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Vacuum Abs: A Perfect Daily Core Exercise You Can Do Anywhere

Vacuum Abs Exercise The Vacuum Abs exercise is the key to improving your abdominal muscles while standing, sitting, or even laying down. The vacuum abs exercise works your transverse abdominis muscles, which is the muscle underneath the rectus abdominis, or the "6-pack." As this muscle becomes stronger, it will naturally suck in your midline to give you a slimmer look. In addition, a stronger transverse abdominis will also help to improve your posture. For those with limitations in performing crunches, [...]

Health and Fitness Expert Freelance Writer, Jacques Courseault, M.D.

Jacques Courseault, M.D.- Writer I am a physician specializing in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation with a strong background in personal training. I have a passion for health and fitness writing as evidenced on DrGourmet.com, Livestrong.com and ExerciseMenu.com, which is my personal blog. Learn more about me here. Specialties include, but are not limited to: Fitness Exercise Medical Health Sports Medicine Rehabilitation Wellness Nutrition Research-Based Equipment Reviews Motivation Women's Health Men's Health Child Health Injury Treatment and Prevention Supplements and Vitamins [...]

The Best Techniques to Optimize Your Post-Exercise Recovery

Nothing beats rest, adequate hydration and healthy food for optimal post-exercise recovery... The majority of your exercise benefits are not attained during your workout, but during the post-exercise recovery period. There is no doubt that you are putting your body through significant strain during a workout session. The basic principle of exercise is to stress your body and damage muscle so that it repairs itself to a point better than it was before. Failing to understand the importance of post-exercise [...]

Spot Reduction: Can Crunches Burn Belly Subcutaneous Fat?

Q: How many crunches does it take to burn one pound of subcutaneous fat? Is spot reduction possible? A: It's a question like the old commercial "How many licks does it take to get to the center of a Tootsie Roll Pop?" Much less than the number of crunches it takes to lose one pound of belly fat... There is a common misconception that doing a lot of crunches can cause you to burn subcutaneous fat, which is the fat [...]

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How to Rehabilitate A Broken Leg (Tibia/Fibula Fracture)

Successful rehabilitation from a broken leg, or tibia/fibula fracture, involves several key, but simple components: 1) Do everything your doctor asks you to do and don't do anything without making sure it is okay. Particularly in the early stages of healing your bone is still fragile and the body is busy with the healing process. Jumping into intense exercise early may cause a misalignment of the bone, or affect surgical fixation. Therefore, follow the rehabilitation timeline that your physician spells out. [...]

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