Top Weight-Training Techniques for Women

Top Weight-Training Techniques for Women

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When you first picked up a barbell and began your fitness journey, the basics were enough — perform a few exercises per bodypart, do a few sets of 10 to 15 and feel the burn. Now that you’ve been at it a while, however, the gains that came so easily at first seem so much more difficult to achieve. Whether your go-to workouts have gotten stale or you’re looking for an extra edge, these techniques — some traditional, some unorthodox — can help propel you toward your goals.Thanks for watching!Visit WebsiteTECHNIQUES TO BOOST STRENGTHNegativesNegatives are probably one of the most taxing training methods both physically and psychologically, but they are undeniably effective at breaking through plateaus and increasing overall strength. Negatives focus on the eccentric phase of the lift —…
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Lift Heavy to Lose Weight

Lift Heavy to Lose Weight

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  You’ve heard it before — there are no shortcuts when it comes to fitness. But what if this were only halfway true? What if there was a faster and arguably better way to change your body and lean out, involving fewer sets and reps and less time spent in the gym, a shortcut you can use starting right now without regret or a lick of guilt? Read on to find out about this magical training unicorn. Rep Rap Though many people assume that lifting lighter weights for 15 to 25 or more reps somehow creates a leaner muscle as a result, the body doesn’t work like that. “Super-long sets are great for muscular endurance,” explains Heather Farmer, an Olympic weightlifting national competitor and fitness coach in New York City.…
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3 Next-Level Moves – Oxygen Magazine

3 Next-Level Moves – Oxygen Magazine

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Hitting the gym hard but not seeing the results you want? You might assume it’s time to add heavier weights to your bar or increase the amount of time you spend at each session — but that’s not necessarily the case.“There’s an art and a science to programming an exercise regimen,” says Jonathan Jordan, a NASM-certified personal trainer and nutrition coach in San Francisco. “The most important part, of course, is related to your goals — what do you want your body to be able to do, and how do you want your body to look? Do you want to increase your time for a half marathon? Do you want to lean and tone? Or do you want to get jacked?”Thanks for watching!Visit WebsiteJordan shares three of his favorite techniques…
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9 Ways to Climb Out of a Fitness Rut

9 Ways to Climb Out of a Fitness Rut

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You know your workout like the back of your hand — because you do it five times every week. Now that you’ve got your trusty routine down, your brain can rest comfortably on autopilot while you go through the motions. That might be OK at the office, but it’s definitely not advisable at the gym.“Doing the same gym routine puts you in serious danger of falling into a fitness rut,” says Los Angeles–based celebrity personal trainer Lalo Fuentes, CSCS, whose Freeze technique (included in the workouts below) has provided fast results for professional athletes and those in the entertainment industry. “Not only are fitness ruts a drag to your workout motivation, they also keep you from getting all that you can from your workout.”Thanks for watching!Visit WebsiteFuentes says that one…
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BOSU Circuit Workout: Balance, Burn and Build

BOSU Circuit Workout: Balance, Burn and Build

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Bored with your routine? Throw your core a curveball (literally) with this 20-minute total-body BOSU circuit.At the inception of functional fitness, there was the BOSU — a large, blue pimple composed of half a stability ball secured to a flat rubber platform. But unlike many “fad” training tools, the BOSU still holds its own, providing an unstable surface on which to train, thereby engaging more muscles and increasing the difficulty and inherent value of each exercise. Thanks for watching!Visit Website“The BOSU’s added layer of instability really forces you to engage your core and activate all your muscles,” says Danielle Natoni, AFAA personal trainer and ACE group fitness instructor based in Frisco, Texas, who created this total-body workout exclusively for Oxygen. “It’s a great tool for quick workouts, building muscle and…
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HIIT Workout for Women – Beginner HIIT Workout

HIIT Workout for Women – Beginner HIIT Workout

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Have you heard people talking about their latest “hit” workout and wondered whether it was some new kind of boxing class? Actually, the term is HIIT, which stands for high-intensity interval training. This style of training means alternating short periods of intense aerobic exercise with less-intense recovery periods. If you haven’t tried it yet, you’re missing out on a fun workout that yields quick results.Thanks for watching!Visit Website“In my opinion, HIIT is currently the most popular workout,” says Tiffany Smith, a certified personal trainer who is passionate about a holistic approach to healthy living and splits her time between Los Angeles and Kauai. “You can get an amazing workout in just 30 to 50 minutes! My clients see fat loss quicker and stay motivated because the workout can be short…
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A Mermaid Workout – Oxygen Magazine

A Mermaid Workout – Oxygen Magazine

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Have you ever daydreamed of running away to become a mermaid? What woman wouldn’t want to swim in fresh water all day, show off her six-pack abs in a cute bikini top and trade in shaving her legs for a sexy, iridescent fin? These magical and mystical creatures have gained so much popularity as of late, and mermaid-inspired workouts have become a hot new trend.Thanks for watching!Visit Website“Mermaiding is a full-body workout just like swimming, but it adds a fun and magical element of feeling like a mermaid while doing it,” says Christine Dustin, Fin Fun's mermaid fitness instructor. “And specially designed swimmable mermaid tails allow you to actually ‘be’ a mermaid — when you wear a mermaid tail, you really do feel like one.”Dustin explains that mermaid workouts offer…
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Bodyweight Workout to Balance Your Physique

Bodyweight Workout to Balance Your Physique

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As fitness junkies, we know how crucial balance is to functional training, everyday movement and simply having more control over our body. This stability and control supports us in all our workouts and helps build core muscles while increasing cardio levels and conditioning. For this workout, I’m bringing a balance trainer into the picture because it also can serve as a stepper and a bench, which offers you many options. In the event that you don’t have access to this equipment, you can still execute these moves on any type of elevated platform of your choice. Whatever your fitness goal, you can achieve it with this versatile routine. Let’s get started!Thanks for watching!Visit WebsitePerform the following exercises in a circuit to feel the burn and achieve a challenging workout.ExerciseSets<br>Reps/TimeReverse Lunge…
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Be a Trail Blazer – Oxygen Magazine

Be a Trail Blazer – Oxygen Magazine

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You train hard, you train regularly, but how often do you actually work out for a full day while carrying a 20-pound weight up and down an incline? This is precisely what you’re doing when you hit the trails to go hiking, and many people don’t consider the strength and stamina needed to spend a full day balancing the weight of a backpack while trekking over uneven terrain.Thanks for watching!Visit Website“Folks tell us, ‘I’m in great shape for the gym, but when I go hiking for six hours, the training I do doesn’t really translate,’” says Anne Peick, senior field instructor and staffing coordinator for the National Outdoor Leadership School in Lander, Wyoming. But that very challenge, plus majestic views and the soul-soothing elixir of the great outdoors, is exactly what…
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Band + Balance = Burn

Band + Balance = Burn

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At first glance, this workout looks simple: An upper-body workout using a band. And yes, this do-anywhere plan does hit all your major upper-body muscles in a circuit format. But even though your upper half is hard at work, your lower body does not get a reprieve: For each move, you’ll assume a challenging stance or position and hold it for the duration of each exercise to improve balance, stability and core strength, amp calorie burn, and leave your legs shaking and quaking.Thanks for watching!Visit WebsiteChair Squat Overhead PressStand on top of the band with both feet just inside hip width. Hold the handles at your shoulders, then bend your knees and hips as far as you can to “sit” in the air while keeping your torso as erect as…
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