Whether you inherited it from your mother or losing weight has left you with a flat and tiny tush, you secretly may be hoping for a fuller, shapelier bottom. It's time to step up your strength-training routine. Just like hiking and running hills, these 11 moves will build, sculpt, and lift your glutes in no time! Glute workouts may once
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
Starting out on a weightlifting workout plan can get confusing and overwhelming: Exactly how much weight should I be lifting? How many reps should I do? How many sets? And what should be the rest time in between? When you lift weights, your workout plan will usually specify a certain number of sets and a certain number of reps. But what are reps
Provided you are willing to put in some effort, you can really make a difference to your weight and drop a dress size. Okay, so you can't - and shouldn't - undergo a major transformation, but you can shed a little excess weight, firm up slack muscles, overhaul your posture and get your body firing on all cylinders. On the
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
While you don’t need a new year or a new decade — or even a new day — to kickstart a fitness program, sometimes that turn of the clock or calendar is just the fresh start you need. Inspired by this new decade, and all the potential that lies ahead, we put together a fun fitness program to help you
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