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Legs And Shoulder Exercises To Avoid And Exchange For More Beneficial Movements

Strength training is a great way to stay in shape and even recommended by most health care professionals as the perfect weight loss method, but newcomers and experienced trainers alike should practice safety when working out. Common mistakes made by gym-goers that often lead to strains or significant injuries include: all-or-nothing approach, unbalanced strength-training programs,

By |2019-06-03T11:32:10+01:00June 3rd, 2019|Categories: Workout tips|Tags: , , , |

5 Exercises to Work Off Your Waist

Ladies, it's time to forget those waist trainers you've seen online. The better strategy for cinching: targeting the transverse abdominis. That's the deep core muscle that wraps around the entire belly and acts as your body's natural corset. And my dynamic, plank-based moves hit it extra hard. Strengthening this muscle will also help protect your lower back.

By |2019-05-31T10:37:16+01:00May 31st, 2019|Categories: abs|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

The Best 5-Minute Warm-Up To Do Before A Strength Workout

When life means you're busy, it's tempting to jump right into your workout to maximise the time you've got. But when you skip a warm-up, you're setting your body up to be less efficient—and potentially end up with an injury. Exercising without a warm-up is a huge no-no. When you are performing strength-training exercises, your

By |2019-05-30T11:25:57+01:00May 30th, 2019|Categories: Workout routine|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

6 Yoga Poses That Help Burn Fat & Build Strength

While the practice of yoga has everything to do with breathing and is less about the asanas (the sanskrit name for “poses” or “postures”), a lot of people mistake yoga for an easy form of exercise. Even if you only came for the Savasana, which you definitely shouldn’t leave before, turning off the mind and

By |2019-05-23T11:33:11+01:00May 23rd, 2019|Categories: Yoga|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

9 Yoga Stretches to Increase Flexibility And A Super Toned Body

I’m here to tell you that your inflexibility actually makes it easier to feel the stretch – which is what we are going for in yoga class! The fact that you’re not very flexible means you’re feeling the stretch much more quickly! It’s important to understand that in yoga, unlike many other athletic endeavours, the

By |2019-05-21T13:09:23+01:00May 21st, 2019|Categories: Yoga|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

The Best Exercises for Your Lower Abs For That Slender Toned Look

There's probably one area you feel like you can't work enough: your abs. It seems like no matter how much training you do, the lower abs just stay the same. In order to lose weight and show muscle definition, you need to train the whole body. You need to expend calories—and pair that with a

By |2019-05-24T10:04:27+01:00May 20th, 2019|Categories: abs|Tags: , , , , , , |

Build Big Round Delts That Make Your Good Lifts Even Better

Today we're going to start with some heavy, compound lifts to build overall strength and mass, and then get our pump on with lighter isolation lifts. This approach lets us build massive boulders and then chisel them into pure sculpture. There are only seven exercises in this workout, but that doesn't mean it's going to

By |2019-05-17T12:47:22+01:00May 17th, 2019|Categories: arms|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Yoga Exercises To Strengthen Impingement Shoulder & Rotator Cuff

Shoulder impingement happens when lifting your arm overhead causes your shoulder blades to rub against the muscles of your rotary cuff. These four muscles — the supraspinatus, infraspinatus, teres minor and subscapularis — control the ability to rotate your arms and lift them overhead. Shoulder impingement is generally caused by repetitive use of your arms

By |2019-05-16T13:29:55+01:00May 16th, 2019|Categories: arms|Tags: , , , , , |

The Beneficial Bench Press Guide To Build Your Chest And Increase Your Press!

If you want to bench big, you need to bench more—and better. Commit to this bench specialisation programme made for bodybuilders, and watch that old 1RM go for good! I always start with the same question: “Do you even bench?” The training programmes generally resemble a random grab bag of every press or triceps extension

By |2019-05-15T13:00:48+01:00May 15th, 2019|Categories: arms, fat loss|Tags: , , , , , , |

5 Quick and Easy HIIT Workouts for Beginners

High intensity interval training has become so popular that it might resemble one of those healthy-living trends that fade away as fast as they came. But this might be one of the cases where popularity testifies of success – not being confined to the gym with its equipment, HIIT workouts for beginners are making their

By |2019-05-13T13:45:49+01:00May 13th, 2019|Categories: fat loss|Tags: , , , , , , , , |