Does Insanity Make Your Legs Thinner?

With a name like "Insanity," you know the workout is going to be hard—but is it hard enough to shed fat from your body, including your legs? The home workout program was created by fitness trainer Shaun T, and its DVDs feature a...

What Are the Top 10 Most Physical Sports?

There are several variations of the top 10 most physical sports; each variation depends on the criteria used to compile the list. Entertainment and Sports Programming Network, also known as ESPN, put together a panel of experts that...

Sprinting Techniques for Short Legs

Traditionally, the awards in competitive sprinting have gone to runners with smaller frames. Tall sprinters have historically been considered to have a disadvantage, as Edward McClelland reports for "Slate," covering the unusual...

Exercises for Gluteal Muscular Atrophy

Losing muscle mass is a scary concept, but it's harder to do than you think. If you don't have a disease that causes muscle wasting, like HIV, then underuse is the only other explanation for muscle atrophy. After working in the gym...

How to Stretch Legs for Squatting

Squats are the king of exercises, working all the muscles in the legs, as well as the hips, back and abdominals. To do squats properly and without pain, you need to have flexibility in your knees, glutes, hamstrings and back. Before you...

How Can You Avoid Getting Square Obliques?

A blocky or square waist is not the shapely, contoured look you're after. The way to avoid square obliques isn't to train your abs more, but to train them less. Too many weighted ab moves, especially side bends and crunches, can...

If Your Shoulder Hurts Can You Still Work Out?

If you are feeling pain in your shoulder, it is probably in your best interest not to continue working out and to instead allow the pain to subside before working out again. Shoulder pains occur from a variety of shoulder injuries, some of...

How Do WNBA Tryouts Work?

The WNBA, short for the Women's National Basketball Association, is a professional basketball league that was formed in 1996 in the United States. While the majority of the players in the league are drafted directly from college into...

Changes in the Diet & Itchy Toes

While occasional itching for a few minutes is not serious, an itch that keeps coming back without apparent cause may require medical attention. Frequent itchy toes may not only frustrate and irritate you, but can also indicate serious...