Interval training burns more calories per minute of work and creates a higher metabolic disturbance that carries over to what can be described as the “after burn,” the elevated calorie burn that can last up to 36 hours post-workout.
Check out this fun and effective circuit workout that can be done with limited equipment inside or outside the gym. The only equipment needed is a jump rope and set of dumbbells. Give it a try and let me know what you think!
Over the last four Sundays, I have been focusing on one workout in particular that includes just three exercises, but it keeps me extremely focused and has built up my strength and stamina in just those few short weeks.
I wanted to share something a little different in today’s article. This is a fun challenge that I did with my clients: The 1000 Push-Up Challenge. This is a simple (but not easy) challenge that’ll keep you pushing toward your goals, build your strength and give you an awesome sense of accomplishment.
Anyone can do the basic push-up no matter what your fitness level is. All you have to do is modify the movement to fit your fitness level and aim to keep improving and trying different variations!
As you hone your list of resolutions, remember that the key to success is to ensure your goals are S.M.A.R.T. (specific, measurable, attainable, realistic, and timely). It’s pretty easy to set a goal, but setting S.M.A.R.T. goals takes work.
Consider some of my favorite shoulder exercises in my Shoulder Blaster Workout and I promise you will feel the burn and see results!
I am not a big fan of traditional cardio. Instead, I like to focus workouts on full body training with a mix of strength and conditioning using weights, body weight and kettlebells. I have found that this strategy is the most effective method for fat loss and for overall health and conditioning.
I have a very strong love/hate relationship with lunges. I know the effectiveness of a lunge workout, but using dumbbells increases the intensity and makes the workout more challenging! With this love/hate relationship of lunges, I make sure to incorporate at least one lunge exercise every week to my leg routine!
While the glutes and rear thighs are largely out of your vision line (unless you line up in front of a mirror) these lower body parts are very visible to everyone else. Unfortunately, the gluteal and hamstring muscles can get a bit soft and underdeveloped just because they are not front line and visible, and therefore it is easy to forget about any direct exercise for these areas.