Build a Better Squat: Part 2

Build a Better Squat: Part 2

Exercises by Bodypart for Women, Glute Exercises for Women, Training Tips for Women
If you read my first article Build a Better Squat: Part 1, you know all about my obsession with not only the beauty and virtuosity of the squat but also its functionality. I discussed some of the basics for improving form and depth of the squat. As a physical therapist and athlete, I can’t encourage my clients enough to use their entire range of motion. You were born with it for a reason. I encourage clients to move in the ways the human body was made to function. These movement patterns are vital to preserving joints and promoting tissue health. Through moving well, we optimize our ability to perform everyday activities without pain as we age. Thanks for watching!Visit WebsiteHere, I’ll focus specifically on ankle and hip mobility and stability…
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Thigh Workout – Get Rid of Saddlebags

Thigh Workout – Get Rid of Saddlebags

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Let’s make this clear: There is no such bodypart or muscle called a “saddlebag.” Like “muffin top,” it’s essentially a made-up word in the fitness industry to describe a place that holds excess fat. For those of you who have never heard of the “saddlebag” many women refer to, it’s the area on the outer part of your upper thigh and glutes that is underdeveloped and holds excess fat. These simple and effective go-to exercises will shine a spotlight on this stubborn area. It’s important to note these exercises, along with a proper nutrition plan, will really do the trick. The key to these exercises is to focus on holding and squeezing the movement at the top. So if you’re ready to say goodbye to saddlebags, then let’s get started.Thanks…
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10-Minute Core Trim

10-Minute Core Trim

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Strengthen, sculpt and burn all at once with this ab-and-cardio combo workout.Savvy exercisers know that achieving a six-pack requires a combination of ab-centric resistance training and an intensive cardio program (as well as a clean diet). But can you blend cardio and strength work together in the interest of efficiency? Samantha Carmean, CSCS, SFG, PN, a Tier X coach with Equinox in New York City, says yes. “I came up with an effective solution that allows for actual muscle growth while helping you attain that ‘six-pack’ look,” Carmean says.Each move in this five-move circuit is done for a two-minute interval, which is parsed out into four rounds of 20 seconds of work and 10 seconds of rest. “Two minutes is the zone where we begin to transition from the anaerobic…
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4 Moves for Killer Tank-Top Arms

4 Moves for Killer Tank-Top Arms

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As the weather begins to hint at sunshine and warmer temps, the realization that you will soon need to shed layers of clothing begins to set in. But are you ready to reveal your arms to the world? “It isn’t uncommon for winter weight gain to leave some women feeling discouraged or lacking confidence, especially when it comes to their upper body, as they transition from jackets to tank tops,” says Felicia Romero, a trainer and former fitness cover model who recently appeared on season 2 of Fit to Fat to Fit on Lifetime. “I tell my clients to set realistic goals and be consistent with nutrition and exercise plans to ensure they feel confident, sexy and like a knockout in whatever they want to wear this season.” Thanks for…
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Raise Your “Bottom Line” With Workout Wedges

Raise Your “Bottom Line” With Workout Wedges

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In need of a lightweight elevation that helps round out your butt and you can take just about anywhere? Incorporating workout wedges to your glute program will help you achieve that and more. The elevation and non-slip surface combination allow you to not only feel safe but also to push through your heels more effectively. When you’re able to push through your heels, this allows for better glute activation in every exercise. With better glute activation, your glutes will respond and shape up in all the right places, and that’s the overall goal, right? Talk about a win-win!Thanks for watching!Visit WebsiteSo grab a hold of some workout wedges and let’s build a better butt … after all, it is the largest muscle in our body!ExerciseSetsRepsElevated Single-Leg Glute Bridge   410-12Elevated Goblet…
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Build a Better Squat: Part 1

Build a Better Squat: Part 1

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Writing a single guide on squat mechanics could easily turn into an endeavor the length of a book. Here, we’ll touch on some of the main mechanics to get you squatting like it ain’t no thing, with a ton of different variations tailored to your current level.Build a Solid FoundationAs a physical therapist and athlete, there is no stronger cause I have than encouraging my clients to build a strong base. If it looks bad or worse and if it feels bad, something isn’t right. First, move well. Thanks for watching!Visit WebsiteA beautiful air squat is a head-turner where I come from. Performing a basic air squat is something that is a necessary and functional component of everyday life. Think getting in and out of a chair or picking something…
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The Ultimate Ab Workout for Sexy Summer Abs

The Ultimate Ab Workout for Sexy Summer Abs

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We all know abs are made in the kitchen — but they’re also perfected at the gym. Nutrition and fitness are the dynamic duo you’ll need to rock a midriff-baring tank or that itsy-bitsy bikini with confidence this summer. But there’s more to having a strong core than just for vanity’s sake.“The core determines your posture, power, alignment, balance, control and circulation so that function is optimal,” says personal trainer Jessica Schatz, widely recognized as The Core Expert™, who uses her own unique methodology rooted in Pilates and the tools gained from her professional dance career to help clients like fashion mogul Ashley Olsen, NBA star Wesley Matthews of the Dallas Mavericks and members of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater. “If you think of your core muscles as a sturdy central…
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7 Minimalist Shoulder Exercises to Get Jacked

7 Minimalist Shoulder Exercises to Get Jacked

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Some of the hardest exercises I do in the gym (read: accessory work) require little to no equipment. Building a solid foundation makes other functional movements we perform every day easier and reduces risk of injury tenfold. Anytime you train, you’re teaching your body how to move. You’re reinforcing habits. Effective training relies on intensity and quality of movement. It doesn’t necessarily require all the bells and whistles of equipment. For jacked shoulders and a tight midline, give these moves a try: Thanks for watching!Visit WebsiteShoulder TapA more advanced progression of the wall walk-up, this exercise requires you to feel comfortable being vertical against the wall. Try to keep your body stacked and everything tight as you shift the weight between each arm to tap your shoulders. With a little bit…
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