How to Add Resistance Bands to Y Workouts

How to Add Resistance Bands to Y Workouts

Training Tips for Women
Adding bands to traditional lifts can breathe new life into old exercises and take your workout intensity to a new level.Unlike other flavor-of-the-month fitness trends, resistance bands — specifically superbands — seem even more valuable today than they did a decade ago. From mobility exercises to dynamic warm-ups to band-only exercises, the versatility of these inexpensive and portable devices makes them an MVP of the weight room. An effective and underused training strategy is combining bands with traditional gym lifts, and two different techniques have been embraced by strength athletes over the last several years. Both train body control and strength, and they may help you smash through plateaus while simultaneously beating boredom. Accommodating Resistance TrainingThe problem with weight training is that 100 pounds is always 100 pounds, no matter…
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5 Easy Ways to Recover Between Workouts

5 Easy Ways to Recover Between Workouts

Training Tips for Women
You’ve already done the hard part and pushed through a tough workout. But that was two days ago, and your hamstrings are still screaming when you try to sit down. If you aren’t actively taking steps to recovery and repair properly, it might be time to give yourself a little TLC.Certified trainer and health coach Katie Austin — yes, daughter of fitness icon Denise Austin — weighs in on her favorite ways to rebound from hard training and be fresh and ready for her next sweat sesh.StretchingIn a study published in BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation, stretching was rated the most effective recovery strategy among athletes. Austin recommends dynamic stretching such as arm and leg swings, cat/cow and inchworms before your workout to prepare your joints and muscles to…
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Row, Row, Row Yourself to Health

Row, Row, Row Yourself to Health

Cardio for Women, Total-Body Workouts for Women, Training Tips for Women, Workouts For Women
Before you hop on the treadmill or elliptical machine for another tedious cardio session, scan the gym for a rowing machine and hop on — after 20 or 30 minutes, you’ll be left wondering why you have neglected this incredible piece of equipment for so long.Rowing: The Calorie Crusher “The health benefits from rowing include a unique combination of cardiovascular endurance and muscular toning and strengthening,” says Nick Karwoski, a nationally ranked triathlete, rowing enthusiast and trainer for Hydrow, the live outdoor reality rower that brings the on-river experience of rowing straight to the home. “Rowing engages 86 percent of your body’s muscles, compared to 44 percent with biking or running, as well as your heart and your lungs. It targets major muscle groups — including your glutes, hamstrings, hips,…
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Push-Up Prowess – Oxygen Magazine

Push-Up Prowess – Oxygen Magazine

Arm Workouts for Women, Chest Workouts for Women, Shoulder Workouts for Women, Training Tips for Women, Workouts For Women
Drop and give us four fresh ways to push the ground away.The push-up is arguably the simplest exercise for developing the upper body and core, and because it uses a portion of your own bodyweight, it is quintessentially a functional training movement. The standard push-up can be overplayed, however, but infinite variations can be achieved simply by changing angles, increasing reps or adding power to keep it as fresh as it is functional. Here are four versions that level you up from beginner to super athletic. Level 1: TRX Incline Push-UpBecause of the moveable straps, push-ups done on a TRX develop stability and control, teaching your rotator cuffs and core muscles to stabilize and align your trunk and shoulders. At an incline, the resistance and force demand are reduced, making…
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The New Age Of Recovery

The New Age Of Recovery

Training Tips for Women
Gone are the days of static stretching as a solitary recovery protocol. Here are five new ways to accelerate recovery and improve performance.These days, recovery is serious business, and athletes across the spectrum are allotting as much effort to their time off as they are to their training. A step beyond the everyday practices of foam rolling, stretching and trigger point therapy are some alternative ways to repair and heal your body and its systems, improving performance, preventing injury and getting back to the gym or field faster. Electronic Muscle Stimulation (E-Stim)This technology has been around for ages in the physical therapy realm, but these days, specialized e-stim machines are popular recovery and performance tools for athletes. These gadgets pass an electrical current through strategically placed electrodes into a muscle…
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Why Shorter Workouts Actually Yield Better Results

