Saturday, 10 September 2016

5 Ways To Make Yourself Morning Workout Person

As you probably heard by now, this month we joined forces with Women’s Health to create a box of get-moving beauty samples. We’ll be sharing intel from their editors all month, including this genius advice for tricking yourself into working out in the morning.

You've tried to become one of those morning workout people (gotta love 'em!), but when that dreaded alarm goes off, your body is all, 'No. Just no.' And by the time your mind remembers that you totally wouldn't hate running a marathon or rocking a crazy pack of abs, you've already hit snooze four too many times to get to the gym for the intense morning sweat session that you penciled into your schedule the day before.

Jordan Metzl, M.D., a sports medicine physician at New York City's Hospital for Special Surgery, gets how hard it is to wake up to work out. "It's a tough habit to get into," he says. That said: "I'm a huge believer in morning workouts because it starts your metabolic furnace and ensures you'll actually get that workout in," says Metzl (who's run 31 marathons and completed 11 Ironman triathlons).

17 Exercise Tips to Step Up Your Workout

A new year means a new start — and a new gym membership, new workout clothes, and a new healthy attitude so that you can motivate yourself to exercise. No matter how cliche it may be, starting a new exercise routine is always something that can benefit you… as long as you actually, you know, follow it. It takes a while for your brain to realize that a really good sweat session is more satisfying than an hour of binge-watching your favorite TV show (no, seriously), and until that happens, you will probably find that your motivation can be somewhat lacking.

I would never pretend that exercise is easy, because it isn’t. It can be really hard to get yourself in the frame of mind to work out on a regular basis. It’s hard to make time for workouts in between everything else you have to do, and it’s really hard to push through physically exhausting hurdles when you’re already exhausted from work. But it’s not impossible! These exercise tips and tricks will help make your workout seem just a little bit easier… for the month of January, and the months after that. Good luck — you can totally do this!

H.I.I.T the Treadmill

The treadmill is the queen of fat burning machines. It can help you burn off the layers covering up your toned muscles, if used correctly! This H.I.I.T. (High Intensity Interval Training) treadmill workout is going to push you to the max when it comes to your cardiovascular health. It’s not going to feel great the first time, or maybe even the second, but eventually it’s going to feel fantastic while you’re looking fantastic.

Including cardio in your weekly workout routine helps you burn fat while also keeping your heart healthy! Cardio has been proven to help keep your ticker healthy longer, lower blood pressure, and lower your “bad” cholesterol.

If you want the tight and toned body that comes from hard work on a treadmill and the dedication of a workout routine, then you also need to remember to eat clean as well! Check out articles like Top 25 Flat Belly Foods, 28 Low-Calorie Clean Eating Recipes, and especially our 7 Day Clean-Eating Menu! What you put into your body is going to help or hurt your progress in achieving what you want.

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300 Reps Bodyweight Workout

The idea is simple – 50 reps of each of 6 of my favorite body weight exercises.The execution – is a different story all together!

I am a huge fan of body weight workouts. Low sets and high reps is a great way to increase lean muscle and burn off fat. Today’s workout features 6 of my favorite body weight exercises that will tone and tighten head to toe! The catch is you have to do a lot of reps… 50 of them… of each exercise before moving on to the next. Ready for this one? Here we go!

Alright – so again the idea behind this is pretty simple. Below you will find 6 of my favorite bodyweight exercises that you can do at home, on the road, or just about anywhere. Your objective is to complete 50 reps of each exercise. The catch is that you can’t move on to the next exercise until you’ve completed all 50 reps of our current exercise! For an added bonus try starting a timer while you do this one and see if you can complete it in under 20 minutes!

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18 Heart-Pumping Bodyweight Exercises [VIDEO]

Who needs to spend hours on the treadmill when you can get your heart-pumping cardio on in less than 20 minutes? Maximize your time and see better results with these 18 incredibly effective bodyweight moves. Get ready to feel the burn from head to toe and get more accomplished in one workout than ever before.

Mountain Climber: 
  • Get in a push up position. Your body should be in a straight, diagonal line from your head to your toes. 
  • Raise your right knee toward your chest. 
  • Return to start position and repeat with left leg. That’s one rep. 
  • Alternate legs quickly for 60 seconds. Modification: Decrease your speed or range of motion.
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