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The Essential Upper Arm Shape-Up

Just because your upper arms are temporarily hidden under sweaters and jackets doesn't mean you should neglect them. Here's how to tone them with weights for better definition now and when they're fully back in view.

Hammer Curls: These are an effective variation of the bicep curl. Stand straight, a dumbbell in each hand, arms at your sides, wrists facing inward. Without moving...

A Workout to Shape Your Shoulders

Don't shrug off working your delts, the muscles of your shoulders. Besides assisting with good posture, strong shoulders help you lift and carry items with ease, and create excellent upper body definition for men and women alike.

Deltoid rows work not only your shoulders, but also your biceps, lats and the muscles of your middle back. Begin in a standing position, knees slightl...

The Surprising Benefits of Weight Training

The most common misconception about weight training is that it adds bulky muscle mass, a fear of some women. While elite male lifters can -- and want to -- get very developed, for most people the result is simply well-toned muscles.

Other benefits are increased mobility, more support for your joints and the ability to stay self-sufficient into your late years.

As an added b...

How to Get the Jiggle Out: 3 Exercises to Tone Your Upper Arms

Getting your upper arms in shape is a worthy ambition in any season, and the triceps are the muscles to target for a sleek look.

Toning them can be a challenge, but the "triceps extension" and variations of this key strength training move make up the core of an effective training routine.

For the basic triceps extension, lie flat on a mat with knees bent and hip-width apart...

Muscle Power Might Be Key to Long Life

If you want to celebrate many more birthdays, new research suggests you should speed up your weight-lifting routine.

Boosting muscle power, which is different than muscle strength, translated into longer lives, the Brazilian scientists said.

What exactly is the difference?

For example, climbing stairs requires muscle power -- the faster you climb, the more power yo...

Which Type of Exercise Might Lower Your Diabetes Risk?

Boosting your muscle strength could help ward off type 2 diabetes, a new study suggests.

Even moderate amounts of resistance exercise may help prevent type 2 diabetes, said the study's corresponding author, Duck-chul Lee. He's an associate professor of kinesiology at Iowa State University.

For the study, Lee's team tracked more than 4,500 adults, aged 20 to 100. The investig...

That Gift of Exercise Might Go to Waste

You might think the perfect gift for someone you love is a gym membership or a subscription to a healthy food plan, but you need to make sure the recipient will make use of them.

"As much as we may want to, we can't change people who are not ready to make changes in their own life," said Kara Shifler Bowers, a registered dietitian and a project manager for Penn State Health PRO Wellne...

Just a Little Weightlifting Can Help Your Heart

An hour or less of weightlifting each week might significantly cut your risk of heart attack or stroke, new research suggests.

Evaluating nearly 12,600 adults over more than a decade, scientists found that small amounts of resistance exercise weekly were linked to between 40 percent and 70 percent fewer cardiovascular events.

But doing more weightlifting didn't reduce these ...

Finding the Right Number of 'Reps' When Strength Training

When you first start strength training, almost any weight you lift will bring some results.

But also use this time to learn proper form, the American College of Sports Medicine advises. As you progress, you can zero in on the best amount of weight as well as the number of repetitions and sets of repetitions you do.

A general starting guideline for beginners is to choose a we...

An Expert's Guide to Avoiding Back Pain

Back pain is a common problem in the United States, but there are ways to protect yourself, an expert says.

"The back is a complex structure with many delicate parts, but with good judgment and healthy lifestyle habits -- including proper lifting, good posture and exercise -- it's possible to avoid common back pain caused by strained muscles," said Dr. Lawrence Lenke. He is director o...

5 Strength-Training Mistakes to Avoid

Developing lean muscle mass is important for everyone -- it can keep you active and independent throughout your life.

But to maximize the benefits of strength training, make sure you're not making these common mistakes.

Mistake number 1: Letting momentum drive your workout. If you power through repetitions at a rapid clip, chances are that you're using momentum rather than c...

Free Weights or Machines?

Resistance or strength training isn't just for bodybuilders -- it's for everyone, and it's essential to combat the natural tendency to lose muscle mass with age.

It also helps prevent bone loss and lowers body fat, blood pressure and cholesterol.

You can strengthen muscles with everything from resistance bands to heavy soup cans. But most people choose between machines or fr...

Weightlifting Injuries Common for Deployed U.S. Troops

An "alarming" number of weightlifting injuries occur among U.S. military personnel in combat zones, according to a new study.

Intense weightlifting workouts help the armed forces stay in peak condition during deployment. But surgeons reported that during four months in a forward field hospital, they treated nine active duty male members for pectoralis major tears that occurred during ...

Sorry Older Guys: Protein Binges Won't Boost Your Health

Lots of older men may think that feeling better and maintaining muscle is simply a matter of taking in more protein.

But a new study suggests that -- for sedentary older men, at least -- that just isn't true.

"It's amazing how little evidence there is around how much protein we need in our diet, especially the value of high-protein intake," said study lead researcher Dr. Sha...

Step Up Your Strength Training

Strength training is an essential part of a complete workout program. But whether you use free weights, machines or resistance bands, keep challenging your muscles by stepping up your routine as you progress.

Training with eight to 10 exercises that target all muscle groups should be done two or three times a week. But never work the same muscles on consecutive days -- your muscles ne...

Choosing the Right Home Weight Machine

Still looking for a New Year's resolution? Consider strength training. It's important for everyone, regardless of age, gender and how developed you do and don't want to get.

Strong muscles make everyday activities easier and allow you to maintain your independence throughout life.

But you don't have to go to a gym to get in these workouts. If you prefer machines to free wei...

Don't Be a Dumbbell: Work Out With Weights

Strength training needs to be part of every exercise plan, but you don't have to join a health club to reap its benefits.

You can create a state-of-the-art home gym, but an inexpensive approach will work just as well.

First, pick out a 10-by-10-foot space where you can exercise without tripping over or bumping into anything. It doesn't have to be a dedicated area as long as ...

What Exercise Regimen Is Best for Healthy Weight Loss in Seniors?

Seniors who want to lose weight should hit the weight room while they cut calories, a new study suggests.

Older folks who performed resistance training while dieting were able to lose fat but still preserve most of their lean muscle mass, compared with those who walked for exercise, researchers report.

"The thought is if you lose too much lean mass, that this will exacerbate...