Vary Your Reps With These Methods

While barbell back squats are generally synonymous with booty gains, changing your rep range or style will help increase your training volume and can be a fun way to mix things up, Halse says. AMRAP sets (as many reps as possible) are a popular way to add volume and variety. This involves performing as many […]

Add Weight to Your Squats

Once you can comfortably perform 3 sets of 20 body-weight squats, it’s time to progress to the next level by upping the resistance. Adding weight to your squats not only helps your glutes develop but it’ll take some of the boredom out of a repetitive body-weight squat routine. The barbell back squat is one option. […]

Body-Weight Squats Won’t Build You the Butt of Your Dreams — These Moves and Methods Will, Though!

Fitness influencers across Instagram seem to promote body weight squats as the exercise for glute growth. And while they’re a necessary first step to developing proper form and fundamental strength, they probably won’t be the only magic key to achieving the well-rounded butt of your dreams. Glute gains are a science and require a strategic […]

3-Week Back and Bicep Routine

The back muscles are the connection of all our limbs, the stronger they are, the greater the strength potential for the rest of the muscles. Remember… 3-Week Back and Bicep Routine

Resistance Training Techniques: Set Up, Execution, Safety Guidelines and Cues.

Whether you are new to resistance training or need to brush up on techniques, it’s always a good idea to review set up, execution, safety guidelines … Resistance Training Techniques: Set Up, Execution, Safety Guidelines and Cues.

Tips For Losing Weight After Lockdown

5. Give Yourself a Break Phew, right? The last thing London wants you to know is that it’s totally normal to feel like some things are out of your control right now (which can be frustrating when you’re trying to adhere to a healthy lifestyle!). So try to take some of the pressure off — […]

Tips For Losing Weight After Lockdown

4. Move More Whether your gym is still closed or you just don’t feel comfortable sweating next to strangers yet, working out in the traditional way might not be possible right now — but squeezing in movement wherever you can is key. “Taking a 15-minute walk around the block when you have time between calls or using […]

How to Incorporate Progressive Overload Into Your Workouts

Unless you’re a certified trainer, the very best way to incorporate progressive overload training is to work with an expert who can write you a program that takes your goals, schedule and current fitness level and lifts in mind. But if that’s out of your price range or you’re do it yourself-er, the best way […]

Why You Need Progressive Overload

If you’re on the hunt for a way to maximize the effectiveness and efficiency of your workouts, all experts agree: Progressive overload is it. Progressive overloading involves intentionally planning your workouts so that every single session maximizes its strength-building potential. Typically, that means manipulating the weight, rep scheme, tempo or intensity of a movement. Could […]

What Does Progressive Overload Mean?

The key to gaining strength and building muscle, “the progressive overload principle says that in order for our muscles to change and get stronger, we need to work them harder.” That probably makes sense to you intuitively, but to understand physiologically why and how this works, you need to understand how muscle growth happens. During […]

Side Effects of Doing Squats

The pros and cons of squats are numerous: squats strengthen the buttocks, hips and thighs, yet they may injure the lower back or other parts of the body when performed improperly. Learn how to do a proper squat, as well as the advantages and risks involved. The Proper Squat According to Harvard Medical School, there’s […]

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Follow me on my 45 Day Shred. The next 45 days I will be posting videos with some of my workouts. It’s my way of getting my name out there. I figure if I can be seen in action, it will help me get clients. Right now my main focus is helping people lose weight […]

Developing a Healthy Relationship With Eating and Exercise

Understanding calories and energy expenditure is important to overall health, but obsessing over the two won’t do you any favors. Though it can be hard to reframe these obsessive thoughts, start by focusing less on quantity and more on quality, as well as how both food and exercise can benefit your body outside of your […]

How Much Cardio Should You Do?

The amount of cardio you do will depend on a variety of factors including your overall goals, current health status and how much time you have to devote to exercise. As a baseline, the Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans state adults should do at least 150 minutes to 300 minutes of moderate-intensity (30 to 60 […]

What Is Cardiovascular Exercise?

