Cardio is perfect for keeping your heart healthy, your brain happy, and your body lean. But there is so much more to it than stepping on a treadmill for a 30-minute stroll. Instead, boost your results and beat boredom by combining interval training and steady-state cardio.
Ok, you’ve got your gym bag packed and you're heading for the gym. As you enter the gym, you notice everybody’s drinking brightly colored liquid from their shakers. You turn and ask a Thor look-a-like what everyone’s drinking, and he answers “BCAAs Bro!”
Winter is coming. I know, I know, I’m sorry. It’s a cliché pop culture reference you’re probably sick of hearing. But the reality is; Winter isn’t coming, it’s already here! But that doesn't mean you don't have to workout. In fact, here's a 20 minute outdoor workout to help you stay on track.
If you made a resolution to tone up and get into better shape in 2017, you're definitely not alone. But let's face it: being a gym newbie can be intimidating and even downright scary. While you may feel comfortable enough on the exercise bike or treadmill, the thought of hitting up the free-weight area might leave you feeling super uneasy. Not to worry! By mastering a few basic bodyweight workout moves, you can eventually work your way up to weight lifting with confidence.
I'll admit it; the gym can be a pretty intimidating place. But I caution all of us to avoid falling into the trap of just doing the things we're comfortable with. This is especially important for those of us who always gravitate toward the stationary bikes, stair steppers, treadmills, or elliptical machines. Think of it this way: if the only section of the gym you use is the cardio area, you very well may be slowing your progress. Read on to learn why.
During the holidays most of us want to spend as much time as possible with loved ones, so workouts often drop to the bottom of our priorities list. We all do it because let’s be honest – spending time with family and friends is exactly what Christmas is all about!
The holiday season is officially amongst us which means temptations, temptations, temptations. For many people, the holidays is a difficult time to stay on track with things like eating, exercise, and sleep. That’s why I suggest approaching this holiday season with the realization that it’s not about perfection, and you can overcome a lot of the holiday temptations if you set a plan in place.
With football season capturing the hearts and minds of Americans everywhere once again, it's time to start training like a pro at the gym. While not every NFL-inspired drill can make it into your weekly fitness routine, there are a few functional workouts that can help you look and feel like you're out on the field. You may never make the history books like Walter Payton did but you can start toning your body to look like a professional athlete.
Even though it is inevitable, no one wants to feel like a newbie when they first start working out with free weights at the gym. Luckily, once you get over the fact that some people will be able to tell that you're new to the whole pumping iron thing, you simply need to follow gym etiquette to save face. And the first rule of proper gym etiquette is to clean up after yourself. Follow this easy guide to learning how to rack weights safely and avoid an embarrassing injury at the gym!
The bodyweight dip is one of the best exercises for building upper body strength as well as for developing stability in the shoulders and core. Plus, when performed correctly, bodyweight dips are safe, effective, and, we'll admit it--pretty damn tough. So whether you're looking for toned upper arms or just a really good pump, believe us when we say that you probably need more dips in your life.