5-Minute Glute Activation Routine to Always Do Before a Butt Workout

By Jaime Osnato Updated January 26, 2020 If you’re not seeing booty gains in the gym, your muscles may not be activating at their full potential during your workouts. Before you begin busting out squats, start with some glute-activation exercises. These moves help “switch on” on the muscles in your bum and “improve the conversation […]

Want to Lose 15 Pounds? Here’s Your Kickstart Plan

By Jennifer Kelly Geddes Updated February 5, 2020 Fact Checked Losing 15 pounds is a worthy goal if you’re overweight, but doing it too quickly can backfire. Instead of trying to hit that number in, say, six weeks, health experts agree that a slow (but sure!) 1- or 2-pound weekly goal is your best bet. […]

Trying to Lose Belly Fat? Don’t Make These Common Mistakes

By Lauren Del Turco November 12, 2019 Belly fat gets an extra bad rap — and for good reason. In particular, the fat that accumulates around the organs of your midsection (technically called visceral fat) is linked with increased risk of both cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes, according to Harvard Health Publishing. But that […]

4 Types of Diets to Avoid if Long-Term Weight Loss Is Your Goal

By Jaime Osnato October 9, 2019 When you’re looking to shed a few pounds, you might be focused on quick results. And though many diets might help you drop a pants size super fast, you should be asking whether the same eating plan can help you keep off the weight in the long run. The […]

How to Shed Belly Fat and Define Your Abs (Zero Crunches Required)

You’ve been hitting the gym, working your core and lifting weights — but you’re still not getting those flat, defined abs that you’ve always wanted. What gives? Many people want a tight core, but achieving that can be difficult. If you’re looking to shed the layer of fat over your abs, the process actually involves […]

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Why You Really Shouldn’t Be Working the Same Muscles Every Day

By Jessica McCahon Updated January 15, 2020Reviewed by Aubrey Bailey, PT, DPT, CHT Go big or go home, right? If you’re looking to build muscle fast, you could be forgiven for thinking the harder and more often you train, the quicker you’ll see results. However, the opposite is usually true. Your muscles need rest to grow, […]

How Often Should You Take a Break From Lifting Weights?

By Mike Samuels Lifting weights has many benefits when it comes to building muscle mass, strength and burning calories in a fat loss program. It also puts stress on your body, meaning you need to take breaks. Not only do you need short breaks between individual workouts, longer breaks at more infrequent intervals can also […]

Cardio vs. Weights: Which One Gets You to Your Goal Faster?

By Lauren Del Turco Updated January 13, 2020 Your time in the gym is valuable. It takes so much motivation to even walk through the door some days that you want to make sure your workouts are actually going to get you to your goals. And though both cardio and strength training are essential for your health, […]