While most of us are probably aware of the powerful benefits of regular exercise, we’re clearly not all convinced: Just about 20 percent of American adults over the age of 18 meet the government’s recommended guidelines when it comes to physical activity, according to a CDC report.
Repetition may be the mother to mastery, but when it comes to excessive reps in fitness, the cons may outnumber the pros.
As a fitness professional, I can respect the mental strength and positive behavioral change that an individual may acquire from performing 100 or more repetitions in a row.
What if a one-hour workout could lead you to your dream job with your dream salary? What if it was the thing that helped you find The One? What if it kicked your self-doubt in the a$$ and produced confidence you haven’t felt since you won the third grade spelling bee?Read More
Find fitness success in these six tips to set your mind straight before final exams.
Spring is finally here, which means all of you students out there have finals coming up. For most of your classmates, that means lounging around Read More
Well, get ready to get lean by catching some air! Called plyometrics, this hot breed of cardio is an addictive way to incinerate fat fast. “Plyometrics burns the maximum amount of calories in the shortest amount of time while toning… Read More
Add serious size to your arms with this four-move dumbbell biceps workout.
You might think that cheating on an exercise is only cheating your muscles out of the best possible stimulus, but then how do you explain all the guys… Read More
You’ve tried situps, cardio, and dumbbell side bends, but nothing seems to get rid of that stubborn belly fat on your sides. Commonly called “love handles,” this area of your torso is part of the waist-to-hip ratio, an indicator of overall health. If you have too much cushion around your waist, ask… Read More
Build massive, powerful pipes with this brief, heavy routine.
Every guy loves to train arms, and every guy – at one time or another – has been stymied by the two biggest arm- training pitfalls: 1) using high reps instead of heavy weight, and 2) thinking a good pump equals a good workout. Read More
Free weights are a great way to increase difficulty to workouts you’ve mastered, or get you motivated to try something new. Adding a few pounds to a crunch or lunge can make a huge difference.
Use your arms in your next crunch set. Perform a crunch while holding a dumbbell or dumbbell plate to your… Read More
If the beach beckons, better be in shape!
No one’s seen you without a shirt on—in public, anyway— for the past several months, and that’s probably just as well. Between holiday partying and the cold winter, you haven’t had much incentive to keep your belly in check. Read More