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From the Desk of Dr. Len

Back Pain and Leg Raises

Wednesday, November 13, 2013
We've known for years that straight legged sit-ups were bad for you because it caused back pain. But aren’t lying or hanging leg raises the same thing as the straight legged sit-ups – done in reverse? Aren’t you using the same muscles, whether you rasie y ..

Review of The Work Horse Fitness Trainer

Tuesday, November 12, 2013
Read the Review (http://www.drlenlopez.com/workhorse) Weight Loss headquarters (http://www.weightloss-hq.biz/fitness-equipment/workhorse-fitness-trainer-review-easier-pull-ups.html) just gave a nice review of the Work Horse Fitness Trainer (http://drlenlopez. ..

Firm Those Butt Muscles

Monday, November 11, 2013
The only way to change the shape and tone to a muscle is to exercise it – stress it out – stimulate it. If you don’t use it you will lose it theory! We all know that squats, lunges and leg presses will give us that shape and tone we want for our backside. But w ..

DIY Test for Tight Hip Flexors and Low Back Pain

Friday, November 08, 2013
Is your low back pain getting better? Has your health care provider checked your hip flexors? Do you know what activities and exercises to stay away from? Here is a simple DIY test to see if your hip flexors are part of the problem.  ..

Designing a Workout Program

Wednesday, November 06, 2013
If you are designing a fitness program the first thing you need to ask yourself is what are you hoping to achieve. Are you wanting to lose weight, add shape and tone, better health, or for competitive reasons? Whatever the reason, here are a few things to think about.  ..

Exercising with Low Blood Sugar or Empty Stomach

Monday, November 04, 2013
A lot of people like to train in the morning before they eat, which is fine. But do you have enough fuel in the tank to make your workout productive, especially if you are performing a somewhat intense workout? If your blood sugar is low, not only will it effect  ..

The 5 Minute Upper Body Workout

Monday, October 28, 2013
Here is a great 5 - 10 minute Push/Pull, High Intensity, Burst workout for your upper body that both men and women can do. This workout will really get your blood pumping and give you that nice V-shape look you are after. Remember it's those pull-ups that work your back and ..

Pull-ups or Chin-ups

Friday, October 25, 2013
What’s the difference between pull-ups and chin-ups? And which is better? The simple answer is that both exercises are great for targeting your back and biceps. You will work your latissimus dorsi muscles (lats), the ones that give you that beautiful V-shap ..

A Quick Workout for Mom

Wednesday, October 23, 2013
If you are a busy mom or female trying to get back in shape you might want to give this 5-minute workout a try. It’s a short, high intensity workout you can do in the convenience of your own home. What’s great about this workout is that it targets all the major muscles of  ..

The Portable Pull-up Bar gets Reviewed

Wednesday, October 23, 2013
Have you been thinking about getting a Work Horse? If you have, here is what Michael Manna, the host of the T4Show (http://www.t4show.com) has to say about the Work Horse and why a portable pull-up bar is something everyone should have for their home gym. In case you don't remember Mich ..