Lifting weights, when done right, is great for you and makes you stronger over time. And it's a good feeling to see yourself improving, right? If you'd like to keep track of your progress, here are three things to look for.
Using a jump rope is my favourite way to do cardio. It's fun, quick, effective and never boring. Try this workout if you have a jump rope and a little bit of space!
Having strong and stable hips is extremely important. We require hip stability for all standing activities, even just walking or running, and weak hips can set us up for pain and injuries along the way. Unfortunately, because most of us spend too much time sitting down, the muscles surrounding our hips are often weak and need strengthening through targeted exercises. You can try the four exercises below to strengthen your hips!
Do you ever aim to train your back, but end up feeling the exercise mainly in your arms? This happens a lot! Learning how to build that mind-muscle connection and actually feeling the exercises you're doing where you want to feel them will transform your back workouts completely!
If you're like me and sometimes, when the weather is nice, just prefer being outside, try this outdoor bench workout! You won't need any equipment except the bench and your own body.
Do you ever feel like you cannot stand another minute of sitting in front of your computer screen at your office job? I know that feeling all too well. Sitting down all day can make us feel tired and sluggish, and there's nothing better than a little bit of moving around to give us some fresh energy and help us focus once we get back to that screen. It works just as well as coffee!
Get your heart rate up and work your core with this quick HIIT workout! 3x 5 min rounds 40 seconds work per exercise & 20 seconds break in-between
Not everyone likes going to a gym, and that's fine! A gym membership, while useful, is not a necessity for people looking to get fit. Working out at home can be a convenient and money saving option, and it can also give you the results you're looking for if done right. When choosing workout equipment to purchase for home workouts, it is important to maximise efficiency: to get versatile workout equipment that you can use in many different ways.
The only thing you'll need for this whole body workout is a pair of dumbbells. If you don't have any, grab two water bottles or anything else that you have lying around your house. Do 10-15 reps for each exercise for 1-3 rounds!
Free weights or machines, what is better? This debate has been around forever, and while most people prefer one over the other, it can be helpful to look at the benefits and drawbacks of both of them objectively to be able to put together the most effective workouts.