There are tons of reasons to give your arms some exercise attention, even if you just have a few minutes available to do so. A good thing about arms workouts is that they don’t need to be very long, as this 5-minute arms workout shows below. Supersetting, or performing two exercises consecutively followed by a short rest or no rest,
Big, toned and defined arms (particularly bulbous biceps) have long indicated that an individual takes care of his or herself in the gym, perhaps because they tend to poke out of t-shirts and are generally on display more than, say, abs or legs. Because of this, many individuals fresh to the gym or new to the whole fitness game, in
If you spend most of your time sitting, it’s likely that your glutes are weak or underworked. Having weak glutes puts you at risk for developing gluteal amnesia, which is when your glutes forget how to function properly. If your glutes aren’t working properly, it can affect your ability to move and cause knee and lower back pain. It’s more important
Exercising may not be the first thing you think about, but it sure feels good to get in some movement. This workout is quick, fun and perfect to do anywhere! The Tabata-timed format was popularized by a 1996 Japanese research study done by Dr. Izumi Tabata. Most Tabata workouts, including the one below, employ the timing used in Tabata’s research.
Dumbbells are arguably the most versatile piece of equipment because you can move with greater fluidity. Unlike the rigid, fixed patterns of machines and barbells, you have the flexibility to change the positioning and angle to mitigate pain from injuries or immobility, and a greater capacity to work unilaterally to address muscle imbalances. You don’t have to go as heavy
Imagine this: You’ve just moved and are in the market for a new gym. What would you need to see in order to know that this was the gym for you? Maybe a dedicated free-weights room? More than one cable station so you wouldn’t have to wait too long during the busy hours? A wide variety of cardio equipment, sure.
Whether your goal is to build strength, muscular endurance, or just look great in a sleeveless shirt (hey, we don't blame you!), supersets may be the golden ticket. The word might sound like advanced gym lingo, but supersets actually pretty simple — and effective. Exercise Sets Reps Plyo Push-Up 3 6–8 Incline Alternating Dumbbell Press 3 8–10 each side Incline Two-Arm
If you’re looking to add mass quickly, multi-angular tri-sets are a great way to build muscle. Focusing on your back, shoulders, chest and arms will add the necessary width for that desirable V-shaped torso, so you’ll be ready to impress at your next formal occasion. An abs regime is all very well, but if it’s the perfect V-shaped torso to
Ultimately, physical and emotional weight go hand in hand, by achieving balance with both, you can live your happiest and healthiest life. Fitness crazes come and go, but if you’re looking for a workout that ramps up results, these dumbbell exercises used offer serious gains. The premise is pretty simple: there’s no need for fancy kit or grueling machinery, this
Weight machines were once all the rage at the gym, and you may still use them when you train. But times have changed, and here's why: Machines lock you into a predetermined path of motion, which takes away the ability to challenge and strengthen core and stabilizer muscles. In short, machines don't mimic functional movements. Strength doesn't transfer as well