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.

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 […]

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 […]

A 10-Minute Isometric Core Workout for a Slow but Serious Burn

Having six-pack abs would be nice, but a washboard tummy doesn’t always equate to a strong core — and a strong core is what’s important for overall health and fitness. Your core protects your spine and also initiates almost every movement: From standing up to walking to lying down, your core muscles — your abs, of course, […]

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 Get Started Working Out at Home

By Lauren Bedosky Updated September 12, 2019 Always make sure you start every at-home workout with a good warm-up session to avoid injury. There’s a lot to love about at-home workouts: They’re affordable, convenient and accessible to all fitness levels — beginners included. However, it can be a bit tougher to avoid distractions (phone, email, […]

5 Booty-Building Mistakes Hindering Your Glute Growth Goals

By Bojana Galic Updated February 6, 2020 Great glutes aren’t born great, they grow great. And if you’re training with a well-rounded glute routine, this musing probably rings true. But if you’re rushing your reps or neglecting your hip thrusts, you may not be growing the great glutes you’d like. Before your next glute day, […]

4 Types of Workouts That Help Women Burn More Fat at the Gym

By Kaitlin Condon Updated December 30, 2019 Your time is valuable — especially at the gym. So if your goal is to burn body fat, you’ll need to be strategic about the kinds of workouts you do. The goods news, though, is that you don’t need a ton of time for these workouts. Even 30 […]

6 of the Best Ab Exercises You’re Not Doing (But Totally Should Be)

By Henry Halse Updated March 3, 2020 Regardless of what type of training you do, repeating the same workouts over and overcan become boring very quickly. Not to mention, your progress will stall. But by varying your workouts, you’re more likely to stick with your regimen over time, according to the American Council on Exercise […]

The Optimal Squat Depth for Glute Gains, Explained

By Bojana Galic Updated March 4, 2020 Squats are a must-have staple in any leg-day routine. But since they mostly rely on your quads, you may need to tweak how you do them in order to target your glutes more. So how low can (or should) you go? For maximum booty gains, your squat depth […]

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, […]

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 […]

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, […]

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, […]

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4 Tips to Building Muscle Tone and Keeping Up a Solid Workout Routine Together with Athleta, we’re compiling actionable wellness advice you need from the experts — and Well+Good is bringing it to life at events in NYC. Here, national fitness business director at Exhale Nicole Uribarriweighs in on the starter guide to a strength-building workout routine. Set realistic goals, […]

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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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Struggling With Push-Ups? 6 Exercises to Help You Master Them By Emily AbbateUpdated January 8, 2020 Getting strong is about a lot more than how much weight you can move at the squat rack. In fact, building stellar strength can be done without any of those weights. Body-weight exercises — like push-ups, squats and sit-ups — can lead to […]

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Can’t Do Squats? Here’s What Your Body Is Trying to Tell You By Jaime OsnatoUpdated January 5, 2020 On a list of the most functional exercises (i.e., those that help you develop strength for everyday tasks) squats would be number one. Not only do they prepare you for daily life (think: bending down to pick something up), they […]

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4 Types of Workouts That Help Women Burn More Fat at the Gym By Kaitlin CondonUpdated December 30, 2019Reviewed by Aubrey Bailey, PT, DPT, CHT Your time is valuable — especially at the gym. So if your goal is to burn body fat, you’ll need to be strategic about the kinds of workouts you do. The goods news, though, […]

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How to Start Exercising in Your 40s, 50s, 60s and Beyond By Lambeth HochwaldUpdated October 4, 2019 If you’re over 40 and haven’t exercised in years (or ever), take heart: An August 2019 study published in Frontiers in Physiology concluded that it’s never too late to start working out. While the study was small, the results indicate that even […]

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4 Ab Exercises That Won’t Hurt Your Back By Kelsey CasselburyUpdated November 13, 2019Reviewed by Lisa Maloney, CPT Sometimes, ab exercises can feel like a no-win proposition — you have back pain because you don’t have core strength, but training those muscles makes your back hurt. To solve this problem, look for moves that train […]

Push Ups

Decline Push-Ups vs. Regular Push-Ups By Andrea Boldt Fact Checked If you’re going to do just one exercise ever, the push-up should be it. It teaches your muscles to work in coordination, strengthens your upper body and core and is fuss-free enough to do just about anywhere. A regular push-up may get boring over time, however, […]

Being Strong For Life

Functional fitness has exploded in popularity with the rise of CrossFit, F45 and similar workouts, but it’s by no means a fad. These types of exercises develop the strength and mobility you need for daily activities like picking up heavy objects, putting something on a high shelf and even getting up from the floor. As […]

Strength Workout Session

Hello fitness family. My strength training workout consisted of: Wall supported handstands 3 sets 10 (30 seconds) Upright barbell rows 4 sets 8 Barbell shrugs 4 sets 8 Cable shrugs 3 sets 10 Dumbbell curls 6 sets 8 Chin ups 3 sets 10 Preacher curls 4 sets 10 Barbell curls 4 sets 10 Working on […]

Core Training Workout

Good evening fitness family. I hope all is well. Today my core workout consisted of: Wall supported hand stands, burpees, decline sit ups, pseudo push ups, front planks, side planks. Incorporating core exercises into your workouts will help you in reaching your fitness goals. It will also help in cutting down on possible injuries. Would […]