it hurts. Your knees are not happy. From knee pain experts at the Pritikin Longevity Center, get insights on why your knees might be suffering, and what you can do about it.

How To Do Squats Without Knee Pain

To help you get into proper form, imagine that you’re sitting down in a chair and getting back up again. You’re mostly using your hips, right? The squat is a hips movement. Think of the knees as just going along as passengers, not the drivers.

How To Loosen Hips and Hamstrings

“Men seem to have hips and hamstrings that are especially tight and full of tension,” observes Liza Pitsirilos, yoga instructor at the Pritikin Longevity Center in Miami, “So it’s a huge gift when that tension and discomfort can disappear.”

Basic 8 Exercises

The Base 8 program should be done 2-3x/week with 48-72 hrs. recovery between workouts. Perform 2-3 sets of 8-12 reps at an intensity of 7-9 on a 1-10 scale of effort. Correct form is key to results and avoiding injury. If you can get to 15 reps easily on the final set, add weight for…

The Best Workout For Burning Fat:
Metabolic Conditioning

Metabolic Conditioning is the Best Workout For Burning Fat

From a fat-burning standpoint, “Metabolic Conditioning can’t be beat,” states Jamie Costello, Fitness Director at the Pritikin Longevity Center in Miami. That’s because Metabolic Conditioning not only optimizes fat burning during the exercise session, it also keeps our metabolisms elevated long after the workout has ended.

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