Plank Mistakes That Make the Move Ineffective (and Potentially Painful)

Looking Up Looking up at a mirror or clock during your plank may help you check your form or stay on track, but it can also wreak havoc on your form, Whitney says. The key to a plank lies in keeping your entire body in a straight line from head to hips to heels. Glancing […]

Plank Mistakes That Make the Move Ineffective (and Potentially Painful)

Looking Up Looking up at a mirror or clock during your plank may help you check your form or stay on track, but it can also wreak havoc on your form, Whitney says. The key to a plank lies in keeping your entire body in a straight line from head to hips to heels. Glancing […]

Plank Mistakes That Make the Move Ineffective (and Potentially Painful)

Looking Up Looking up at a mirror or clock during your plank may help you check your form or stay on track, but it can also wreak havoc on your form, Whitney says. The key to a plank lies in keeping your entire body in a straight line from head to hips to heels. Glancing […]

Plank Mistakes That Make the Move Ineffective (and Potentially Painful)

You’re Arching Your Back One of the most common plank mistakes is arching the lower back, says April Whitney, CSCS. As your core starts to fatigue, it’s common to let your midsection sag toward the ground, causing your back to fall out of alignment. Although this error doesn’t always cause immediate injury, this mistake causes stress […]

A 20-Minute Resistance Band Workout for a Tighter Core

There’s a good chance you’ve incorporated resistance bands into your at-home lower-body workouts. But these portable bands aren’t just for building bigger booties and gorgeous gams — they’re just as beneficial for boosting your ab burn too. Adding a resistance band to your ab routine can really help you slow down to focus on the […]

Don’t Just Sit There, Move!

 Weight control is possible without traditional exercise (though there’s no substitute for true exercise). Somehow during the last few decades, somewhere between 20 and 40 years of age, you’ve gained about 20 pounds. This didn’t have to happen–if you had walked an average of 150 more steps daily (which takes about three minutes) during a […]

Don’t Just Sit There, Move!

 Weight control is possible without traditional exercise (though there’s no substitute for true exercise). Somehow during the last few decades, somewhere between 20 and 40 years of age, you’ve gained about 20 pounds. This didn’t have to happen–if you had walked an average of 150 more steps daily (which takes about three minutes) during a […]

A 10-Minute Isometric Core Workout for a Slow but Serious Burn

Having six-pack abs would be nice, but a washboard tummy doesn’t always equate to a strong core — and a strong core is what’s important for overall health and fitness. Your core protects your spine and also initiates almost every movement: From standing up to walking to lying down, your core muscles — your abs, of course, […]

The 5 Hardest Ab Exercises You Can Do at Home

1. V-Ups Image Credit: LIVESTRONG.com/Mathew ForzagliaREGIONCoreTYPEStrength Start lying on the ground with your legs extended and held together, arms above your head, elbows along your ears.  Raise your legs, arms and torso a few inches off the ground, keeping your lower back flat on the floor. This is the starting position.  On an exhale, raise your […]

Stick With Your Weight-Loss Goals When You’re Stuck at Home

Whether you’re nursing a nagging cold, snowed in during a Nor’easter or practicing social distancing, odds are being stuck at home is disrupting your daily diet and gym routines. But just because you’re temporarily cooped up doesn’t mean all your efforts to drop unwanted pounds are doomed to fail. Contact me if you’re ready to […]

How to Get Started Working Out at Home

By Lauren Bedosky Updated September 12, 2019 Always make sure you start every at-home workout with a good warm-up session to avoid injury. There’s a lot to love about at-home workouts: They’re affordable, convenient and accessible to all fitness levels — beginners included. However, it can be a bit tougher to avoid distractions (phone, email, […]