Now that you've mastered bodyweight exercises such as squats and push-ups, what comes next? How do you keep progressing with them? By adding weight, of course! No, I'm not talking about putting on 20lbs so you can be heavier when you do your squats, I'm saying that you should be adding some sort of prop to your exercise. I'll explain everything in this article.
Some gym-goers seem to care more about their reflection in the mirror rather than their strength and fitness. Not you. No, you're not here to just mess around. You're here to get strong and be healthy. That's right: you're a champion---and that's why you deadlift. Check out these awesome deadlift variaions that will make you feel like Hurcules.
Fitness marketing that is geared specifically towards women is often just a hodgepodge of tips for slimming down, 5-minute miracle workouts and a list of superfoods that promise to banish belly fat without any extra work. While a combination of these tips along with a killer workout routine may work well for some, one thing is glaringly missing from women's fitness advertising, real weight training tips for women who want to build muscle. But the fear of bulking up and other crazy weight training myths are enough to keep some women —side-eyeing Gwyneth Paltrow right now— from lifting anything more than 3 pounds during their workouts!
Being called an uptight yippee when you’re trying to concentrate is not much of a compliment unless you’ve been busting your butt in your workout kingdom and focusing on core strength and toning up. Then, being called out for having rock hard glutes or the tightest of tight tushies when you walk in the gym door will make you nod, smile and secretly thank the staple of kettlebell exercises you’ve perfected; kettlebell swings.
Want more muscle? You should. Increasing muscle mass helps boost your metabolism, burning calories while at rest and changing your entire physique. And if you want to build muscle fast, you need to know that muscle growth depends largely on how well you take care of yourself throughout the day.