Those who remained faithful to their winter weight-lifting workouts are taking the “SUN’S OUT, GUNS OUT!” exclamation to heart, showing off their biceps in tight tees. But, what about going a step beyond and confidently bearing those shoulders?
Before you unfold your beach chair ocean side and pop open a seltzer, how about getting in a workout? Take basic movements from solid land and put them in the sand for a great beach workout.
Maybe you’ve seen a gal who can knock-out 100 crunches in less than 5 minutes. Or, the guy who pumps out hundreds of bicep curls every workout. Those gym devotees look fit. But what about exercises that incorporate functional movements? Aren't those types of exercises more practical for every day life?
How many of you have a friend who just has to flex his biceps at every opportunity? Whether it’s hitting a layup playing hoops, scoring a touchdown in Madden ‘17 or ripping on you with his corny D-bag one-liners, he's always, ALWAYS flexing! He might think he’s the man, but his lack of arm muscle makes him look like a chump—and nothing looks sillier than a grown man flexing with weak bis and tris.
Everybody needs a little TLC in their lives. There's nothing wrong with taking care of yourself, treating yourself, and showing yourself some love. This Valentine's Day, don't forget to show yourself a little love too!
Things can start to get a little stuffy in the winter time. People get cold and tend to want to stay inside. After a while, you may get a bout of cabin fever and start to feel cooped up, so why not take your workout outdoors, get some fresh, crisp air, and have some fun!
Staying active during the cold winter months can not only help avoid winter weight gain, but it can also help improve your mood and decrease your chance for seasonal depression disorder (which more than 3 million individuals suffer from each year). It also allows you the chance to get off the couch and get some fresh air and sunlight!
The squat. Weights or no weights. Anytime, anywhere. It's the bodyweight exercise credited for shaping and toning booties everywhere. Plus, this simple exercise isn't just beneficial to the lower body. Squats are functional exercises that help you execute everyday tasks more efficiently, burn fat, minimize injuries, and develop greater balance and mobility. Below are 10 squat variations you might want to include in your weekly workout regimen.
Running 26.2 miles is a admirable goal. Wanting to run a marathon faster than your previous time, is another wonderful goal. Speed for distance running may not be your favorite way to train, but it is effective. Speed runs work for shorter distances too, so if your goal is a half-marathon, you can still enjoy the benefits of these speed runs- on or off a track.
Always check with your physician before using advanced training techniques and be sure to wear supportive shoes that are in good condition.
When it’s time to hit the gym, do you have a single focus, or do you take the well-rounded workout routine approach? There’s a lot of benefit to dividing your workout into sections—leg day and upper body days, for example—but you should absolutely have a regimen which gets around to every part of the body, explosive and steady, aerobic and anaerobic.