Why Shorter Workouts Actually Yield Better Results

Training Advice for Women, Training Tips for Women
We live in a time of multitasking, micromanaging, screen jumping and spreading ourselves thin — leaving many of us overworked and overstressed. I don’t care how perfect your nutrition is or how many workouts you’re fitting in each week, if your stress levels are through the roof, you will not see results.  Exercise imposes additional stress on our bodies. So what’s stopping us from creating fitness routines that are effective in achieving results without overexertion? If I said you could waste less time at the gym and see major improvements in body composition, as well as the number between your two big toes, would you be interested? Well, you can.Blogger Genevieve Gyulevary mid-burpee.rx.photographyThanks for watching!Visit WebsiteShorter Workouts Keep Your InterestHigh-intensity interval training has a tremendous impact on your aerobic capacity…
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4 Moves to Sexy Shoulders

4 Moves to Sexy Shoulders

Exercises by Bodypart for Women, Shoulder Exercises for Women, Training Tips for Women
Whether you’re rocking trendy cold-shoulder blouses, have your sights set on upcoming summer tank tops or simply want the strength to lift more, doing focused moves to sculpt sexy shoulders is key. “Working your shoulders is essential to creating a V-shaped torso that will give you the appearance of having a smaller waist,” says Jennifer Cohen, celebrity trainer for Britney Spears and Christina Aguilera and best-selling author of No Gym Required (Key Porter Books, 2009) and Strong Is the New Skinny (Harmony), 2014). “However, working out your shoulders will also help relieve pressure from your neck and back while helping with your overall posture. For instance, if you sit at a desk all day, chances are you’re hunched over in a chair, which is a killer for your back and…
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Ninja Smart Screen Duo With FreshVac Review

Ninja Smart Screen Duo With FreshVac Review

Fitness Gear, Fitness Gear and Apparel for Women, Training Tips for Women
Photo Courtesy of NinjaNinja has asserted itself as the king of all blenders over the last several years — and with good reason. Not only are their products affordable and reliable, the company also creates new products on the reg with time-saving and innovative technology. Their latest invention is the Ninja Smart Screen Duo with FreshVac technology, and it promises to become your new favorite appliance. Here’s why.It Packs a Powerful PunchThe Smart Screen Duo has a 1400-watt motor base that chops nearly anything you can throw at it, from ice to carrots to newspaper (don’t ask), no problem. Thanks for watching!Visit WebsiteChop ChopAs always, the Ninja’s stacked Pro Extract blades devour even the toughest ingredients in seconds while extracting and preserving all the vitamins and nutrients from veggies and…
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GoPro Hero7 Black Review – Oxygen Magazine

GoPro Hero7 Black Review – Oxygen Magazine

Fitness Gear, Fitness Gear and Apparel for Women, Training Tips for Women
Often with technology the master becomes the student when it comes to forward progress, but not so with GoPro — the OG of action sports cameras is still leading the herd, and The Hero7 Black is arguably one of their best versions yet. Here’s why.It Stabilizes Like a BossGone are the days where your moving footage playback looks like a blurry earthquake. The HyperSmooth video feature in the Hero7 Black creates buttery-smooth content, no gimbal required. No matter if you’re running, jumping, rolling or flying, you’re guaranteed to get incredible, quality imagery every single time.Photo Courtesy of GoProThanks for watching!Visit WebsiteKickass QualitySometimes technological advancement means a decline in video quality, but not so with the Hero7 Black. This mighty product offers a 4K resolution at 60 frames per second (FPS).…
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Hip-Flexor Stretches: Mobility in Motion

Hip-Flexor Stretches: Mobility in Motion

Flexibility And Mobility, Sports Medicine for Women, Training Tips for Women
Trade tight hips for peachy-keen glutes with this smooth-flowing dynamic stretching routine.Tight hip flexors can neurologically weaken your glute complex, robbing you of the ability to fully extend your hips and cash in on complete gluteal activation. This means all that hard work you’re doing in the gym — lunging, squatting and deadlifting — may not actually be putting junk in your trunk! Use this dynamic stretching sequence preworkout on leg or glute days to activate your central nervous system, unlock your hips and get those glutes woke.The Must-Do Stretch (; 0:36) The Must-Do Stretch Targets: hip flexors, psoas, side body Do 5 each side.Kneel on the floor with your left foot forward and placed flat on the floor, knee bent. Reach both arms overhead and grab your right wrist with…
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