For years, ballet dancers the world over have been using the same muscle strengthening moves to create their sought-after physiques. Barre uses these same implements combined with elements from many disciplines, such as Pilates and yoga, to give you a high return, low impact workout that’s fun and energizing.
You know the feeling… there you are at the gym and the last thing you want to do is one last set of deadlifts. In fact, you’d much rather go die… in a corner… where its cool and safe. However, then you remember that you came to the gym for a reason. You want to be a better, healthier you… and if you turn a few heads in the process – icing on the cake. (Oooo… cake. Focus. Focus.) Whether you are hitting up a fitness challenge at the office or just trying to meet your goals with friends at the gym, these 7 songs will help you go harder, work longer and get those results you’ve been dreaming about…
With Thanksgiving finally passed (not that we didn’t enjoy…but geez!) you might be thinking of creative ways to get rid of these dang holiday leftovers! It would be nice to just throw it all away, but that’s wasteful. We won’t be advising that…EVER! So, here’s how we can enjoy some leftover turkey and dressing in a much healthier way.
Walk into almost any gym, and look for anyone cranking out the pull-ups from an over-head bar. Chances are, you may never witness such a sight. Most people won’t even attempt them, probably remembering their embarrassing attempts in high school physical education class. The neglect of this reliable exercise is sad in itself, but what makes it sadder is that it is the single best exercise to build the Latissimus Dorsi (Lats), those muscles that provide that classic V-shape, which does wonders for your physique.
Most of us realize we need protein in order to build muscle. Lifting weights and strength training damages muscle fibers, and this sparks a repair process causing muscles to grow. We require the amino acids within proteins as the building blocks for this growth.
Something else we also need is fat. Despite popular opinion, fat does not make you fat. In fact, if you don’t eat enough your body will begin to store it. Nonetheless, let us not forget about the carbs providing us energy in the gym.
We have explored good nutrition in the past. Today, we want to focus on the top foods that help build muscle and cut body fat.
If you’re just starting out with fitness or starting over after an extended break, you might think that jumping in and getting to work right away is the way to go. And, I’d say you are MOSTLY right.
Getting help in the beginning, with the right personal training program can make a huge difference for you in all the best ways like saving you time, money and probably your sanity. Not to mention keeping your body safe and injury free!
Think about is this way, the same logic can be applied to taking your car to a mechanic. I mean, you COULD fix the problem yourself, given the right tools and proper training but, it would probably cost you way more in the long run. Why wouldn’t you just let the pros handle it from the start? They’ll explain the problem, give you your options, and get you to Point B as quickly as possible!
So, if you’re in need of a jumpstart or a re-start, here are a few reasons why the right Personal Training program could be a great fit for you:
Barre classes are an amazing way to set fire to your current workout routine. With the squeezing, pulsing, repeating movements that barre classes incorporate, the muscles are able to become leaner and stronger. Barre classes incorporate all the amazing benefits of several different workouts into one rhythmic, free-flowing, muscle stretching and strengthening routine.
There is no doubt aerobic exercise is important for overall health. We don’t want to diminish its significance. However, if you want to get into the best shape of your life, weightlifting is more important than cardio.
As we age, it is often not our aerobic health that causes us to become debilitated. It is the loss of muscle mass and bone density that causes issues as we get older. Only weightlifting will build muscle and increase bone density.