The plank is a perfect full-body exercise that works your butt, core, shoulders, and legs all at the same time. While many people focus on how long they can hold a plank, that builds endurance. To strengthen your core, shoulders, and legs all at once focus on a strength plank. With these tips, you’ll plank correctly so you can take your plank to the next level. Read More
Ready to strengthen your core? You need anti-rotation exercises like the Pallof Press. For this exercise, you’ll use a resistance band. It helps you take your fitness to the next level by adding a band to the exercise movement. It’s a perfect at-home exercise that you can do separately or as part of a core workout.
Core strengthening is a must for all women, but especially if you have low back pain. Often, it’s because you have a weak core. The side plank is a great way to get strong oblique muscles and relieve some of that back pain. Learn 4 side plank variations. Read More
A strong core is so much more than the up and down movement you get from a sit-up or stomach crunch. It’ll strengthen your abs and glutes. Your glutes are a huge part of your core, and the glute bridge is a great exercise for everyone especially runners. It’s a perfect at-home exercise you can do as a warm-up or in a core workout. Read More
Resistance band workouts are a great strength-training tool. You can take these bands anywhere, whether you use then in your at-home gym or on the road. Plus, you can change up your workout without needing to add extra weight. These are 3 of my favorite resistance band workouts, including an excellent full-body resistance band workout, core, and cardio-focused exercises, and a partner workout. You can do all of these at home.
Resistance bands are a great strength training tool you should use with warm-up exercises to increase mobility and activate the muscles your workout targets. These are the 5 best full-body resistance band warm-up exercises to take your workout to the next level. You can do them at home or in the gym. Read More
Do you have low back pain? It’s probably because you need to strengthen your core. A strong core is key to avoiding injury in daily life, good posture and adding more power and stability to your workouts. You should use your core muscles in every exercise. These are 5 great core exercises for women. You can do them at home or in the gym to strengthen your core. Read More
If you have lower back problems, strengthening your core can offer relief. Even if you don’t have back issues, it’s a perfect exercise to train your core to activate all the time so you can take your workouts to the next level. To do this exercise properly, you need to recruit your deep core muscles and turn your abs on and off. This exercise video shows you how to do the dead bug exercise properly so you can strengthen your core. Read More
How many before and after photos with workout results have you seen looking for a Certified Personal Trainer? Dozens! You won’t find many of those, if any, at Emily Ackart Fitness and Nutrition. I believe those photos don’t tell the real story. They set unrealistic expectations for everyone because most people can’t achieve those results. With my programs, I emphasize a positive mindset. It may require mindset shifts to lose weight and create a healthy lifestyle. Read More
Looking to hold off those hunger pains that strike late in the afternoon, just before dinner? Try these chia seed pudding recipes. They’re great snacks, quick to make, and they’ll have you feeling full. That way you eat less and can lose weight. Read More