Posts Tagged with "workout"

Why You Should Abandon Your Initial New Year Resolution (And What to do Instead)

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Tomorrow kicks off the start to 2014.

And you know what that means – New Year Resolutions!

This is the year to accomplish big things, and it’s definitely going to be the year you reach all of your health and physique goals.

Yep. You’re going to start eating better, dropping body fat, and building a great looking body you’ll absolutely love.

The truth is, many people approach their health and fitness New Year Resolution in a similar way. Let’s take a look at the typical regimen people say they’re going to follow to eat better and get fit:

The “Typical” New Year Resolution approach:

Go to the gym 4-5 times per week
Do cardio 5-7 times per week
Kick things off right with some type … Click to continue reading

3 Bodyweight Exercises You Should Try for Glutes, Shoulders, and Legs

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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, andĀ lose body fat.

Below you’re going to seeĀ 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

Consistency Trumps Perfection – It’s About Sustainable Habits

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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