The Core

Quit the Gym and Set Up Own Home Gym?

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Recently, I sat down and calculated my monthly commitments and finances. And I made the decision that the gym membership had to go. Every month, to pay the amount and hardly visiting the gym (because I have been either too busy or tired- yep I know, the usual excuses :) )- makes it impractical to [...]

Why Active People Still Suffer from Body Aches?

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You are an avid exerciser because you know about the benefits of staying physically active. You visited the gym frequently and even go for tennis and futsall sessions with your pals. You do everything right as prescribed by the professionals: you do your cardio, weight lifting (and have those lean muscles to show) as well [...]

Overcoming Lower Back Pain Through Exercise

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Lower back pain is one of the most common ailment faced by people from all walks of life and work occupation. If you suffer from severe lower back pain to the extend that you are unable to walk or move, please consult a physican to rule out any spine injuries, slipped disk or herniated disk. [...]

Abdomen Crunches Alone Will Not Give You a Flat Tummy

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More and more people are discovering that abdomen crunches and sit ups alone just will not flatten the tummy. Because of so many conflicting info that I’ve received, I’ve decided to try if it works. It doesn’t, as evident on a previous Tummy Project that I have tried- focusing on crunches. Now, I am no [...]

A New Self Project- incorporate more core exercises

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I enjoy coming up with mini projects to test out theories I have about exercise and food intake. Next month, I will be taking a break, leaving for 16 days to another country- whereby it will involve both physical and mental exertion. Will be meeting up with a dear friend and mentor, doing lots of [...]

Stability Ball Dance

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I have come up with a modification exercise that you can use on the Swiss/Stability ball- dancing on the Stability ball. What you need: First, you need to be comfortable with the Stability ball- that you are able to balance comfortably and move on top of the ball without constantly almost tripping over If you [...]

Exercise Videos on the Swiss Ball/ Core Training

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Here are the exercise videos on how to use the Swiss Ball, also known as Balance/ Exercise/ Fit / Stability Ball: How to use an Exercise Ball Balance Ball Exercises for Beginners Cardio Ball 1 Stability Ball 101 Chris Comfort’s Swiss Ball Exercises Pilates Workout on the Stability Ball. Pilates Ball Workout to Improve Balance [...]

I Brought Myself a Swiss Ball

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I had been thinking of buying a Swiss ball for my own personal home use for quite sometime. Finally, I bought one for RM59 last Wednesday from a sports store. It’s a 55cm NordicTrack ball that comes in the colour lilac, one of my favourite colours. Today, I inflated the ball and move around with [...]

Don’t Ignore the Core in Your Workouts

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Now I am a firm believe in core strength and stability. Previously, aside from abdominal crunches, I have performed some stretches using the Swiss ball and it helps a great deal. Recently, I have attended a class organised by my gym on core strengthening exercises using the Swiss ball. Could it be just a pure [...]