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Why Everyone Should Swing... A Kettlebell Of Course!

When it comes to time efficient workouts that deliver results, kettlebells can’t be beat. Kettlebells are a great cardiovascular and strength training workout that target your core and improve your balance and flexibility. They’re one of the most versatile, effective training tools for all over body conditioning. How is kettlebell training different from regular strength training? In kettlebell training you don’t isolate specific muscles. Instead you concentrate on movement patterns that incorporate the whole body. These types of movement patterns recruit more muscles and help you burn calories more efficiently. They’re functional, so they transfer to real life. Think about: removing luggage

Want great arms and a strong core?

A Pushup is a great functional move that works the chest while toning the arms and strengthening the core. It’s one of my favorite exercises because it’s a bodyweight move requiring no extra equipment. It’s just you against gravity, and that’s the foundation of all training. Bodyweight exercises improve our form and posture and increase our overall body awareness. Pushups are one of the most versatile, effective bodyweight exercises; and the best part is that anyone can do them, from a novice to an advanced exerciser. If you’re new to pushups you can start by doing them against the wall. From there you can perform them on all fours with your hands below your shoulders and your knees below yo

Great Glutes: Get a Tight Tush in 10 Minutes

I’ve got something a little different for you this week. Here’s my 10 minute Booty Burner routine (as featured on my Bedroom Body DVD, which also features two additional workouts: Buff Body Blast and Core & Pelvic Floor) which lifts, shapes, firms, and strengthens the glutes. All you need is an exercise mat or towel. Pelvic Lifts Muscles Worked: Glutes, lower back, legs, abdominals Start Position: Lie face up on the floor with your knees bent and your feet hip-distance apart. Be sure to keep your knees in line with your hip bones; avoid letting them drop open. Engage your abdominals, but allow a natural curve through your lower back. Place your arms at your sides, keeping your head, upper a

Fact or Fiction: Fitness Myths Debunked

When it comes to exercise and proper nutrition there are a lot of myths and misconceptions. After all, living a healthy lifestyle requires a lot of time and dedication and we all want to know if there’s a better way. But in reality there are no short cuts, and if it seems too good to be true it probably is. Below are four common myths, and some facts to set the story straight. Myth #1: If you stop lifting weights your muscles will turn to fat. Fact: Fat and muscle are two different types of tissue and cannot convert to one another. When not in use, muscles atrophy, or decrease in size, but they don’t turn to fat. If you stop exercising and lifting weights, but you continue to consume the sam

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