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3 Stretches for Strong, Flexible Hamstrings

Target Your Hamstrings   1. Beginner: Strap Stretch Step 1: Lying on back, raise the right leg and place the center of a yoga strap around the arch of the right foot. Step 2: Keeping left leg on the floor, slowly extend the right leg toward the ceiling, or as high as you comfortably can. Don’t yank on the strap or allow the left leg to lift off the floor. Step 3: Hold for 8 breaths; repeat on another side. 2. Intermediate: Standing Stability Ball Step [...]

16 Tips to Triple Your Workout Effectiveness

Limit your workouts to 30-40 minutes. Though the tendency of some people who really want to get a lot out of their workouts is to spend a lot of time at the gym, the truth is that after 30 or 40 minutes, the benefit isn’t as great. To go that long, you’d have to lower the intensity of the workout, and that means that you’re spending too much time working out. It’s better to work out at a higher [...]

Top 10 Must Have Foods for any Gym Member

Top 10 Must Have Foods for any Gym Member Source image: https://www.123rf.com Most of us get through breakfast just fine and we are usually mindful enough to have something lined up for lunch. This leaves the evening time! The most dangerous time for all of us, the most time when we might succumb to those terrible cravings and spend hours mooching from the cupboards to the fridge looking for something tasty. The problem for many is not having enough time, especially [...]

5 Kettlebell Workouts That Will Tone Your Entire Body

Imagine if there was one piece of fitness gear that could work all your major muscle groups and help your entire body become stronger and more toned? Meet the kettlebell, the cannonball-shaped tool that will help you do just that. Follow along as fitness pro-Lindsey Haile demonstrates the 5 moves in this full-body kettlebell workout routine. Repeat each move 10 times, and you’ll start seeing results before you know it. Goblet Squats Place your feet hip-width apart, keeping your toes pointed [...]

The Best Bodyweight Exercises and Workouts for Building Muscle

Source: https://www.menshealth.com Images: https://www.pexels.com With bodyweight exercises, there’s no excuse for not building your dream physique. After all, when your training bodyweight, you don’t need to dedicate hours to the squat rack or suffer through endless reps on the weights bench. You don’t even need a gym membership. All you need to achieve the body you’ve been dreaming of is, well, your body. But bodyweight workouts aren’t just easy to do; they’re also extremely effective. A study published in the American College of Sports Medicine’s [...]