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.
Do your prone leg lifts correctly, and you will begin to feel greater strength in your abdomen, hips, and back. Your hips will move with more ease and greater range of motion.
You’ll be able to stand and walk with greater confidence and grace. You’ll be able to stand with the crowd as long as it takes for your team to score the winning touchdown. You’ll likely be able to take longer walks on the beach or through the park, and simply enjoy the scenery without distracting pain or fear of injury.
“With strength training, your body—from calves and thighs to butt and stomach to chest and arms—will definitely look fitter and trimmer,” encourages Jamie Costello, MSC, Exercise Director at the renowned Pritikin Longevity Center in Miami. “But the key to all these benefits is not just doing strength exercises, but doing them right.”
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.
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 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.
For those of us who spend too much time behind our car’s steering wheel or bent over our keyboards and cell phones, the reverse fly can help rescue us from bad posture and a shaky balance.
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.
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.
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.
“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.”