When you join a gym and begin to lift weights, virtually any training programme will work. However, these newbie gains are short-lived and you’ll quickly hit a plateau. But before you give up, give the push/pull split a try. One major benefit of a push/pull plan is the increased frequency with which you hit your muscles. A typical split will
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Sucking your belly in to get a slim stomach seems too good to be true, but it's a real technique. The stomach vacuum, as it's called, is a powerful way to train your transverse abdominis, the deep internal ab muscle responsible for good posture, organ support and impressive feats of core strength. The stomach vacuum works because you're tensing the
Planks, without a doubt, are the best core exercise there is. The harder-than-they-look poses in this workout take it up another notch. Adding movement—like, say, raising an arm off the ground—while holding a plank position increases the challenge to your abs. It also recruits your legs, glutes, back, shoulders, and arms to get in on the action—meaning it can firm
A fitness test, also known as a fitness assessment, is comprised of a series of exercises that help evaluate your overall health and physical status. There is wide of range of standardised tests used for these exams, some of which are intended for medical purposes and others of which establish whether you are qualified to participate. For general health and
By performing quick bursts of high-intensity movements with all-out effort, followed by short periods of rest, you can torch calories and sculpt lean muscles in a relatively short amount of time. One of the big benefits of HIIT is the ability to maximise caloric output during a shorter workout. It improves heart health and creates more of a post-exercise oxygen
Cardio doesn't have to be a snooze fest. Crank up the intensity and revitalise your training with these fun workouts. As reluctant as you might be to hop on that treadmill—worried it'll be boring or that it'll prohibit your gains—give cardio a chance. When properly paired with weight training, a good cardio plan will lead you to an ideal world
Don’t turn your back on back fat! Because those drooping back folds are associated with insulin resistance, high testosterone, and low carb tolerance. To get rid of back fat, you must eat healthy and exercise the back muscles. These muscles – the lats, traps, erector spinae, rhomboids, etc. – support your spine and back, aid daily movements, strengthen your shoulders,
Tight hips are right up there with lower-back pain and knee pain as modern-day ailments many adults deal with. Like any pain or aches, there are many potential causes. But for a lot of people, it often comes down to spending a lot of time sitting down. When trying to improve hip flexibility and mobility, it's very important to recognise that not
Cardio days or stay home days? The stairmaster workout exercises you’ll read are amazing to tone,shape and lift your tush! The “golden machine of cardio” aka the stairmaster is an answer for you. It’s the machine that looks like a mini-stairway to nowhere town and it is hard. The best part about the stairmaster is that it helps add to
If you’re like me, you feel really strong and capable throughout your entire workout—and then you get to push-ups. It’s like strength just deflates the second you start doing them. While push-ups aren’t complicated, they do require strength and engagement from many different parts of your body. They challenge our pecs, our triceps, and shoulders, and require a good understanding