How To Do The French Press Using Dumbbells

Tuesday, June 12th, 2012

Here’s a nice demonstration of how to do the French Press with dumbbells from Roland at the Body Works Gym in Enniskillen. His form is spot on so watch carefully and learn the correct technique.

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Dumbbell Dead Lifts Demonstration

Friday, June 8th, 2012

In this demonstration video you can learn the correct technique for doing the Dead Lifts with Dumbbells. Roland kindly shows us how to execute the movements safely and for maximum progress. This is a great exercise to include in any home workout program.

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Calf Raises Using Dumbbells

Monday, June 4th, 2012

Here’s Roland showing the technique for doing Calf Raises with dumbbells (more…)

Dumbbell Bent Over Rows

Friday, June 1st, 2012

Roland kindly demonstrates the bent over row with dumbbells.

Points to note include:

  • A comfortable lying position on the bench
  • The movement is controlled and rhythmic
  • Breath in on the lowering, and out on the lift
  • Stretch the arms out as he lowers
  • Hands come close to the hips as he lifts

Go for it! (more…)

Choosing The Right Fitness Class For You – 6 Popular Choices

Saturday, May 26th, 2012

Choosing The Right Fitness Class For YouExercise is important for everybody, but a lot of people find it difficult to summon the discipline needed to work out regularly. If you’re one of them, a fitness class may be the perfect solution to your problem. Taking a class not only teaches you valuable fitness skills, it also gives you a schedule to live up to. Getting your money’s worth out of a class can be a powerful motivation! Below are some samples of the types of fitness courses that may be available to you. (more…)

Get Fit Safely And Reap The Benefits

Tuesday, May 22nd, 2012

Get Fit Slowly And SafelyExercise has always been a part of my life. As a youngster I wanted to try everything and throughout my school years, I was always involved in some form of team sport. The only time I remember being a bit of a couch potato was when I was a student, but even then I made up for my lack of formal exercise by walking or biking the three miles to college each day—even when I’d been out clubbing until 3 am.

After graduating and entering the working world, I always made a point of doing some form of exercise two or three times a week, whether it was swimming, hiking, or taking an exercise class, but I never really took the time to evaluate what I was doing or why I was doing it until now. (more…)

The History Of Sewing Machines

Saturday, May 19th, 2012

History Of Sewing MachinesFrom Hand Needles To Computerized Sewing Machines:

In this modern day of computers and technology, there are many devices taken for granted that are filled with rich history on how they came to be. Sewing machines for instance, have reached a point where they are computerized and can run with just a few simple programming techniques, having LCD screens built right into the machine.

Believe it or not, sewing has been around for more than 20,000 years. In it’s beginnings, thread was made from animal sinew and needles from the bones or horns from animals to sew animal hides and leather for clothing and shelter. It wasn’t until the 14th century that needles began being made of steel and by the 15th century the needles were eyed. (more…)

How Taking a Holistic Approach to Healing Can Help You Achieve Your Goals in Life More Easily

Wednesday, May 16th, 2012

Lost Your Zest For LifeHave you ever been told by someone that you’re apathetic? Have you mysteriously lost the desire to keep on doing the things that you used to enjoy doing? You know you’re a loving person, but why is that sometimes you feel so unloving and unresponsive to love, like you just can’t help it for no reason at all? And how come your poor brain can’t seem to stay alert or pay attention to the task at hand?

You know there’s nothing terribly wrong with you and you don’t want to blame yourself for anything, but how come you feel and act this way? If you look for conventional solutions you’d most probably be told that you need to see a shrink and take psych drugs for treatment. (more…)

The 3 Best On Line Shopping Tips For The Health Conscious

Monday, May 14th, 2012

Online Shopping TipsI’m a health nut who loves to shop on line. I am not one to knock traditional on-foot shopping as it does have it’s advantages. Personally, I’d rather take an actual whiff of a scent I’ve never tried before rather than engaging in an imaginary sniffing session prior to buying it on line.

But when it comes to finding the cheapest, but top-of-the-line, health products I’d say hands down that on line shopping is the better option. In this article I am going to sing the virtues of on-line shopping, and tell you what strategies to carry out to help you find the best deals when shopping for health products.

The history of on line shopping actually dates back to 1979 in the UK with the launch of Videotext (and later that year in the US via CompuServe and The Source). But the springtime of on line shopping took place during the so called “dot-com bust” in 2000, some years after the birth of the WorldWideWeb (1990), Netscape (1994) and Amazon.com (1995). (more…)

Choosing A Stainless Cookware Set for Your Home

Monday, November 7th, 2011

Stainless Cookware SetOver the years, trends in cookware have come and gone. But, one type of cookware has remained a standard, even as trends have faded. The stainless cookware set is still one of the most durable, reliable and economical choices for any kitchen.

Stainless steel cookware is so popular, in part, because it is scratch and ding resistant, so it can last and look great for a long time. It matches any décor and doesn’t have a coating, such as Teflon, that wears off over time and gets into your food.

Stainless steel is also non-reactive, which means none of the metal taste is imparted into your food. And, it comes in a wide variety of price ranges, so it suits any budget. Those reasons alone make it one of the best pots and pan sets you could choose, but there’s more to the story, and how do you know you’re choosing a top quality set? (more…)