The mind-body (aka mind-muscle) connection is something that can take your training to another level. There is “working out” and then there is “working out”! I consider the mind-body connection one of the most important aspects of training. Ignoring it can be just about the same as not working out at all.
If I had to choose one shoulder exercise to do for the rest of my life, standing barbell shoulder press would probably be it! I love this movement for several reasons, but mostly because of how powerful it makes me feel when I'm doing it.
Suspension Training®— the innovative approach to physical conditioning that has become a global fitness phenomenon— was created by Randy Hetrick, who is also the founder of the popular TRX® suspension training system— a scalable tool that can deliver a total body workout and help build a strong core.
Fit mom (and mom-to-be), fitness model and personal trainer Michele Levesque-Presciano knows all about balancing her family and career while keeping fit. Before we get to her workout, let’s do a “warm up” with Michele and talk about her keys to success, reaching goals, motivation and more.
If you like to skate and want to burn fat, here’s something to get your mind around this fall: inline skating burns, on average, between 570 and 900 calories an hour! In fact, studies have found that inline skating is more aerobic than cycling, while producing less than half the impact shock to joints as running.
Unlike most fitness trends that come and go, HIIT, which pairs performing high-intensity work (exercise) intervals with low-to-moderate intensity work (exercise) recovery phases, isn’t going anywhere because it’s based on a solid foundation of research demonstrating its powerful benefits. Put simply, according to current research, HIIT yields a broader range of health, performance and fat-loss benefits in less time with fewer sessions than the traditional approach of emphasizing continuous, steady-state, cardio exercise.
Ashley, a top fitness cover model who is also a two-time Ms. Bikini International, knows all about blasting fat and toning up to create an amazing bikini body. With Ashley’s workouts, tips and advice, you’ll have the right tools to craft a stunning figure worthy of praise and accolades from those around you.
Summer may be coming to an end but that doesn’t mean the focus on building a nice round, toned booty is ending! I started a summer squat challenge, challenging myself, and others, to 100 squats a day every day of summer. This challenge has been fun and proved that this powerful and versatile movement can work magic, as long as we do. It is refreshing to see that indeed the squat sure does work to build a great backside!
Five-time IFBB Bikini pro champion Janet Layug is your go-to lady for tips on fat loss and getting a tight and toned midsection. Based on feedback from our online audience, Janet is the most popular Bikini competitor in the IFBB. Follow her expert advice and you’ll be well on your way to a leaner, healthier and fitter version of yourself.
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