7 Reasons to Include Strength Training In Your Fitness Training Program

fitness training programEvery fitness training program should include strength training. Building muscles is just scratching the surface of the health benefits you’ll reap.

If you knew that a certain type of exercise could benefit your heart, improve your balance, strengthen your bones, and help you lose weight as it made you look and feel better, wouldn’t you want to get started? [Read more…]

26 Ways To Fit Into Your Bikini In No Time

how to lose weight fastDo you start your day with healthy eating and then end up binging by the end of it? And are you also tired of going on crazy diets? Well, you have clearly been following all the wrong rules for weight loss. It might not be the easiest thing in the world, but surely isn’t as complex as you would like to think. [Read more…]

13 Tips For A Great Workout

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If you are one of the minority of people who regularly go to a gym for exercise, then congratulations! It means you have the right priorities and terrific discipline. But it’s fair to say that at times, even for committed exercisers, motivation often flags, and there are days when it requires a Herculean effort just to put on your workout clothes and walk through the gym doors. Here are 13 ways to make your exercise routine a little easier. [Read more…]

7 Worst Ways To Eat Prior To Working Out

what not to eat before workoutWhat do you eat before your workout? The wrong foods can wreak havoc on your body and sabotage your exercise routine.

All psyched up for that killer session in the gym? Having explosive energy is key, but eating the wrong foods too close to go-time can really ruin your workout and set your training back in a big way.

“Putting the wrong things in your tank before you exercise can leave you lethargic, crash your system, or cause wicked cramps,” says Jane White, R.D., a spokesperson for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. “And going on empty can do the same.”

So don’t doom your cardio or weight session before it even starts. Here are 5 of the biggest pre-workout diet mistakes many women make—and why you should avoid them. [Read more…]

18 Reasons Why Women Should Lift Weights

how to lose weight fastThe belief that weight-lifting will get women super-jacked, ripped, and masculine is completely ridiculous and flat-out wrong.

There are only really 3 ways for women to build significant amounts of muscle to the point where they start looking manly – they are 1) take steroids; 2) take HGH, testosterone, or other hormones; and 3) have abnormally high levels of natural testosterone, which is extremely rare and in any case you’d be aware of it.

So, for 99.9% of women, none of these reasons apply – this  basically means that you have zero excuse not to lift weights to tone up.  [Read more…]

Show Off Your Flat Tummy With These 8 Killer Moves

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Want great abs? This ab-stastic workout routine combines fat-burning cardio with moves that target your entire core rather than individual muscles so you’ll burn more fat while toning up. Feel the results the first week, see the toned abs start to show in the third. [Read more…]

4 Simple Tips To Avoid Binge Eating Post-Workout

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There’s a 99%, if not 100% chance that you’ve been in this situation before – you finish a workout, you’re starving, and somehow before you know it you end up eating a large fully loaded sandwich.

You tell yourself, you earned it— because you just worked out! But on the contrary. “Many people rationalize pigging out on unhealthy food after a workout by telling themselves that they deserve it,” says James Ward, R.D., author of The Cruise Control Diet.

While refueling after you sweat is a great idea, it’s easy to undo all of your hard work if you overeat. Luckily, Ward says there are ways to prevent these post-workout binges. [Read more…]

Is it Diet or Exercise That Burns More Belly Fat?

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Everyone knows that if you want to lose weight you have to burn more calories than you consume. This can be done through diet, exercise, or preferably both. And again, that’s common knowledge. But few people realize that one is much more effective than the other.

In fact, it’s not just “more effective”. It accounts for a whopping 80% of your results, if not more. Naturally, it makes sense to focus on this as much as possible, right? And yet, few people do. That’s why getting that flat stomach is so difficult – even impossible – for many. [Read more…]

6 Exercise Mistakes That You Should Correct Today

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Ever feel like you’re making all the right moves at the gym—taking cardio classes, hitting the elliptical machine and lifting weights—and not seeing the results that you want? Find out if you’re making one of these all-too-common exercise missteps, and how to tweak them, so you can get on the fast track to a fitter body! [Read more…]

Lose 2-3 inches In Weeks Without Diet or Exercise

how to lose 2-3 inches without diet or exercise

If you’re like most people, you want results and you want them fast. Scratch that. You want them now (yesterday would be even better, right?). And this goes double and triple when it comes to getting results from a diet or exercise program. In fact, I’m sure you’ll agree that nothing motivates you more to push towards your goal than quick progress.

With this in mind, I have a special treat for you today. I’m going to show you (or rather, describe) a simple trick that can shrink your waist by 2 to 3 inches in mere weeks. It’s easy to perform, takes just a few minutes per day, anyone can do it (that means you!), and the results are not only fast… but downright amazing. [Read more…]

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