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A Simple, Effective Back Workout to Strengthen and Stretch

The following is a simple workout to stretch and strengthen the back with a mix of dynamic and static stretches as well as elements of yoga. Perform …

Workouts

Incorporate This Stretching Routine Into Day-to-Day Life to Keep Your Whole Lower Body Fresh Between Surf Sessions

<b>Lower back problems and limited range of motion around your hips can create some challenging surf sessions.</b> Sooner or later, Father Time is coming …

7 Signs You're Belittling Your Partner, Even Though You Think You're Helping Them

Sometimes, when you try to give your partner friendly advice or constructive criticism, it may come out differently than you intended. For instance, …

How Guitarists Can Build Super-Human Legato Chops

An essential element in soloing for all guitarists is the use of legato techniques.<p>The term legato is defined as “smooth and connected,” and a legato …

Electric Guitar

Immune-Boosting Superfoods: What They Are And How To Use Them

They're "super" easy to enjoy.<p>When it comes to superfoods, should we believe the hype? Well, if you're into nourishing, nutrient-dense powerhouses, …

Want to Knock 'em Dead in Nashville? Learn These 20 Tasty Country Licks

Exploring the world of country guitar is a diverse and exciting journey, one from which a guitarist of any background can benefit, while having …

Electric Guitar

3 Ways You're Using Your Camera All Wrong

Let's face it...There's <i>a lot</i> that you can do wrong with your camera.But rather than trying to cover every situation in which you use your camera in …

Get Stronger Abs in 30 Minutes With This At-Home Pilates Routine

This 30-minute core strengthening workout from CLUB Pilates brings the reformer-based class right to your living room–at no cost.<p>Strengthening your …

Video Lesson: A Gentle Introduction to Jazz

Bill EvansFebruary 11, 2018<p><b>From the April 2018 issue of Acoustic Guitar | BY ERIN MCKEOWN</b><p>I don’t know of a richer and more complicated term in …

Scottish face yoga expert gives tips on the exercises that will leave you looking and feeling younger and healthier

Advanced teacher Karen has brought techniques to Scotland that will help you strengthen the 57 muscles in your face.<p>We've probably all heard of the …

Yoga

Tommy Emmanuel Teaches His Picking Style

The Chet Atkins Certified Guitar Player offers some valuable picking tips.<p>2<p>SHARES<p>A few years ago, Tommy Emmanuel stopped by the Acoustic Nation …

Get Ready to Work Your Abs and Fire Up Your Core

Let's talk about your core for a moment: it likely needs to be stronger. You need a strong core for just about every activity, from running to dancing, from yoga to heavy lifting. This simple workout is a great way to start building strength — it's great for beginners, too. And let's review: your …

Fitness

5 Home Remedies for Acid Reflux That Seriously Work

I'm fortunate enough to say I've only experienced acid reflux a few times—those awful cramps and pains near your ribs are certainly memorable—and I …

Home Remedies

This 60-Second Breathing Technique Beats Stress, Improves Health and Might Even Cure Your Insomnia | Inc.com

You know that getting a good night's sleep is vitally important for your mental and physical health, mood, and even your brain function. But what if you just can't fall asleep? We all have trouble sleeping at times in our lives, and for some people, it's a constant battle.<p>But there's a simple and …

Sleep

7 Functional Movement Patterns Trainers Want You to Master

Practicing these moves will help you feel better every day, whether you're working out or performing basic motions like walking or squatting.<p>Squat, …

How To Achieve Visual Balance In Your Photography

Have you ever looked at a really nice photo and felt that something was just not quite right? A feeling that something is jarring but you can’t quite …

5 Foam Roller Stretches You Need To Know About If Your Back Is Always Sore

Dealing with a perpetually sore back can be uncomfortable as hell. Whether you're going super hard with deadlifts in the gym, or your spine insists …

The 7 Exercises One Yoga Teacher Swears By To Heal Even Your Worst Back Pain

I don't know about you, but especially when I'm sitting all day for work, my back <i>really</i> feels it. Hunching over a computer with my shoulders all …

This is the 10-minute warm-up ballerinas do for better posture and toned abs

It’s true, there’s no such thing as a ballerina body—but there is such a thing as a ballerina warm-up. So says professional dancer Eliza S. Tollett: …

Make Your Acoustic Rhythm Playing Interesting! Part 8 - Basic Percussion [Lessons]

<b>Guitar Techniques</b>: As we near the end of our series, we build on the rhythm elements from Lesson 7 and look at how our left & right hands can be used …

Video Lesson: Learn the Nuts and Bolts of Travis Picking

Adam PerlmutterOctober 15, 2017<p><b>From the December 2017 issue of Acoustic Guitar | BY JAMIE STILLWAY</b><p><b>THE PROBLEM</b><p>As you progress on the path of guitar …

Complete Guitar Tapping Course Week 4 [Lessons]

<b>Guitar Techniques</b>: Welcome to week four! If you’ve got this far then congratulations – you’re already a brilliant shred guitarist as far as tapping …

Improve your strumming and picking in 20 minutes with this easy guitar lesson

<b>It may not sound like the most exciting part of playing the guitar, but how you pick the strings has a big effect on both rhythm and lead …

This Is Exactly How Long You Need to Hold a Plank to Flatten Your Belly

Finally! The six-pack you’ve always dreamed of is only a plank (or two!) away. You’ve even mastered the plank upgrades that can reshape your body. …

Tips On Playing Chord Solo To A Jazz Blues [Lessons]

<b>Soloing</b>: If you´re running out of ideas in your single string soloing, the chord soloing can be good to try.

Four composition mistake every photographer should avoid

There are lots of “rules” when it comes to composition. Guidelines that are great starting points for those just starting out. Adhering to these …

Sitting Position When Playing Guitar: Classical Vs On The Right Leg? [Lessons]

<b>For Beginners</b>: In today’s article I would like to tell you about two positions of the guitar while playing sitting. I will do a quick review of them …

This tiny (but mighty!) move is Shakira’s secret to a strong core

When you’re not talking about Shakira’s voice, you’re probably talking about her abs—but who knew one tiny exercise could be the key to such an …

Bite Size Tips: How to Photograph Amazing Sunsets

Sunset is one of those events that one cannot become bored witnessing. Am I right?<p>What's more, the beauty is that no two sunsets are ever the …

This CrossFit HIIT Workout Is Just 12 Minutes, but You'll Be Toast Afterward

Many experts talk about how effective HIIT (high-intensity interval training) workouts are when it comes to weight loss, which is why so many people …