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Why You Are Experiencing Lower Back Pain From Squats And How To End It

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.

How To Get Bigger Hips Naturally, Safely And Fast!

Boys like a little more booty to hold at night! Before you get all worked up, I did not say these words, I’m just the messenger. But truth be told, everybody appreciates a woman with curves in all the right places. One of the things that enhance an hourglass figure is having bigger hips.

Unfortunately, if you were not naturally gifted with some gracious curvy hips, you will have to work for them. I will not promise you results in a week (biggest lie ever) neither will I be talking about surgeries and pills. I will be showing you how to get bigger hips naturally, safely and most importantly, with results.

So, how badly do you want to get hips and a curvy body? If your answer is something like, “so badly”, you are in the right place.

Should I Skip Running After Leg Day?

Though being a fitness enthusiast, leg days were always a nightmare for me, and though my mates call me an exuberant kind, leg days used to bring out something totally unseen in me. A day filled with the most tiring and straining workouts – I used to skip leg days many times making silly excuses.

But I have seen many fitness maniacs who love running after leg day. Totally unbelievable for me at first, I used to convince myself that they are just straining their legs beyond the required. Gradually, I started wondering if such an intense workout was necessary for the legs, and I was astounded at what I found.

How Long Does It Take To Get A Six Pack?

As a Personal Trainer, there is one conversation I have all the time. A client tells me they are enjoying the training, they like their results, but they just have one question: how long does it take to get a six pack ?

I get it. It’s the reason many people start going to the gym in the first place. It’s what everyone wants to show off on the beach in the summer. In a lot of ways, it’s the gold standard for looking like you take your fitness seriously.

I know that for people of all levels the question of how long it’s going to take to get a six pack comes up every time you look in a mirror. So I’m going to try to give you not only a timeline, but a way to actively work towards your six pack and know how close you are getting.

Spin Bike Versus Exercise Bike: Decoding The Ultimate Cardio Tool Conundrum

If you are reading this, then chances are you're either looking to buy a workout bike or you just can't decide which bike is best for you whenever you're at the gym. Well, look no further because we are about to demystify this brain racking spin bike versus exercise bike puzzle for you right now.

Both machines will effectively engage your lower body muscles while giving you quite the cardio workout. However, your choice between the two should vary depending on your fitness goals and lower back health. Before we get into the differences, why would you want to hit the bikes in the first place?

Firstly, cycling is great for lower body strength and endurance. They really engage the quads, glutes, hamstrings, hip flexors and calves.

On the one hand, by increasing the pedal hardness, you cause hypertrophy of the muscles leading to greater gains. On the other hand, loosening up the pedals and increasing the intensity is the perfect way to tone those lower body muscles. It's no wonder why professional cyclists have well-built legs.

Secondly, it is one of the best ways to shred some serious calories. If there is one workout that will have your shirt soaked with sweat in just minutes, it is the bike. A number of calories you burn cycling is astounding.

On average, a 185-pound person can burn up to 654 calories in one-hour cycling at a moderate intensity (12-14 mph). What's more, you can add dumbbells to mix to burn some extra calories while toning arms and shoulders. It makes for a great warm-up session for weight lifters as well.

What Muscles Do Deadlifts Work?

Deadlifts have long been associated with huge and bulky muscles - think, Arnold Schwarzenegger. However, that’s been changing for the better as more and more people, particularly women, are getting involved in doing this highly underrated strength exercise.

Before having those preconceived notions about deadlifting, it’s important to know what muscles do deadlifts work in the first place. You’d be surprised to know just how effective it is as a form of workout, but also how easy and convenient it is to do and the numerous benefits you can get by doing it.

10 Effective Exercises On The Pullup And Dip Bar

Looking to get back to basics with your gym routine this holiday season? With new workout trends, classes, and techniques cropping up on the scene just about daily, sometimes, a simplistic, tried-and-true approach is what we crave. Luckily, there's no need to reinvent the wheel, because many of the most effective workouts are these simple exercises on the pullup and dip bar.

While both standby pieces of equipment for die-hard gym rats, you might have overlooked the pullup and dip bars in the past. While they may not be the most high-traffic areas of the gym, these pieces of equipment can deliver one of the best upper and even full-body workouts, so don't underestimate their value.

Here are 10 effective moves you can work into your routine right now.