The search for an hourglass figure by women has never been this real. Every tabloid, magazine and social media page is flaunting sexy pictures of curvaceous ladies. It kind of makes you wonder how they do it right? Well, one sure way of getting a curvy body is by getting a smaller waist and aiming for bigger hips (I already showed you how).
Maybe you are not vain like the rest of us curve craving lasses. Nonetheless, you should bear in mind that having excess belly fat increases your chances of getting some serious health conditions such as a heart attack, diabetes and in some cases, cancer. I, therefore, cannot emphasize enough the importance of maintaining a healthy body fat around your waist.
So, do you want to know how to get a smaller waist? I will be showing you in a bit. First, a little piece of my mind. You may decide to go under the knife in pursuit of a better body. Sure, this might work for a while, until you get back to your old habits and you are back where you started. Maybe worse.
Do it the natural way, it is way safer, less expensive and will take around two months tops to start seeing results. Ready? Here we go.
We all have trouble areas in our bodies which never seem to lose fat easily. One of the most common trouble areas for many people is the back. This is probably because it is also the most neglected especially during home workouts. I will be telling you how to get rid of back fat but before I get into that, a quick glance at exactly what causes back fat.
If you have that stubborn back flab preventing you from rocking crop tops and tight tank tops, one of the common culprits for this is muscle atrophy. This is when your muscles lose strength and tone and as result end up being tender or replaced by fat. Muscle atrophy is caused by poor nutrition and lack of adequately engaging a specific muscle.
These two (poor nutrition and lack of exercise) are also responsible for causing fat to accumulate in your back. You can also blame your back fat on genes as some people tend to store fat in specific areas simply because this is the hand they were dealt.
The good news is, despite the reason behind your flabby back, you can lose the fat, gain some muscles and get that sexy back, back! The not so good news is that it will take some hard work since it is not possible to lose fat in one specific area. That been said, there is a lot to be done, so let’s go to town ladies and gentlemen!
Have you ever considered adding planks into your workout routine?
If you've avoided them in the past, or even questioned how effective they truly are, now might be the time to revisit the move. Looking to take your workouts to the next level or finally sculpt that six-pack in the new year?
Then planks definitely earn a place in your gym routine. When it comes to strengthening your core, while the move might seem simple, there are truly few moves more effective than the humble plank.
We all want to blast fat, get healthy and rock at everything that comes our way. There are a lot of workouts out there that guarantee results but just in case you didn’t know, heavy lifting is the real deal. No disrespect to cardio, but if you want to get in good shape, gain a toned body or even curves, strength training is the way to go.
When performed in good form paired with diet, great results are a guarantee. Below are some excellent weight lifting routines for women you must try. Just pick one that fits you and get to lifting.
Have you been asking yourself “How many squats should I do a day?” Is it every day or every couple of days? Are you questioning this when planning your workout? The number of squats you should complete per day will depend on your ultimate goal. Read further to learn more about how many squats you should be doing each day.
Progress occurs during your passive recovery. That is during rest. Therefore, completing squats every day is not essential, as this time is for muscle recovery and growth. Completing squats every day may lead to overtraining in which a decrease in performance as a result of your amount of training outweighing your recovery occurs.
Different combinations of sets and repetitions will induce different adaptations to either increase strength, muscle mass, endurance or muscular power. Which goal are you trying to achieve? I have put the following together for you to learn just how many squats you should be completing per day to achieve your goal.
I am sure you have come across a typical upright bicycle. Well, a recumbent bike pretty much serves the same purpose as an upright bike the only major difference is the design. When it comes to recumbent bikes, they are designed with user’s comfort in mind hence the seat it reclined backward and the pedals are in front of you.
This way, even your grandma’ can get some cardio out of this bike without worrying about falling off. These bikes come as stationary bikes mostly for exercise purposes or as mobile bikes that can be used on the road for cardio or traveling.
In this article we cover the recumbent bike benefits both stationary and mobile, but before we get into that, a little disclosure. When you are using this equipment for cardio, try to increase the intensity so as to reap the most from your workout.
That said, other than making you look cool while working out, the recumbent bikes come with a boat load of benefits you ought to know. Find out today!
If you are a gym junkie like me, you definitely want to reap the most out of your workout sessions by finding the perfect workout routine. In search for this, one of the most sought after answers is whether to do cardio before or after lifting.
For any strength training exercise to be successful, incorporating cardio exercises is mandatory. That much you know. What you are after is how and when to do this. To ease your confusion, we discuss both methods including the pros and cons and come up with the perfect concoction of the two.
If you are serious about attaining your gym goals with precision, I highly advise you read on.
Pull-ups are the squats of the upper body! I bet you’ve heard that being thrown around. No? Well, they are. This is because pull-ups are vital for upper body growth but are one of the toughest upper body exercises to execute. In fact, now that I think of it, I hardly see anyone doing pull-ups at the gym; which is a huge loss by the way.
Although these exercises are hard to do, they come with a bucket load of benefits. Before we dive into this, I hope I don’t have to remind you the importance of doing this or any other exercise in proper form so as to avoid injuries and reap full benefits. Of course, you knew this! Silly me.
So, the benefits of pull-ups. Apart from the obvious, strong, sexy, Arnold Schwarzenegger shoulders and arms, pull-ups deliver numerous other benefits some of which quite frankly are astonishing. Without further ado, I give you nine benefits of pull-ups.
You have probably been thinking about squatting for a while now, but you are not sure of what’s waiting for you on the other side once you begin. To be honest, there’s very little information on before and after squats, mostly what you get is pictures. While pictures may be helpful, they don’t prepare you for the real feeling.
Before I get into that, I need to emphasize the importance of practicing good form and posture while doing your squats. Without this, you will be in for a whole different adventure, one filled with injuries and zero results.
Now that that’s out of the way, what can you expect after squatting? Take a peek at exactly what you are in for when you start this exercise. I promise not to leave anything out!
Do you feel that? The pain in your butt and thighs after squatting? Well, that means you are doing it right and hitting all the right muscles. What about lower back pain from squats, is this normal?
In most cases, pain in your back after squatting is not a good thing. It can result from a number of reasons such as using the wrong workout technique to injuries at the gym. So, is there a way to prevent lower back injuries when squatting? Absolutely. Stick around longer to find out.