In strength training, the squat is a compound, full body exercise that trains primarily the muscles of the thighs, hips and buttocks, quads (vastus lateralus medialis and intermedius), hamstrings, as well as strengthening the bones, ligaments and insertion of the tendons throughout the lower body. Squats are considered a vital exercise for increasing the strength and size of the legs and buttocks, as well as developing core strength. Isometrically, the lower back, the upper back, the abdominals, the trunk muscles, the costal muscles, and the shoulders and arms are all essential to the exercise and thus are trained when squatting with proper form.
The Choose to Lose Diet program is rated 3/5 Choose to Lose Diet Review: Background The Choose to Lose diet book was created by Nancy Goor and Dr. Ron Goor. The book was created for people who are looking for more than just a list of foods that they can or cannot eat to lose [...]
With the increasing focus on eating and living healthier, a number of people are turning to healthy diet chart for weight loss. Dieting is a term that means different things to different people and each of these variants have their own charm and benefits. Just the same, almost all of them come with their own [...]
In this fast-paced world of everyone always on the go and having to work long days to support themselves, many people who want to eat healthy struggle because they have limited time to prepare meals and therefore rely on fast food (which can be healthy depending on what you eat) or less-than-ideal foods. With the [...]
A study that is published in PLoS Medicine shows that people with a genetic predisposition for cardiovascular disease can substantially lower their heart attack risks with a diet composed mostly of vegetables, fruits and berries. Actually, the study states that these people can reduce their heart attack risks to the same level as those without [...]
Many people use some type of anti wrinkle eye gel around their eyes to try to reduce the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, puffiness, and dark circles. It is common to just use the same cream or gel on the eyes as on the face but using the same product on your eyes that you [...]
What are the pros and cons of weight training?
As to any exercise there are the pros and the cons, the advantage and disadvantages. When it comes to weight training the first di...
Which foods help boost my metabolism?
Eat a very small meal that includes fat burning foods every 2-3 waking hours; this will increase metabolism. In addition, drinking...
Glute Bridges on the Balance Pad
Lie on your back on a mat or on the floor with your heels on a balance pad. Your arms should be relaxed at your sides. To make t...
When working out, should I load up on supplements?
A dietary supplement, also known as a food supplement or nutritional supplement, is a preparation intended to supplement a diet an...
What is the recommended carbs intake per day?
There are two answers. One answer is for those who wish to lose weight and one answer is for those who do not wish to lose weight....
Amino acids are the building blocks of protein and also muscle tissue. And they also play a major part in physiological processes ...
SUPERSETSSupersetsSupersets are one of my favorite advanced muscle building techniques. A “superset” is when you do two or m...
That Keeps Us Fat Hormone
Ever wondered why when going on diet to cut body fat that you get to a certain level of body fat percentage and then no matter wha...
Slim Body and Protein bars
Most people want to shed extra pounds and get a slim and toned body. This can be possible only if one loses weight. The best way y...
While glycerine is metabolized on the order of a carbohydrate, it does not act completely in the body, physiologically, like a sim...