The general problem with most back exercises is that they are hard to do and require a large amount of energy, so it is tempting to skip them when you are in the gym. Yet having a firm, straight and shapely back is certainly worth the investment in effort and time. Although demanding, there are not many exercises better than rowing.
This week I am going to cover the Cybex Arc, if your gym has one, or you can use the elliptical. These machines are designed to take the impact out on your legs of your cardio, so they are great for alternating days with other pieces of cardio equipment.
Check out my killer core circuit workout that is sure to burn your belly. This workout can be done anywhere and with NO equipment and can easily be worked into your routine, so there are no excuses.
Squats are notorious for building strong, athletic backsides. But with so many different squat variations in existence such as goblet squats, box squats, front squats, high bar back squats, low bar back squats, Zercher squats, overhead squats, sumo squats and kneeling squats, many individuals wonder which types of squats they should be performing to maximize glute development.
In the first part of the series with Nina Marchione, we learned how to tighten and tone up the glutes with three simple (yet surprisingly difficult) exercises. In part two, Nina shares how to tighten the core, build upper body strength, and boost your mood with her handstand progression.
This week I will be talking about one of my favorite pieces of cardio equipment: the StepMill. Off the bat, nothing makes me sweat more than this bad boy— and for that alone I love it! I like to rotate this as one of my cardio workouts
Spring is here and that means getting outdoors may seem a bit more inviting. Get ready to rock your summer body by moving your body and getting your heart rate up. Take your workouts outside and enjoy the fresh air!
Nina Marchione is the program director of Sculpt by SOLACE at SOLACE New York, a professional-level athletic studio in the heart of Manhattan. She trains people to help them sculpt their physiques, and is sharing some of her best exercises in this three-part series to help you sculpt your own.
I noticed while filming our series for “Mix It Up” how weak my cardiovascular endurance had gotten. I have mostly just been lifting heavy and doing steady-state cardio for a few years now, and I could feel it! I also noticed that I have done a good job of building plenty of muscle on my legs. So I thought it would be a great time to mix up my cardio and use it to “shape” my legs!
Deepika Chowdhury is not only the first Figure competitor from India in the NPC, but she is also the first sponsored athlete (BSN) and IFBB Figure pro from the country.