Whether it’s incorporated into a weight-lifting session as short bursts between exercises or as a stand-alone workout on the treadmill, elliptical or stair climber, cardiovascular exercise is defined as any physical activity that raises your heart rate and improves the function of your heart, lungs and circulatory system. To be an effective cardio session, your chosen activity needs […]

Cardio Can Do Amazing Things For Your Brain and Body

Want a way to burn calories, boost your mood, reduce your risk of heart disease, get a better night’s sleep and keep your brain running on top speed as you age? Then lace up your shoes and get moving, because cardiovascular exercise is the key to improving both your physical and mental health. Need help […]

The Facts About Eating A 1200-Calorie Diet

Eating just 1,200 calories a day may help you drop those last few pesky pounds. But even when cutting calories, weight loss success depends on the individual. So, it’s not easy to predict, for example, how long it will take to lose 5 pounds on a 1,200-calorie diet. “Genetic, metabolic, hormonal and environmental differences between people can […]

A 20-Minute Resistance Band Workout for a Tighter Core

There’s a good chance you’ve incorporated resistance bands into your at-home lower-body workouts. But these portable bands aren’t just for building bigger booties and gorgeous gams — they’re just as beneficial for boosting your ab burn too. Adding a resistance band to your ab routine can really help you slow down to focus on the […]

Get the Right Gear

Sure, you could toss on a pair of sneakers you bought 10 years ago that barely have any tread left. But if you plan on logging some serious mileage, having a pair of walking shoes designed for exercise is a must. Because while your Chucks are comfy for running errands, you’ll want extra support and cushioning when […]

Transition Your Walking Workouts to the Treadmill

Some people might call the treadmill the “dreadmill,” but it doesn’t have to be a monotonous slog. Start by cueing up your favorite workout playlist, trying out the new podcast all your friends have been recommending or starting a new Netflix show from your queue and get walking. And there’s good news for anyone debating between […]

Why Walk? Because Cardio Doesn’t Have to Be Complicated

Getting fit, improving your mental and physical health and perhaps even losing weight can be as simple as putting one foot in front of the other. Walking is a free and convenient way to get and stay active, whether you want to start exercising or you need a low-impact cross-training or active recovery workout. From making a 20-minute walk […]

Motivating Yourself To Get Moving

Step 3: Run an Experiment If you’re inactive, the thought of embarking on an exercise regimen can be daunting. Instead of focusing on the effort involved, take one tiny step toward your goal. “What would happen if you took that 15-minute walk?” I suggest setting it up as an experiment — even if it’s a […]

Motivating Yourself To Get Moving

Step 1: Be Real With Yourself Let’s say you’re open to the idea of exercising. Maybe you’ve thought about doing something but haven’t committed, and you’re certainly not intending to lace up your sneakers today — or tomorrow, for that matter. As a first step, Gagliardi asks people to think through why they want to […]

Real Talk: Can Exercise Actually Improve Your Mood?

When people start exercising, “even if just a bit,” a number of things can happen, says Lisa Uebelacker, PhD, professor of psychiatry and human behavior at Brown University’s Alpert Medical School. For one thing, being active can boost your self-esteem, she says. It also helps people manage stress, lose weight, boost mental alertness and sleep […]

Don’t Just Sit There, Move!

 Weight control is possible without traditional exercise (though there’s no substitute for true exercise). Somehow during the last few decades, somewhere between 20 and 40 years of age, you’ve gained about 20 pounds. This didn’t have to happen–if you had walked an average of 150 more steps daily (which takes about three minutes) during a […]

Don’t Just Sit There, Move!

 Weight control is possible without traditional exercise (though there’s no substitute for true exercise). Somehow during the last few decades, somewhere between 20 and 40 years of age, you’ve gained about 20 pounds. This didn’t have to happen–if you had walked an average of 150 more steps daily (which takes about three minutes) during a […]

The 10-Minute Full-Body Workout You’ll Be Doing All Summer

For amazing results, go through three rounds of 15 reps for each move, using five- to 10-pound weights. Jump Squat Stand tall with your feet hip-width apart.  Push your hips back and lower into a squat.  Driving through your heels, lift off the ground and jump as high into the air as possible.  Land softly […]

