Browsing articles tagged with " women"
Oct
13
2012

Two mistakes women make at the gym

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No strength training The biggest mistake women can make in the gym is avoiding strength training. While the treadmill and spinning bikes get consistent use, the barbell and dumbbells are often neglected. As a trainer, I've noticed many women gravitate toward the 3-pound dumbbells for 15-25 repetitions. Most studies have found the average women's handbag [...]

Sep
14
2012

Swing to slim down

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Over the last decade or so, the kettlebell has enjoyed a successful reintroduction into the fitness industry. Kettlebell exercises are usually fast paced, are technically relatively simple, and tend to involve the whole body; the foundational kettlebell exercise, the swing, provides an excellent example of this.  The swing exercise is initiated by driving the hips [...]

Sep
13
2012

Tips to prevent bone loss

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Slips and falls are common with the ice and outdoor activities Lake Tahoe residents are accustom to. However, for people with osteoporosis falling down can lead to devastating results. Osteoporosis is the thinning of bone tissue and loss of bone density over time, and it is a major health concern.  According to a 2004 report [...]

Jul
10
2012

Lift weights for weight loss

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Fat loss is all about caloric expenditure. We must burn more calories than we take in. While on the quest for fat loss, many people place far too much focus on how many calories they are burning during their exercise sessions. If you train in the proper way, you can actually greatly enhance the total [...]