Category Archives: Fitness & Weight Loss

7 Laws of Building Athletic Muscle

I almost quit. Twice. I failed as an athlete trying to build athletic muscle and as a college meathead trying to re-establish some semblance of athleticism. I wasn’t’ happy with my porous results and I wouldn’t be happy unless I had the best of both worlds—being athletic and muscular. Not one, not the other, but…
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Chest Exercises – 6 Common Mistakes

Are you trying to build a bigger chest, but are not getting the results you desire? Building a big chest requires challenging training and consistency, but there are many other factors as well. Some people make mistakes in regards to nutrition, training, or rest when they are focusing on building more muscle mass in the…
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Proteins, Carbs and Fats – Balance Them and Fix Your Diet

Proteins, Carbs and Fats - Balance Them and Fix Your Diet The old saying is you can't out-train a bad diet. The easiest way to fix your diet is to understand all the myths that surround the foods you love. Here's what you need to know about proteins, carbs and fats in your diet. The…
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5 Must-Do Morning Workouts

5 Must-Do Morning Workouts What is the first thing you do every morning? Checking the newspapers while sipping tea?Drinking water or hitting the gym? Well, whatever your morning ritual, making time for the gym is an amazing way to start the day. It may seem difficult at first but it is the best way to…
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Strength Training: Building Arm Muscles

The most famous technique for building arm muscles is the curl, which increases the size of the biceps. Some trainers, however, make fun of this exercise as “curls for the girls” because men often neglect other muscle groups in their rush to build biceps suitable for display in tight T-shirts. But building strength and muscle…
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Do Plank Exercises Work?

This static exercise works just about every muscle in your body The plank is an exercise that works the body’s core, specifically the abdominal muscles and lower back. The exercise is traditionally performed as part of yoga and Pilates regimens but is effective for anyone looking to improve core strength and balance. Performing a plank…
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Common Pilates Back Injuries to Avoid

Because of the increasing popularity of Pilates, there seems to be more complaints of Pilates and back pain. Why are there so many Pilates back injuries all of a sudden? There are many reasons for Pilates back injuries - some of which are due to overcrowded classes and inexperienced teachers. Because of the complexity and…
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Become a Fat-Burning Machine With Diet and Exercise

Losing body fat takes a coordinated effort, including both regular exercise and smart food choices. Increasing your level of exercise will, in turn, increase your appetite. Simply eating less will cause your energy and your level of activity to decrease as well. Learn how to integrate both diet and exercise into an actionable fat-loss plan.…
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Can You Exercise Without Losing Your Breasts?

Can You Exercise Without Losing Your Breasts? Contrary to popular belief, there is no diet, exercise or pill that controls where you gain or lose weight. According to the American Council on Exercise, weight loss affects all areas of the body that store fat, including breasts. Since the breasts are found on top of the…
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A High-Protein Breakfast is Best for Weight Loss

Loading up on protein at breakfast can help in losing weight. Find out how much you should be eating, and try these three healthy high-protein breakfast recipes. Skipping the first meal of the day is a major nutrition no-no. Eating a balanced breakfast has been shown to improve energy and concentration, kickstart your metabolism, and…
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Best HIIT Workout, According to Science

This Is the Best HIIT Workout, According to Science Any HIIT (high-intensity interval training) session has major fat-burning benefits, but a 4×4 workout is tops for improving fitness, per a new study in Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise. Tackle this treadmill workout three times a week for the next six weeks to up…
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3 Mistakes Women Make in the Gym

Most of the women I see in the gym are making the same, basic mistakes. While guys tend to stroke their egos with sloppy form and weights they can’t handle, women usually do the opposite: light lifting with little effort, for fear they’re going to get “bulky.” If only it were that easy to build…
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How to Do a Perfect Deadlift

The deadlift can be performed with a bar and plates or fixed barbell. This description uses the barbell with plates. Several advanced variations are possible with alternative leg and grip positions. As for all exercises, don’t lift too heavy to begin with and stop if pain is felt, particularly in the lower back. Remember to…
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13 Tough But Effective Butt Exercises

I sit most of my work day. And, while I can’t find any research to prove it, I swear my butt expands and gets flatter from all of that sitting. Most people don’t look at their own butts, but the people behind them do. Whether you think your butt is spreading, getting flabby, is too…
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Treadmill Calorie Burn

Treadmill Calorie Burn Burn Calories On The Treadmill By Increasing Workout Intensity Treadmill provide a variety of workouts, allowing you to set a pace suited for your level of fitness. The average adult walks at a speed of about 4.79 feet per second, with older adults walking around 4.11 feet per second. In terms of…
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Female Weight Training – Weight Lifting Benefits

With obesity on the rise, and taking actions to lead a healthy lifestyle, a weight lifting program has many benefits for women. As women, we tend to focus on cardiovascular workouts to keep ourselves healthy, while virtually ignoring our strength. Weight lifting programs will allow us to build and maintain our strength while staying healthy. Let us…
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