Lifting Weights

Lifting weights not only helps you burn fat, but it also amps up your ability to perform such daily tasks as carrying groceries, climbing stairs and doing other household chores. Lifting weights is critical since all of us lose one to two percent of our muscle strength each year, according to a December 2013 Journal of […]

Walking

Not only is walking a convenient way to lose weight since you don’t need to belong to a gym or invest in special equipment, it’s also an ideal exercise for older adults since it’s gentle on your joints and will help keep your heart and bones strong. A 155-pound person burns 149 calories when walking […]

The Best Diet and Exercise Advice for Leaner, Toned Legs

Stems. Gams. Stumps. Whatever you call them, the legs are where a lot of women tend to store extra padding. And while it’s not possible to target weight loss to just one area of the body, there are diet and exercise tweaks you can make to help slim down your legs fast. Forget leg lifts […]

The 5 Hardest Ab Exercises You Can Do at Home

1. V-Ups Image Credit: LIVESTRONG.com/Mathew ForzagliaREGIONCoreTYPEStrength Start lying on the ground with your legs extended and held together, arms above your head, elbows along your ears.  Raise your legs, arms and torso a few inches off the ground, keeping your lower back flat on the floor. This is the starting position.  On an exhale, raise your […]

How to Burn More Calories and Actually Lose Weight Walking

Here’s what you need to know about walking in the name of weight loss. You don’t need a gym to score a quality workout — just head out the front door for a brisk walk. Walking is a legit form of exercise and accessible to almost everybody. Walking for exercise can even help you lose […]

Build Your Best Butt With This 20-Minute Dumbbell Workout

By Jaime Osnato September 29, 2019 Odds are you use dumbbells for your upper-body workouts, but they’re also super handy for lower-body moves, too. Sure, doing squats and lunges with your body weight is an easy and effective way to target your glutes, but adding dumbbells into the mix challenges your body in new ways […]

9 Weight-Lifting Myths It’s Time to Stop Believing

By Jaime Osnato Updated January 24, 2020 Do you avoid the weight rack for fear of getting too bulky? Skip strength training because you think cardio is the best way to drop pounds? If you answered yes to either question, you’re probably acting on faulty assumptions. Whether your aim is look better in the buff, […]

The Best Pre-Workout Foods and Snacks to Eat, According to Dietitians

By Kim Conte Updated November 27, 2019 Whether you like to exercise first thing in the morning or prefer to hit the gym later in the day, your energy levels and performance depend a lot on what you eat before your workout. Consider these eating tips to choose the optimal pre-workout foods and snacks to […]

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 […]

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, […]

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A 10-Minute Circuit Workout for Flat Abs By Holly Perkins Updated January 9, 2020 Sculpting sleek abs isn’t just about the front-and-center six-pack muscles — it’s about your entire core from chest and upper back to glutes and hip flexors. This workout hits all those muscles and everything in between. In just 10 minutes, you’ll be on your way to flatter abs.Credit: […]

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Flexibility Training Can’t Touch Your Toes? Here’s What Your Body Is Trying to Tell You By Bojana GalicUpdated January 1, 2020 Fact Checked If you’re active, you likely set aside time for aerobic exercise to improve your heart health. You may even carve out a few hours a week for strength training to build or maintain muscle mass. But […]

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Food And Weight Loss 5 Reasons You’re Still Not Losing Weight After Cutting Junk Food By Hallie LevineUpdated December 26, 2019 Fact Checked You’ve said sayonara to cookies, chips and virtually anything that comes in a bag or a box, so why haven’t the pounds magically flown off your tummy, butt and hips? Alas, cutting out — […]

Program Design

Exercise training programs are often based largely on past experiences of those designing them. Although experience is always an important quality to have in any field, including personal training, it is not the only nor, in some cases, even the most important qualification to have. Designing safe and effective exercise training programs requires a variety […]

Nutrition

Nutrition Is An Important Part Of A Healthy Lifestyle. A healthy lifestyle requires exercising regularly and fueling your body with high quality nutrients. It’s important to understand what nutrients will benefit you and the best, most efficient ways you can get them. Nutrition is a big part of getting the body that you want. Nutrition […]