The Skinny Jeans Workout

The Skinny Jeans Workout

The skinny jeans has made a successful and extended come back. it has been in vogue for a few seasons now, and a lot of women are reaching for their forgotten pair hanging at the back of the closet – only to find out it does not fit anymore. Enter skinny jeans workouts. The fitness industry took advantage of women’s frustration and came up with different versions of the skinny jeans workout. More than a lower-body workoutThese skinny jeans workouts do more than just slim down your lower body. Ac…

Weightlifting: Before or After an Aerobic Workout?

Weightlifting: Before or After an Aerobic Workout?

Fitness buffs who want to include aerobic exercises and weight lifting in the same workout are wondering whether they should lift weights before or after an aerobic exercise. According to a Dr. Edward R. Laskowski, there is no scientific evidence which shows that one way is better than another.Weight lifting firstLifting weights eats up stored glycogen (“quick burst” energy).  This means that if you lift weights first, you may burn less glycogen and more stored fat during your aerobic workout. O…

Workouts to Help You Slim Down

Workouts to Help You Slim Down

Now you have no excuses to not work out. Mike Mejia, C.S.C.S., a personal trainer on Long Island, New York, gives you this total-body dumbbell workout that you can do practically anywhere. Do 6-10 reps of each move, proceed to the next. After doing all four, rest for a minute, and then start again. Choose a weight that allows you to complete 6-10 reps of Bent-Over Row. Do the routine 2-3 times a week to see results in just 1 month. LungeThe lunge targets the lower body.  To do this you’re going …

The Couch Potato Workout

The Couch Potato Workout

There are around 6 3-minute commercial breaks in hour-long programs. This means that you can get a decent total body workout without having to go to the gym. Prevention’s fitness advisor, Wayne L. Westcott, Ph.D., of Quincy, Massachusetts says, the Couch Potato Workout is perfect for beginners because the moves are fairly basic. But it’s also good for exercisers of any level because additional bouts of energy throughout the day help keep your metabolism active. Do 10-15 reps of each xercise, fol…

Fat-Burning Cardio You Should Be Doing

Fat-Burning Cardio You Should Be Doing

Cycling is a great form of exercise. It relieves stress, and burns fats without completely overwhelming you. Calorie burnerCycling effectively burns calories. MSN health notes that even at an easy pace, a 130-poind woman will burn 473 calories in an hour. Amp the ante a bit (using speeds 14-16 mph) burns nearly 591 calories. And is speed up to 20mph or more, you’ll burn as much as 1,000 calories. Good for the jointsCycling is a low-impact exercise. Runners and people with knee problems turn to c…

Celebrity Inspired Workouts

Celebrity Inspired Workouts

Common mortals look to Hollywood for everything: entertainment, style and fashion trends and tips, and of course, health and diet ideas and fitness routines. Sarah Bowen Shea from Health Magazine was able to unearth celebrities’ secrets to their beautiful figures. Jessica Biel’s ArmsJessica Biel’s toned arms come courtesy of Los Angeles-based trainer Jason Walsh.Walsh shares that sharing Jessica Biel’s workout women, it’s always met with apprehension – at first. Eventually women, get hooked beca…

Burning More Calories in the Pool

Burning More Calories in the Pool

Swimming is a good way to get a whole body workout. Just swimming laps burns 476 calories per hour. But if you really want to burn more calories, you have to take your game up a few notches. Mark Schubert, head of the U.S. National Team and seven-time Olympic swimming coach, shares 5 secrets to burning more calories in the pool: Rev itOne way to burn more calories in the pool is to keep your heart rate at around 80 percent of your maximum for most of your workout (or for as much of your workout …

100 Steps Per Minute Achieves Moderate Intensity Activity

100 Steps Per Minute Achieves Moderate Intensity Activity

In an article published in Reuters Health, it was reported that People who walk for exercise should take at least 100 steps per minute to ensure that their workout is intense enough, says researchersThose who walk for exercise wear a pedometer to keep track of the number of steps this taken. But researchers say pedometers do not tell you the intensity of your workout. An intense enough workout should get your heart rate up a little to improve physical fitness.The researchers, led by Dr. Simon J….

Beating Big Belly Blues

Beating Big Belly Blues

A 33-year-old mother has this dilemma: She has pretty face, slender limbs, and to-die-for upper body. But here’s the catch: Her belly looks like that of a woman who’s 4 months pregnant. It really makes her red when people ask when she’s due. She’s so embarrassed that she wears baggy sweat pants and long shirts to hide the protruding abs. She does crunches and sit-ups gazillion times a day and has also tried many belly flattening techniques, to no avail. Her self-esteem is in its all-time low and…

Stair Climbing for Weight Loss

Stair Climbing for Weight Loss

Whenever we go out, we tend to avoid the stairs and would opt for ramps that were originally made for people on wheelchairs. We see stair climbing as too bothersome and tiring. However, did you know that climbing stairs can actually be good for your health?Exercise and lose weight for freeEven first-class gyms have equipment that simulate climbing stair because they understand that doing this seemingly simple activity can actually shed calories and speed up your weight loss.Stair climbing is a h…