May 14, 2013 / Category: Fitness Advisor
Summer is just around the corner, which means sleeveless tops and days at the beach can’t be far away either. Get toned and strong arms with classic free weight and bodyweight exercises. Use these tips to work your triceps, biceps and shoulders to get the definition you desire.
Front Shoulder Raise: You might as well call this exercise the “tank top toner.” Stand with your feet hip-width apart, holding weights down in front of your thighs with your palms facing you. Keeping your elbows slightly bent, raise your arms up in front of you until they are parallel to the floor. Don’t shrug. Keep your shoulders relaxed and don’t raise your arms above shoulder level. Lower back to starting position and repeat.
August 09, 2012 / Category: Fitness Advisor
You’ve asked and we’ve got the answers to your most pressing summer workout questions. Have a question you want answered by the Life Fitness Academy trainers in future posts? Leave a comment below!
Q: Am I sweating too much or not enough?
August 06, 2012 / Category: Hammer Strength
As athletes begin pre-season training and summer temperatures continue to climb, the danger of dehydration has become a hot topic.
Reading the paper a few weeks ago, I cringed at the Fort Hayes, Kan. forecast of 112 degrees along with the other record July temperatures set in cities across the U.S. I couldn’t help but think of the athletes. So I reached out to some coaches and friends of Hammer Strength to find out what they are doing to prepare athletes for this extreme heat.