Jan 25, 2009


The upper portion of the trapezius can be developed by elevating the shoulders. Common exercises for this movement are shoulder shrugs and upright rows. Middle fibers are developed by pulling shoulder blades together. Best exercises for this movement are rowing exercises and deadlifts. The lower part can be developed by drawing the shoulder blades downward while keeping the arms almost straight and stiff. This can be done in a pull-down station for example.

A person can feel the muscles of the superior trapezius become active by holding a weight in front of them in one hand, and with the other, touching the area between the shoulder and the neck. It is common for non-experienced gym users to focus mostly to the upper portion of the muscle, and thus forgetting the important middle part and creating muscle imbalances, which can heavily affect posture and compromise shoulder health.

Jan 23, 2009

How To Get A Firm Butt

The hip lift exercise is very effective butt exercise for toning and getting a firm butt. It puts the most focus on the glutes.

Advanced Prone Plank

Exercise for quadriceps and abs

Jan 15, 2009

Cardiovascular Training - Cardio Workouts

Jumping Rope

This video is from ShapeFit.com's cardio video workouts series. It explains the jump rope exercise and provides tips on how to perform the exercise correctly. Jumping rope is one of the best overall cardio exercises and burns serious calories in a short amount of time!

Jan 11, 2009

Calories in Burgers

A single-patty burger has 359 calories per serving, 20 grams of fat and 18 grams of protein.