The right music can spur you to pick up the pace during an intense workout, pep you up before you hit the treadmill or walking path, and even encourage you to lift for just a few extra reps. Although we all have our favorite workout playlists, scientists have discovered what it is, exactly, that makes you workout harder when certain songs begin.
Nothing gets me functioning in the morning better than strong coffee. And if I'm going to start my day with a dreaded workout, that steaming cup of caffeine is the exact motivation I need to get going. Although coffee might not seem like the best beverage to drink before hitting the gym, it actually has a few hidden benefits over water that may surprise you.
Former professional athlete and fitness expert takes you through a full body fitness workout!
Don't make pre-workout nutrition overly complicated! You don't need protein before you start, but should get some carbs instead.
Microbial cells can improve the functionality of clothes in creative and useful ways, including cooling us down during a workout or making clothing glow for better visibility.
Merely fidgeting and shivering can burn calories, but now you can add trembling in fear to the list too. Just pop in a good horror movie and turn down the lights to burn off up to 200 calories. What would you rather do? Walk for over 30 minutes or watch a 90-minute scarefest?
Adidas' new app All Day isn't going to be your average fitness app. Oh no, the company had the "versatile athlete" in mind when it came to creating the well-rounded program that not only encompasses fitness, but also provides nutrition plans, encourages a balanced mindset, and makes sure you get an adequate amount of rest.
I've never been much of a runner. I've tried running alone, with a partner, on busy sidewalks, and back country roads, but I just never got it. There are a few other forms of exercise I genuinely enjoy, but have yet to experience that "natural high" that avid runners are always talking about.
What you eat before and after you work up a sweat is actually just as important as the workout itself. The main thing to keep in mind is that you can't eat so much that you still have a bunch of stuff bumping around in your stomach when you're jumping or running.
In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to get ripped fast with the "300" Spartan body workout. This workout consists of 7 exercises. This workout will also need to be done twice for a total of 300 exercise movements. The exercises and reps for each workout are: 20 reps of cross elbow pushes, 20 reps of cross knee planks, 15 reps of knee up pull-up, 20 reps of plate press knee squats, 20 reps of land mines, 20 reps of swings and 25 reps of medicine ball Russian twist press. This video will ...
Here is a killer arm workout you can do at home with just a set of dumbbells to help get those huge guns. You will be sore for days after doing this workout. This is for the advanced bodybuilder.
Katherine and Kimberly Corp show you how to do a ten-minute (1o min) pilates arm workout using stretch bands. This workout targets every major muscle group in the arms and helps maintain alignment and ab strength.
Katherine and Kimberly Corp show you how to do a thirty minute (30 min) pilates workout to tone your abs, strengthen your core, and improve spinal flexibility. This is ideal for beginners, and advanced practitioners looking for a challenge.
Katherine and Kimberly Corp show you how to do a ten-minute (10 min) "butt burner" pilates workout. This routine tones the back of your legs and backside.
Lady Gaga is definitely in shape. No one can deny that. But how does she do it? How does pop music's most popular artist stay in perfect shape? How does she get those great looking abs?!?
The host of the video, Sara is joined by Stephen. Sara introduces Stephen, and how he has come up with a leg work out you can easily do at home, with just a chair. First off they start off with a lateral step up. With this you will be able to work the inner and outer thighs. With the chair in position, Stephen instructs Sara to put her left foot on the chair, right foot on the floor. Pushing, off with her left foot, she is completely raised, in a standing position on the chair, pulling her ri...
Jeff Kunard's 20 Min. hotel workout is demonstrated in this series, so that you can use it on your next hotel stay.
Want sexy, bikini-ready abs? Well, if a toned midsection is your goal for summertime bliss, then simply performing run-of-the-mill crunches will not do the trick. While crunches tone your upper and middle abs, your lower abs get neglected, which means you still end up with a small pooch.
Follow along as Budd Coates shows us a workout designed to teach us to run faster over tough inclines. The workout is called Sixes and Sevens. -After a 15-20 minute workout on the treadmill increase the incline of the treadmill to 6%. We are going to do this at a Marathon Pace for 90 seconds. -Then take a one minute recovery at 0% incline. -Then boost the incline up to 7%, do this at a Marathon Pace for one minute. -Then take another recovery for two minutes at 0% incline. -That is considered...
Looking for a quick workout to get that six pack you've always wanted? Just like the classic 8 Minute Abs workout, this simulated workout will show you the exercises to motivate you to get a ripped midsection in no time at all!
Many people go about spot fat removal wrong. First of all, there is no such thing as spot fat removal. It's impossible to get rid of fat in just one area, so if you want to make your abs flat and toned but there's too much flab covering it at the moment, you need to do lots of cardio to burn off the fat and strength training so that once your fat slides off your muscles are visible.
