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How To Stop Neck Pain During Ab Crunches

How To Stop Neck Pain During Ab Crunches

Dear Wendy, I often have a difficult time finding a comfortable position for my neck when doing ab crunches, bicycles and so on. Can you offer some pointers to help me? – J. Dear J., I used to get nagging neck pain when doing ab work too – in fact, I ended...

This Quick TRX Workout Will Burn Fat and Make You Stronger

This Quick TRX Workout Will Burn Fat and Make You Stronger

Is there a suspension trainer hanging in your workout room, lonely and unused? Thinking of buying one, but want to make sure it's worth it? You'll be surprised how much you'll use your TRX suspension trainer once you learn a few new exercises ... and feel how...

This Q&D Workout Will Sculpt Your Arms and Shoulders

This Q&D Workout Will Sculpt Your Arms and Shoulders

So, it's a pretty big day around here. The pic below? Those are my cats, pretending to be street toughs. See the one on the right, with the patch of white chest hair? Yeah. That's Eddie (his sister Alex is on the left), and he's kind of been a pain in the...

Learn to Like Burpees (a Little) With This Simple Trick

Learn to Like Burpees (a Little) With This Simple Trick

What if I gave you one less reason to complain about burpees? I mean, I’m not expecting you to actually like them (although a trainer can dream, can't she?). But I'd settle for you hating them a little less. Because I have a little form tweak that can help make...

5 Killer Stacking Techniques That Will Ramp Up Your Workouts

5 Killer Stacking Techniques That Will Ramp Up Your Workouts

There’s a whiteboard in my training studio, and before every group training session I write the planned workout on it. This for two reasons: one, it helps me focus more on the clients than on thinking about what is coming next. And two, it lets the clients know what’s...

Try These 13 New Moves for Healthy, Strong, Supple Shoulders

Try These 13 New Moves for Healthy, Strong, Supple Shoulders

First, the good news: your shoulders are an amazing and complicated feat of anatomical engineering. They can move in nearly every plane of motion, up and down, side to side, and in circles in lots of different directions. But because they can move in so many different...

Cardio Confusion: How Much HIIT is Too Much?

Cardio Confusion: How Much HIIT is Too Much?

The other day I saw a post about a HIIT challenge on social media. Basically, it was all about doing a high-intensity interval training (HIIT) workout every day for a set number of days.  And I really didn't want to be Judge Judy .... but I did kind of slam down...

How to Sculpt a Strong Core: Try this 360-Degree Workout

How to Sculpt a Strong Core: Try this 360-Degree Workout

  Want to know how to sculpt a strong core, fast? You have to attack it from all directions: front, back, side and even from the top and the bottom. And since your core runs from your neck all the way down to your pelvis (in fact, some experts even include the...