Articles on Exercise & Fitness

Designing Your Own Weight Training Program

The keys to designing an effective resistance exercise routine are balance and variety. Balance applies not only to how often you work each muscle group but also to how you work each part of the individual muscle. As you can see in EMG’s exercise videos, each exercise can work different parts of a single muscle… Read more

Abdominal Muscles

The abdominal wall is composed of 3 major muscle groups: the rectus abdominis, the obliques, and the transversus abdominis. Each group is shown below along with a brief description. Abdominal/core exercises will train these muscles either in isolation, working to correct areas of isolated weakness, or in combination, working to strengthen motions that resemble everyday… Read more

10 Exercises for Lower Back Pain

10 Exercises for Lower Back Pain

The lower back supports the entire upper body. Unfortunately, lower back pain affects millions of men each year, causing anything from mild to severe activity restrictions. In fact, lower back pain is the most common cause of job-related disability.1 Nearly 80% of percent of the population will experience back pain at some point in their… Read more

Lower Back Stretches

Lower Back Stretches

The lower back supports the entire upper body. It allows for bending, extending, or rotating at the waist. Unfortunately, lower back pain affects millions of men each year, causing anything from mild to severe activity restrictions. Fortunately though, there are lower back stretches that may help prevent injury and are safe even if you already… Read more

Stretching Routine: 10 Stretching Exercises

Stretching Routine: 10 Stretching Exercises

Full Body Stretching Routine with 10 Stretching Exercises Stretching is an important part on any exercise plan. Stretching is good for both aerobic fitness enthusiasts and weightlifters. It improves your range of motion, decreases your risk for injury, and improves the workout as a whole. Find a full body stretching routine with 10 simple stretching… Read more

Best Fitness Apps and Wellness Devices for Men

Exercise Apps (Cycling, Running, and Weight Lifting) The following cycling and running apps are the best tracking apps available. Using your phone’s GPS, they track your speed, distance, and route. Additionally, most can be synced easily with wireless heart rate monitors. Also, for extra motivation, most give you the option to challenge a friend/group or… Read more

Circuit Training Workouts

Circuit training is a method of training that combines resistance training with aerobic training. This type of training provides an increase in muscular strength and endurance along with an increase in aerobic fitness. An exercise “circuit” is a set of resistance exercises done one after the other in relatively rapid succession. When one circuit is… Read more

Transverse Abdominal Exercises

Transverse Abdominal Exercises Videos

The transversus abdominis is the deepest abdominal muscle. It sits below the oblique muscles. It acts as an abdominal support belt and plays a major role in maintaining posture. Most abdominal exercises involve the transversus abdominis; however, the transverse abdominal exercises below focus on it in particular. These exercises are excellent for improving core stability… Read more

Oblique Exercises: 14 HD Videos

Oblique Exercises: 14 HD Videos
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The oblique muscles are abdominal muscles that run vertically along both sides of the torso. They play a major role in bending and twisting the torso. The oblique exercises below effectively isolate your oblique muscles. Each of the 14 oblique exercises for men are accompanied by HD demonstration videos. Find additional EMG abdominal exercises at… Read more