For any beginners coming across Laurens Fitness looking for some exercises you can do at home, and some great workout routines… here you go. This is not for the advanced, this is a full body workout routine for beginners looking to improve their overall fitness and strength. If you couple this full body workout with [...]
There is always a time when you can’t get to the gym, or don’t have the hour or two to get there do the workout and get home. If you haven’t set your own home gym up, there is still a lot you can do. You won’t get you the gains that you will get from going to the gym, lifting weights and completing your full program, but they certainly aren’t easy, and will at least help you maintain your work, and take no time at all…which means no excuses.
As a general rule, when working, lifting and exercising we are stressing the same muscles and movements. This repeat stress can lead to overworked muscles and consequently tightness and trigger points. I don’t need to go through this again though, it’s all covered in Part 1. The lower body has many common trigger points. Most [...]
Feeling sore, tight and fatigued? You’ve stretched until the cows came home but you really don’t feel any better. You’ve deloaded, done your recovery session, even taken a hot bath. You know what you need is some deep, hard, painful soft tissue work. Oh how nice a massage would be right now. The problem is not all of us have the time or the money to invest in some good soft tissue work. Want a cheap yet extremely effective way to get rid of your aches and pains? Go out to your backyard and steal your dogs tennis ball…with a little understanding and application, this little baby is going to become your new best friend.
Tight Hip Flexors can be a big problem, and so easy to get. In a previous post, Pain At The Desk, we saw how sitting down affects your hip flexors. I know when I sit at the computer too long, I tighten up very quickly, and after a long flight from Down Under to Europe I’m as tight as a drum.
Core strength is the buzz word these days, but very few people know what it actually is. When you think of the core, abs automatically come to mind. However the core muscles actually consist of all the muscles that run the length of the trunk and the torso. This includes a ton of ab, back, [...]
Doing the right warm up exercises will not only help you perform better and reduce your chance of injuries, but in many cases they actually contribute a lot to the workout or act as a great recovery session. These 37 dynamic warm up exercises will get you mobile and ready for nearly any activity. Check [...]
No wait, make that 150 pounds! I had the pleasure to interview Fred from Fat2FitFred.com, who has lost an amazing 150 pounds. After changing his lifestyle around with healthy food choices and exercise (yes, it works) he has lost an insane amount of weight, completed 2 marathons plus many other distance races, and kept it [...]
Ask ten women what their fitness goals are and nine of them are going to tell you “I want to get more toned”. As I quickly try to interject I almost always get interrupted with, “you know I want to be toned, but not bulky like those weight lifter women”. First lets get rid of [...]
Want to get fit but can’t seem to get off the couch? No problem, you can start from there. This beginners at home workout allows you to get your exercise done quickly, effectively and with zero expense. There is no more excuse not to get started. Something different for regular readers today, picture format. How [...]
Working out at home does work, and I have proof. No Equipment No Excuses has only been out for two months and already I have had tons of feedback on how much people are loving it. Not only am I getting great feedback, I’m also getting some pretty sweet results. Here are two readers who [...]
It is a simple fact of life that it gets harder and harder for you to lose weight as you age. If you have spent a large part of your life fighting the battle of the bulge, you may be noticing that losing weight after 40 is even more of a challenge. Just because it [...]
Tight hip flexors are a common complaint and cause of back pain. When we talk about hip flexors we are looking at the Psoas, Illiacus and the Rectus Femoris. When these muscles get tight back pain can follow. There are two common reasons why you get tight hip flexors. Let’s take a look. Hip Flexor [...]
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Hey guys, we are back with another short guest post from someone who really knows what they are doing in the nutrition world. Mike Kesthely is the owner over at Dynamic Nutrition, you can contact him at [email protected] or follow him over on facebook. I have been talking to him recently about his philosophies and [...]