Resistance Bands for Flabby Arms!

As you age you may notice a little extra flab on your arms.  This is also known as bat wings! Why is this happening, you may ask yourself.  The answer is... as we get older our fat has the tendency to increase and our lean muscle tend to decrease.  With age, our skin and connective tissue starts to lose it's elasticity.Extra body fat can cause sagging skin and depending on your body structure you may store fat in different areas.  In general, women tend to store more fat in their upper arms then men.  This is mainly due to hormones.How to Get Rid of Flabby ArmsUnfortunately there is no quick fix to get rid of flabby arms!  It will take some dedicated work.  You will need to do some strength training, cardio and eat a well balanced diet.  The harder you work during your cardio session the more calories you will burn.  Strength training consists of exercises that use weight such as dumbbells, resistance bands or…

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Resistance Bands for Runners, Who Knew?

Are you an avid runner?  Are you looking for ways to improve your running? How can you do this?  First thing is to not only run BUT to do some strength training! How Can Strength Training Help Your Running? To be a runner you need to be strong!  This is why it's essential to do some strength training.  Strength training strengthens your muscles and joints. The stronger your muscles and joints are, the less chance of having an injury.  The repeated movements involved with running can be hard on the body. Running beyond your current level of fitness can put muscles, tendons and ligaments under a lot of stress! Also keep in mind, the stronger you are the faster and longer you will be able to run!  The better shape you are in, you can maintain a higher intensity for longer periods of time and the less energy you will use!  If you want to run at your full potential you need to train! How Can Resistance…

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Band Assisted Pull Ups

Why Are Pull Ups SO Challenging?Pulls may look easy but once you try them you will soon learn they are very challenging! Many people have difficulty performing them even if they are in good shape.  It is a compound exercise that involves multiple muscle groups to work together.  It is one of the toughest body weight exercises out there and it requires a lot of upper body strength.  When you are performing a pull up you are lifting your entire body weight. If you weigh 150 lbs then you are lifting 150 lbs!!  Not many people can do that!How To Do A Proper Pull UpThe first step is to stand under a bar and grab it with both hands.  Your grip on the bar should be slightly shoulder width apart with your palms facing away from you.  Now you will hang from the bar.  When doing a pull up your whole body needs to be engaged.  You will want to engage your core (pull your belly button…

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Best Exercises for Weight Loss

It is true that you don't need to spend a fortune or invest a lot of time to lose weight.  You can do this in the comfort of your own home. There are a few important things to know!  I am going to share some of the best exercises for weight loss.  In my opinion, resistance bands are one of the best pieces of workout equipment out there and can be used for all exercise. Let me share how you can incorporate resistance bands into your workout to help you lose weight.  What is the best type of training you should be doing to lose weight? Let me tell you about each of these types of training and what I find work best. 1. Strength Training 2. Cardio Training 3. Circuit Training   Strength Training Strength training is a physical exercise that specializes in building muscular strength.  Strength training uses resistances to work muscles.  Since your body is comprised of muscles that help you push and pull you need to do…

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