After the seemingly hours of cardio you did all winter, you might think your thighs don’t need much refining for the quickly approaching summer season. However, the thighs and hips may not be particularly firm unless they get a direct hit on a semi regular basis.
As a strength coach, it pains me to walk into any commercial gym and see some skinny kid performing endless isolation movements. I want to pull him aside and teach him the ropes. I’d show him how to hit those deep squats, how to hammer out some deadlifts, and how to press, chin, dip and row. Surely this would enable him to finally start making some gains.
Summer is right around the corner and with this time of year comes bikini-shaping plans! Not only are we trying to lose those winter pounds, but toning and shaping our backsides has also become a focus.
In this article, I’m first going to show you why the common claim that “heavy squats and deadlifts are all you need to train your abs and obliques,” doesn’t make scientific sense when we look at the relevant evidence, and defies common sense when we look at how barbell squats and deadlifts apply load to the torso. Then I’m going to share with you five of my top abdominal and oblique training exercises.
Chin-ups are one of the most bad ass exercises. We have dozens of women at our gym that make that one of their goals and are so ecstatic when they hit that goal. It makes you feel awesome, empowered and strong. Today’s article offers some simple ways to start doing chin-ups.
Small tweaks in exercise form can lead to large increases in gluteal muscle activation, and this increased glute activation will lead to greater growth and development. Most gym goers have to learn these tweaks the hard way over the course of many years. In this article, I hope to expedite your learning curve by teaching you the best ways to perform popular glute exercises.
Today, I wanted to share some ways to get out of the cardio trap and also give you some quick, down and dirty sprint workouts you can do.
If the basic squat just isn’t your thing or you are in need of a program makeover, here are nine variations to explore. Whether you need to shape your glutes, tighten your quads or push your limits, there’s a squat for you!
Wide-grip lat bar pulldowns will rescue the muscles around the shoulders, back and scapula (shoulder blade) and strengthen the upper pillars of your postural musculature to turn back the biological clock.
If you’re not living and working toward the 80% rule, look at your lifestyle and start today to make a change. Usually it takes being extremely honest with yourself about what you want. Here are 21 quick fitness and lifestyle tips for you to help you get to where you want to go. Enjoy, apply, and repeat…