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  • Arms,  Bodybuilding,  Do-It-Yourself,  Exercises,  Fat Loss,  Fitness Equipment,  in-home,  Strength,  Workout Gear

    Best Home Gym Equipment for COVID-19 Self-Isolation

    Spurred into a fitness equipment shopping frenzy by COVID-19 self-isolation orders, I’ve narrowed down some of the best equipment to purchase for living room, garage, or bedroom fitness. I stopped training exclusively at home over 10 years ago, and I sold all my equipment back then. But now that all gyms have closed because of national stay-at-home orders, I’m forced to rebuild my home gym. Instead of getting a bunch of weights (because I was a bodybuilder the last time I had a home gym), I purchased a handful of choice fitness tools to support me as the functional athlete I am now. The primary equipment I ordered are Olympic…

  • Do-It-Yourself,  Exercise Videos,  Fat Loss,  Health,  Lifestyle,  Post-Pregnancy,  Women's fitness

    4 Simple Rules to Post-pregnancy Fat Loss

    Pregnancy puts a woman’s body through some incredible changes to bring life into the world. As a woman’s waistline expands, it’s normal for her to get self-conscious about her figure and worry she may never return to her prepregnancy build. After delivering her child, she can be left with extra fat, loose skin, or both. But, if you’re an expecting mother reading this, don’t let that psych you out. Every year, plenty of women reclaim their prepregnancy figures (and sometimes a fitter body) through following tried-and-true principles, which I’ve condensed into the rule below, the same rules I followed to get a fitter body after having my son. Rule 1.…

  • Superset Workout
    Do-It-Yourself,  Exercises,  Fat Loss,  How-To

    Supersets Explained

    A superset is strength training condensed: two or more exercises done one after the other with no rest in between. One round of back-to-back exercises equals one set. Supersets are an excellent training method for building muscle endurance and burning a lot of calories in a short workout. Other advantages — and disadvantages — of this training style are detailed below. Advantages of Supersets Cardiovascular Health By virtue of taking little rest between exercises, the body will enter an aerobic state, challenging your lungs and strengthening your heart. Doing supersets often or increasing the volume or intensity of a superset workout through increasing sets, reps, and adding exercises will further…

  • How Many Days a Week Should You Train Per Goal
    Bodybuilding,  Cardio,  Do-It-Yourself,  Exercises,  Fat Loss

    How Many Days/Week Should You Train?

    Your body is a reflection of your habits. For results, you must expose yourself to the right exercises for your goal at a frequency that tells your body it’s time to adapt. In other words, shake up what your body is used to and introduce it to a new norm that it must condition itself to. That conditioning can come in the form of fat loss, muscle gain, increased strength, or learned skills – depending on how you train. Given this reality, it’s important to understand how many days of training are required to meet your fitness and body goals. Certified personal trainers often tell clients they need to dedicate…

  • Exercises,  Fat Loss

    Exercise Card

    Need a WOD that isn’t too intense? Follow the exercises on the exercise card attached to this post and get a low-impact, strengthening workout. After you’re done, please leave a comment with your feedback. SylviaAs an athlete for over 17 years and a broke single mom for most of that time, I created this site to aid not only broke single parents to a life of fitness, but anyone who believes the road to fitness requires a lot of cash or time. In reality, the way to fitness is paved with knowledge and firm principles; teaching readers how to master both is the goal of this site.

  • Beauty,  Fat Loss,  Training

    Updated: The Weight/Body Fat Conundrum

    Body weight doesn’t matter, body fat does. Here’s an analogy. Think back to your middle school earth science class. Remember when you had to weigh different rocks, and it was shocking to find a small rock that was much heavier than it looked, even heavier than larger rocks? What was your teacher’s explanation? If you don’t recall, here it is: the rock was dense; in other words, it had a tightly-compacted cell structure. Density impacts weight. The more dense something is, the more it weighs. The same is true for muscle versus fat. Muscle is dense and compact. fat is less dense, and but occupies more space. As you lose…

  • Cardio,  Exercises,  Fat Loss

    Plyometric Exercise Options

    Plyometric exercises are short-burst movements that involve propelling your body off the ground. These movements require a lot of energy and burn calories during and after exercise. Plyometric training is often categorized as high-intensity interval training (HIIT). Recently, many exercise scientists and elite trainers have attested to the effectiveness of plyometric exercise over steady-state cardio: the traditional mode of cardiovascular exercise. Steady-state cardio is repetitive motion performed at a sustained level of intensity for a certain duration. The most well-known — and overrated — form of steady-state cardio is jogging; what I call the exercise of the newbie or the uninformed. Since 2002, when my fitness journey began, I realized just how ineffective steady-state cardio is…