It’s no secret that I like bodyweight workouts and exercises.
Not only can bodyweight workouts be the ultimate time-saver (because you can do the workouts absolutely anywhere) but there are dozens of excellent exercises you can use that will help you get stronger, sculpt some muscle, improve your overall health, and lose body fat.
Below you’re going to see 3 bodyweight exercises you can use for targeting your glutes, shoulders, and legs.
And let me just say – many people think bodyweight exercises are “too easy”. Well, if you try these exercises (which you absolutely should) prepare to be humbled.
First up: the glutes.
Band Resisted Hip Thrusts
You may have already seen this exercise from Bret Contreras, and it’s probably my favorite glute exercise at the moment. … Click to continue reading
(I’ve gotta give props to the wonderful Jen Sinkler. She’s the only person I’ve seen use the term “Thrival”, and I believe it suites this article quite well).
Holiday Survival Guide?
I don’t think so.
This is NOT going to be your typical “how to avoid your favorite holiday goodies” article or anything like that.
Instead, the goal of this article is to help you continue on your sustainable, practical, enjoyable lifestyle habits of eating and training like a Beautiful Badass.
But let’s be honest – this is the time of year when we’ll have a surplus of food and tasty homemade goodies at our disposal. Not to mention, we’ll have parties to attend, gifts to purchase, and families to visit.
That means time will be a precious … Click to continue reading
We all have them to some extent.
Everyone has a more dominant leg and arm, but the degree to which one side is stronger than the other can vary greatly.
While getting strong in a hurry is great, the question posed here is: How can YOU bring up a weak leg or side of your body?
For example, what should you do if one leg is stronger than the other, or if you can’t hoist the same weight of a dumbbell with your weaker arm as you can with your stronger arm?
In the past my recommendation was to always start with the weak side of the body first when performing single leg or single arm exercises, then use the same weight (if using … Click to continue reading
We want, and deserve, results from our hard work.
When we go to the gym consistently, get stronger, and eat well, we want to see the results immediately.
And quick results isn’t enough; we want to reach our main goal as soon as possible.
“How quickly can I go from where I am to where I want to be?” we ask.
It’s a valid question and one we all ask whether we’re trying to lose fat, buy a house, finish school, get out of debt, or break free from binge eating. We want to go from Point A to Point B in the shortest time possible.
But, and this is really the important part . . .
The journey is the destination.
“Are we there yet?” Yes, … Click to continue reading
Strength training, and working out in general, should never be used as a form of punishment.
For example, proclaiming to perform an extra, or just a more challenging workout, because you overate or indulged in some Halloween candy is not a good idea.
If your workouts are fueled by the punishment mentality, then you really need to change things up. Now.
I quote my good friend, Jen Keck, very often and I’ll do so once again:
“Train because you love your body, not because you hate it.”
It’s a simple phrase, but let’s examine it a bit closer.
How many times have you done a workout because you over indulged at a party, ate more cookies than you initially planned, broke into your kid’s Halloween candy … Click to continue reading
Consistently applying some simple nutrition guidelines and following a practical strength training program that easily fits into your schedule will produce better results than attempting to follow even the most perfect diet and workout regimen.
And I’m going to prove it in this article.
Consistency trumps perfection.
To prove this point I’m going to share a story about my friend, who I’ll refer to as Amanda.
Amanda has tried numerous popular diets and workout programs over the years. She’d begin them with fierce determination and proclaim, ‘”This time I’m going to be successful.”
So she started the latest rigid, restrictive diet and “hardcore” workout regimen, and after a couple of weeks she had already achieved some great results. Her pants were already looser … Click to continue reading