The best stretches for the back of the knee focus on the hamstrings and calves, both of which cross the back of the joint.
Are resistance bands as good as weights? The answer depends on your goals and strength levels.
It's no accident that the deadlift is a strength-training staple.
When exercising after 50, work according to your fitness level and experience.
Pulling exercises strengthen the muscles in the backside of your body to improve posture and help you do daily activities.
Hip thrust benefits go beyond building stronger glutes. They are gentle on the spine and can be modified for all fitness levels.
The best glute exercises include both heavy barbell lifts and at-home-friendly isolation exercises. Do them both for the best results
Dedicating two to three leg days a week can make a huge difference not only in your strength goals but also in your everyday life.
Training the glutes may seem like a fitness priority reserved for the young — anyone trying to build a bigger butt or boost performance in a sport. But actually, everyone, at any age, can benefit from working their posterior.
In fact, glute training becomes even more important as we get older, says Pete McCall, CSCS, a certified strength and conditioning specialist, host of the All About Fitness podcast and author of Ageless Intensity: High-Intensity Workouts to Slow the Aging Process.
You might be inclined to look in the mirror or step on the scale to gauge if your workouts are working. And while physical changes like losing weight or sculpting muscle can be valid fitness goals, judging your workouts based solely on aesthetic changes isn't a good idea.
Gaining muscle mass doesn't have to be as complicated as it might seem.
If you've decided to get in shape after being sedentary, you've already taken the first — very important — step in your fitness journey.
When it comes to fitness goals, trainers want you to consider setting ones that have nothing to do with your size, shape or how you look.