Perfect Form: Wide Grip Pull Up

Technique Take an overhand grip on a high horizontal bar with your hands placed 7-10 inches wider than your shoulders. Fully extend your arms and relax your shoulder muscles to stretch your lats. Inhale slightly more than usual and hold your breath as you begin to pull up. Raise your shoulders first while holding your […]

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Abs & Low Back: Supporting Cast

We ogle them, we obsess about them and we’re constantly holding them in. We look at them as a benchmark of superior fitness. We’re talking about abs, of course. But do you realize that it would be impossible to have fantastic abs without a strong and supportive low back? This is based on the fact […]

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Back: Stand Tall

One of the most revealing characteristics of a person is the way she carries herself. Body language can speak louder than words, and confidence emanates from a woman who holds her head and chest high and her shoulders back. After all, how much strength and conviction rises from a person who walks and sits with […]

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Chest: press for success

No whole-body training guide would be complete without a chest workout. Chest exercises work the pecs, a slang weight-training term for the pectoralis major and pectoralis minor muscles. These two chest muscles work together and act as prime movers. The movement of the press – bringing the arms close together toward the midline of the […]

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Butt Busters

To many women’s dismay, no other bodypart seems to draw as much attention – good and bad – as the backside. Alas, you can’t buy a nice butt or fake a great tush, and we have Mother Nature to thank for our ability to store bodyfat more easily on our hips and thighs than anywhere […]

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