Exercising and Working out
Shoulder shrugs & other exercises using your trapezoids can reduce chronic neck pain by 80%.
Four to six 30 second bursts of cardio are just as effective as an hour of training at a lower intensity.
At the top of your movement in a crunch, exhale forcefully to make your abs work harder.
Count your workout reps backwards. When you are at the end of a set, you will think about how many you have left to do instead of how many you've finished.
If you've injured your left leg, don't stop working out your right leg. Exercising even one body part stimulates the nerve fibres in the opposite limb, and helps recover an injury 10% faster.
During a lat pull down instead of putting your thumb around the bar, place it on top beside your index finger. This will decrease the involvement of arm muscles, and focus on strengthening the back muscles.
To buy the best work out shoes, shop late in the day. This is when your feet are the largest. Also, make sure there is a half inch space between your longest toe and the end of the shoes.
Use dumbbells, barbells, and machines in that order. Stabilizer muscles fatigue from dumbbells before your larger muscle groups do, making your smaller muscles need less help as you progress to machines.
When doing crunches, put your tongue on the roof of your mouth. This will help to align your head properly and reduce neck strain.
Most people figure that they need to set aside a full hour at once to get in the daily recommended amount of exercise. Not true! 5-10 minutes here and there throughout the day adds up. 5 minutes of push-ups and crunches in the morning, taking those 4 flights of stairs instead of the elevator; it adds up quick.