Remember when you were a kid and you used to go outside to “play.” Now, as an adult, you go inside (to the gym) to “work out.”
We all know and love the standard lower body exercises: squats, lunges, deadlifts and all the variations of those. All of those long-standing exercises have been proven to build and sculpt the elusive booty that all women want.
Today, I want to talk CARDIO, as so many people ask me how much cardio I do or what I recommend they do. This all depends on where I am at in my personal fitness goals, either pre-contest or off-season.
No gym, no worries! Check out my fun full-body circuit that can be done in the comfort of your own home (or garage). The only piece of equipment I used for this workout was a pair of 10-pound dumbbells— that's it!
This is the Farmers’ Carry. Farmer’s Carries have been used by strongmen, athletes, strength coaches and trainers to train the core, posture and upper back muscles like no other exercise.
The great thing about the complexes is that you can vary the exercises and the reps. In this video, I wanted to show you one of the most basic complexes. However, basic doesn’t mean it’s easy.
Since most of us have one leg that isn’t as strong, as well developed, or as coordinated as the other one, single-leg oriented exercises are the most optimal way to focus on each side independently in order to improve your muscle balance. The lunge exercise is a great option for adding in a lower-body training stimulus that’s unilateral (i.e., one-leg) dominant.
So many people are stuck in cars, at desks and slumped in chairs for the majority of their day. Training the upper back and smaller shoulder stabilizer muscles is imperative for overall strength and posture and to help avoid injury.
If you have trouble firming your rear thighs, you’re not alone! This area easily accumulates body fat and is almost the last area to give up its stores, even if you are strictly dieting.
Walking Lunges. We all know them and probably have a bit of a love/hate relationship with them. They are one of the best lower body sculpting exercises, but boy, oh boy, they are tough and can lead to some serious DOMS (delayed onset muscle soreness) - regardless of how often you do them.