This is the third article in a series about strengthening your core. So far, we’ve discussed core anatomy, we’ve discovered that you can’t spot reduce, and that the pelvic tilt is the #1 ab exercise to master. Check the San Francisco Bay Times archives online for more details. Today I’m making a case for not crunching. A traditional abdominal crunch is done lying on your back with knees bent and hands behind your head, and then curling your upper back up off the surface.
This is the third article in the personal training series. The first two offered information to help you decide if personal training is right for you, and how to be successful at finding and working with a trainer. This article begins my favorite topic, helping you to be your own personal trainer. As a matter of fact, I just wrote a book about it called Easy Fitness for the Reluctant Exerciser (easyfitnessbook.com).
This is the second article in our 3-part series about personal fitness training. In the first installment, we shared tips on how to determine if traditional personal training is right for you. Here are the key points:If number 4 sounds like you, but you’re not a millionaire, don’t worry. The next and final article in this series will tell you how to become your own personal trainer, and have fun while you’re at it! (You can get a head start with my new book.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used.) For example, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".