Exercises We Love: The Crunch

Want a six-pack in a hurry? This exercise is for you. Why Middlesexy Loves The Crunch: An exercise for strengthening that all-important core, The Crunch is a sit up-like exercise that does wonders for your pecs, abdomen and obliques, which are the muscles that surround the abs. Plus you don’t need any gear to do…

Exercises We Love: Mountain Climbers

Here’s another great all-around exercise that doesn’t require equipment and is easy to learn how to do. Why MIddlesexy Loves Mountain Climbers: Mountain climbers give you a lot of return on your investment, especially for the lower body. They build cardio strength, burn calories and give a good workout to several muscle groups, including the…

Exercises We Love: The Burpee

The head of training at my gym calls the burpee the “perfect exercise.” A burpee is the everything-old-is-new-again name for a squat thrust (remember those from gym class?) with an added jump at the end. Why Middlesexy Loves The Burpee: It makes you strong, builds endurance AND it burns calories. Plus, it requires no equipment…

Exercises We Love: Bicep Curls

One of the best ways to tone your upper arms is the bicep curl, a simple exercise that involves holding weights in your hands and raising them to shoulder level. Why MiddleSexy Loves Bicep Curls: They can yield results quickly and require minimal equipment. Here’s how it works: You’ll need two weights, either dumbbells or…

Reaching 50 Without Any Chin Hairs

I’m turning 49 soon. (No. No. No. It can’t be.) Thinking back on when I turned 40, I remember saying, “Oh, age is just a number. You’re only as old as you feel. Forty is the new thirty. Blah, blah, blah.” Fuck that. Forty-nine is old. Forty-nine is one year away from 50. And in…

Weight Gain? Can’t Blame My Metabolism

I’m fat. Okay, so I’m not fat but I’m heavier now, by almost ten pounds, than I was a year ago. And I liked my weight a year ago. Really liked it. But now my clothes are tight. And I know what has happened. I can’t blame the gain on my 48 year-old metabolism, though…