Getting pectorals that ripple and bulge beneath shirts and arms that broadcast from sleeves requires a bit of work on your part (duh). That's where this video comes in.
Fitness gurus always recommend you have fun during your workouts in order to keep your mind and body stimulated and to get you to keep working out. But we all know that after a few lateral lifts and jumpkin squats we're feeling more exhausted and in pain than excited and energetic.
No one expects you to have a gym full of dummbells and exercise machines at your fingertips, nor does anyone expect you to drop hundreds of dollars monthly to tone your fabulous body at the gym.
If you've ever seriously committed to an exercise program (so we don't mean hitting the gym a week in a row because of vacation guilt and then stopping entirely), then you'reknow what happens after doing the same round of exercises a few times: You plateau. It's super frustrating because you know you're trying your hardest, but what happens is your muscles go into maintence mode and are adjusting to your exercises, so they don't have to work as hard. How do you still gain muscle and keep losi...
Modern bombshell Scarlett Johannson literally worked her butt off to get into shape for the role of Black Widow in "Iron Man 2." While always lean, Johannson whittled down her famous curves, losing about ten pounds (a major difference for a woman that small) and gaining a lot of lean muscle.
School is back in session!...almost. With most colleges starting up in just a few weeks time, don't you tink it's time for you to start working towards that toned, beautifully sleek body you've always wanted but never committed yourself to?
Professional trainer Joel Harper shows us how to do the Tick Tock runner's ab workout. -Put your feet all the way together, put your hands in prayer position and bring them above your head.
Get bikini ready with a few tips from the experts. In this fitness how-to video SELF Magazine gives you a full-body workout centered around swimming exercises. Watch to learn how to dive into the pool to do the following exercise: egg beaters, stair star, water taxi, toe touches, kick board climb, surf's up, mogul jumps and deck dips. Strengthen and tone your core, legs and arms.
Katherine and Kimberly Corp show you how to do a ten-minute (10 min) pilates ab workout for beginners and advanced practitioners.
We don't know about you, but we're wondering how the hell Katy Perry even has time to work out these days with the countless number of promotional appearances, hostess jobs, planning a wedding, and singing gigs she's doing on a daily basis. But, after looking at a few recent pictures of the singer's fit and curvy body, she must be doing something to keep all that in shape.
In this tutorial, we learn how to elevate your metabolism with kettlebell swing workouts. What you will do is a kettlebell swing. You will do twenty seconds of movement followed by ten seconds of rest. Repeat this for a total of eight rounds. This will elevate your metabolism for up for 31 hours. First, elevate your knees and stretch your hamstrings and glutes. Swing up using your glutes to thrust the kettlebell forward. Time this so you do twenty seconds on and ten seconds off. Do this fast ...
There are some simple techniques to correct common workout mistakes. You should look for cues, which come in forms such as lack or form or lack of engagement. Elastic bands and be used in order to help direct someone into proper form. This will give them resistance and help them to see/feel the proper motion. You should be further pushing them in the incorrect motion with resistance. Adding a heavy chain or a weight to the lower back during pushup is also an example. Resistance may be used wi...
You want to know the real reason people don't exercise? Often, it comes down to having bulky exercise machines. Every time you look at them you get a reminder of how much pain you'll have to go through to get those perfect abs or sculpted butt. So for many of us we simply choose not to do anything.
Got six minutes to spare from your busy day? Although it's infinitely easier to use those extra six minutes to sleep or watch TV, six minutes is all you need to make your abs lean and tight.
Joel Harper from Runners World TV is going to show you how an ab workout properly named the "karate kid". For this ab exercise you are going to need a small medicine ball preferably one with sand inside and you are going to want to place it between your two feet while standing. Now, you want to squeeze the ball with your feet and then jump and try and toss the ball as far as you can into the air. Depending on the health of your knees you can work on flexibility also by after throwing it into ...
Professional trainer Joel Harper shows us how to do the "abs matrix" a runner's abs workout. -First, you are going to want to grab some weights.
Feel like your face is starting to droop and sag a little bit? Get your tone and youthful appearance back without botox or quick fixes by exercising your face muscles naturally! In this video, 48-year-old instructor Elaine Bartlett demonstrates how you can tone your chin and jaw by doing simple exercises using your face muscles. You might even find out you've got some pretty strong you never thought about using before!
Nutrition and cardiovascular exercises are necessary to reduce the size of your belly. Ab exercise won't reduce girth. They will strengthen your core, but you will need to lose excess body weight.
Maybe this is just us drooling over really hot guys, but have you ever noticed how cut professional rowers are? We're talking God's-gift-to-women, Grecian god cut with chiseled pectorals, abs, and a pair of lean and mean arms. But we digress.