Category: Strength Training

Delts, traps, hammies and more! This is your guide to muscle names and their nicknames! Plus, the key exercises for toning them. Click through to read more, or save this pin for later!

Muscle names and how to tone them

Ever wonder what people are talking about when they say they have Quads and Hammies today? What about, “I worked out yesterday and my Lats are so sore.” These are all important muscle names that have been shortened. Because it’s exhausting to use all of the proper names for each individual muscle or muscle group, gym goers have shortened the terms and made them easier to say.

Here’s a list of the major muscle groups and what each one does for your body. We’ll take this list from head to toe!

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What’s in a great workout? We believe a mix of cardio, strength and a serious endorphin rush make for an awesome workout formula. But getting all of that in an efficient 15 minute workout? Well that’s just madness. Or not. Click through for extra tips to help through this killer HIIT workout or save this pin for later!

15 minute workout that burns fat and tones muscles

What’s in a great workout? We believe a mix of cardio, strength and a serious endorphin rush make for an awesome workout formula. But getting all of that in an efficient 15 minute workout? Well that’s just madness. Or not.

If you’ve spent most of your life believing that a really good workout has to last at least 30 minutes, this might seem way too good to be true. But, we think you’ll believe in our methods of madness somewhere around minute five.

Related: HIIT for Beginners: Burn calories quickly!

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Why we’re in love with kettlebell weights

So you’ve been to the weight area of the gym one or two times and you might still be feeling a bit out of place. Ready to take your workout to the next level so that you can feel like total badass at the gym? Enter: kettlebell weights. AKA, your new best friend.

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Sometimes you have no idea which weight to use for your dumbbell exercise. This guide will help give you the confidence you need to master free weights. Click for a free printable progress tracker or pin it for later!

Guide to choosing weights for your dumbbell exercise

Can we talk about my irrational fear of doing any dumbbell exercise in front of people? For years, there was an invisible line at the gym that I dared not cross. That line was the divider between the familiar cardio equipment and the terrifying jungle of strength training equipment.

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5 strength training exercises that you can master! All five of these moves work a different muscle group and while basic, will allow you to start feeling comfortable with this workout style. Click through or save this pin for later!

5 strength training exercises for beginners

We’re so excited to continue our strength training series which is focused on all of the tools, tricks and tips you need to take on strength training like a pro!

Earlier this week we gave you an introduction to the strength training, which hopefully answered any questions you had before getting started.

Today, we want to give you 5 strength training exercises that you can master! All five of these moves work a different muscle group and while basic, will allow you to start feeling comfortable with this workout style.

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An introduction to strength training

 

Maybe you’ve heard of the phrase work smarter, not harder. It’s an important mantra for taming a hectic lifestyle because it pushes you to focus on the things that will show the greatest results with the smallest amount of work. Well, strength training is the ‘work smarter, not harder’ of workout styles.

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