Are You Doing Jumping Jacks Wrong? The Toes vs. Heels Debate Finally Solved

Jumping Jacks On Toes or Heels?

Jumping jacks are a fantastic exercise for cardiovascular fitness, endurance, and coordination. However, when performing them should you land on your toes or your heels? In this article, I’d like to discuss both techniques, as well as recommending how you should actually land your jumping jacks. You should land on the balls of your feet … Read more

Are You Doing Jumping Jacks or Star Jumps? Here’s the Difference

What’s the Difference Between Jumping Jacks and Star Jumps?

Jumping jacks and star jumps are both extremely popular exercises aimed at getting your heart rate up and burning calories. However, the names of these exercises are often used interchangeably. So, does this mean that they are in fact the same thing? Or are they completely different to each other, and if so, how? Jumping … Read more

Discover the Colossal Number of Jumping Jacks Required to Burn 3,500 Calories!

How Many Jumping Jacks to Burn 3,500 Calories?

According to various sources you would need to burn approximately 3,500 calories to lose one pound of fat. Therefore, most of us wish to know how many reps of certain exercises we would need to perform in order to burn 3,500 calories. So  how many jumping jacks should you do to lose one pound of … Read more

Stop Suffering From Knee Pain During Jumping Jacks: Here’s What to Do

Why Do Jumping Jacks Hurt My Knees?

Jumping jacks have been a popular exercise in military and fitness circles for many years now. They’re a great way to get your heart pumping and improve your cardiovascular fitness. That being said, just like any exercise, they can cause certain issues, such as knee pain. So, if jumping jacks are wrecking your knees, here’s … Read more

Where Should Your Toes be Pointed During Side Lunges?

Where Should Your Toes be Pointed During Side Lunges?

Most of us typically lunge either forward or backward. However, lateral movement is essential for your overall strength and mobility. Side lunges definitely provide this lateral stimulus, but where exactly should your toes be pointed? The vast majority of trainers state that you should do side lunges with your toes pointed straight ahead. That being … Read more

Are You Getting Dark Elbows From Planks? (Reasons & Solutions)

Why Do I Get Dark Elbows From Planks?

Firstly, I have to admit that I seem to always have dark patches on my elbows, and even my knees. However, my elbows are definitely worse, especially since I’ve made planks a regular part of my workout routines. Here’s why this happens and what you can do about it. Dark elbows from planking are caused … Read more

Struggling to Breathe During Planks? Here’s Why & The Solution

Why Can't I Breathe During Planks?

Do you find yourself holding your breath whenever you plank? Or do you eventually give up on a plank because you’re struggling to control your breathing? As it turns out, this is an extremely common planking issue. Here’s why this occurs and how to fix it. If you can’t breathe during planks it’s usually because … Read more

Why Do I Feel Planks in My Lower Back? (Here’s the 3 Reasons Why)

Why Do I Feel Planks in My Lower Back?

We’ve all been there, right? Firstly, the reason you perform planks is to strengthen your entire core. However, whenever you perform planks you tend to feel it in your lower back. Well, as it turns out, this mainly comes down to poor form. If you’re feeling planks in your lower back this is usually due … Read more

Are Planks Better on Elbows or Hands? (it’s NOT What You Think)

Are Planks Better On Elbows or Hands?

It’s the age-old question when it comes to planks – should you be doing them on your elbows or your hands? Plus, is one version better than the other, or does it actually make a difference? Here’s what you need to know. Planks performed on your elbows (forearms) ensure that your body is in parallel … Read more