So you want to lose fat and gain muscle? Almost everyone does, and burning off fat and putting on muscle size doesn’t need to be an overly complicated procedure. All it really comes down to is your diet and how you exercise. They need to be in conjunction with each other, and on-point, in order to get a well-sculpted body. You can
It's time to emerge from your cave. Spring has sprung and summer is just around the corner. If you want to cut the belly flab and get your beach body back, try the core-crusher circuit. These stability exercises hit your lower abs, upper abs, and obliques, strengthening and chiseling your middle in one go. It's easy to hibernate during the
To show off your abs, you have to burn fat. To burn fat, you have to stoke your metabolism by building muscle. These straightforward moves work major muscle groups--with an emphasis on your midsection--without adding bulk. When you exercise your abdominal muscles, you're not doing it to have rock-hard abs hidden under a layer of fat. Some muscle-strengthening exercises are just
Most dieters regain lost weight within three to five years. A possible reason is that they often resume their old eating habits or turn to fad diets that are unsustainable in the long run. Leaning out isn't all about calories — it requires lasting lifestyle changes and sensible eating. If you want to hit your training and physique goals, you need to fuel your body with
Whether or not your new year’s resolution has to do with eating better, January is here and pretty much everyone is thinking about healthy eating. After a month (or two!) of rich, decadent food, our bodies have the right to demand more wholesome eats and, honestly, I’m ready, too. Don’t worry: It doesn’t have to be a bummer. There are plenty of
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.
This four-week plan keeps things simple utilizing just three basic moves with a plyometric challenge thrown in every other day. Alternate grounded exercises with plyometric and rest on Sundays. This plan is completely adaptable. Whether you do your plyometrics hardcore, going as fast as you can or you opt for simply dynamic movement at your own, reasonable pace, you can
There are many weight-loss diets out there on the internet which attract you by saying “lose weight in 1 week”. I don’t know if they are indeed correct, but what I very well understand is that all those diets are very unhealthy. You won’t be able to shed so many pounds that quickly. Even if you do, your body will
In the battle of the bulge, belly fat is an adamant opponent. But there are a number of foods that are great for your taste buds and your waistline. They help you fight belly fat. And you may find this hard to believe, but they're so delicious you probably already eat them! We all want a slim and flat
A lot of the foods we’re told we shouldn’t eat might not actually be all that bad for us. In fact, what’s deemed “bad” for you might be totally different than what’s considered “bad” for someone else. For example, you might have the idea that things like dairy or gluten aren’t good for you because you get an upset stomach or develop a headache after eating them.