Tag Archives: weight training

How to Step Up Your Abs Routine

When it comes to achieving flatter, firmer abdominal muscles – and therefore a more toned and shapely midriff – the first exercise that probably comes to mind is crunches. And while the classic crunch is all well and good and its benefits are certainly not to be sniffed at, it’s not the only exercise on […]

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Top 5 yoga trends of 2015

With a new year upon us, now is a great time to reflect on 2015 from a yoga perspective. It’s been a pretty crazy year yoga-wise, with old-timers yoga and “doga” (that’s yoga for dogs) being a few of the trends to rise in popularity this year. Whether you lived them yourself or missed them […]

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5 ways to tone up with dumbbells

We’ve all heard the myths about lifting weights making women bulky. However, that’s far from being true – when you pick up heavy things, your muscles get stronger, not necessarily bigger. That’s why every woman should incorporate weight training sessions into her workout routines, in order to get a leaner and stronger body. But the […]

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Break out of your gym routine

When was the last time you changed your routine at the gym? Most people stick to a tried-and-true formula of 30 minutes to an hour of cardio plus weight training a specific muscle group. The problem with doing that repeatedly is two-fold, however. Mentally, you become less engaged and less motivated to work out, while […]

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Why women should lift weights

As a fitness fanatic, you’ve probably tried most exercise programs out there – from running on treadmills, spinning or hitting the hot yoga studios. These activities all have their advantages. But to really get the most out of any form of fitness training, you need to incorporate a little weight training into your workouts. Its […]

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Putting weight behind losing belly fat!

Women engaged in the battle of the belly fat bulge will understand just how difficult this abdominal bulk is to budge. Of course, having some fat around the hips is natural for a woman, as emphasized by super size-zero celebrities with hip bones that jut out and concave rather than toned and flat stomachs. In […]

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Put weight behind losing belly fat!

Women engaged in the battle of the belly fat bulge will understand just how difficult this abdominal bulk is to budge. Of course, having some fat around the hips is natural for a woman, as emphasized by super size-zero celebrities with hip bones that jut out and concave rather than toned and flat stomachs. In […]

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Weaken strength training myths!

Bulging muscles, rippling torsos and Charles Atlas style feats of force and almighty power. If the vision of a huge Hulk girding his loins before straining to lift an enormous weight comes to mind when you think of strength training, then you’re not alone. Weight lifting, as the name says, is about lifting as heavy […]

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Strength training myths weakened!

Bulging muscles, rippling torsos and Charles Atlas style feats of force and almighty power. If the vision of a huge Hulk girding his loins before straining to lift an enormous weight comes to mind when you think of strength training, then you’re not alone. Weight lifting, as the name says, is about lifting as heavy […]

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Reducing risk of diabetes with weights

Less than three hours of exercise a week can reduce the risks of killer Type 2 diabetes by around 60% according to a new study. Whilst a combination of weight training and aerobic workouts is the most effective, recent research suggests resistance training alone has a positive impact on the disease. Exercise is important in […]

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