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.
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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.
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.”
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…
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.
Do fitness trackers like Fitbits work? Do they help you lose weight and keep it off? You’d sure think so if you listened to the hype. They “redefine fitness,” exalts the Fitbit website. True? Find out what recently-published research says.
Knowing your resting metabolic rate can help you to safely make lifestyle and diet changes that cater toward your desired weight-loss goal.