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Transform Your Arms with These Top 11 Exercises Recommended by a Fitness Expert

Whether you're looking to sculpt sleeve-busting biceps, banish flabby triceps, or perform daily tasks with ease, incorporating arm-strengthening exercises into your fitness routine is a smart idea. However, building toned arms requires more than endless dumbbell curls and tricep dips; we chatted with Jake Dickson, NASM-CPT, a certified personal trainer with Barbend, who shares his 11 best "arm day" exercises to build strength and firm up your arms, regardless of your fitness goals. Incorporating…

Revamp Your Leg Day Routine: A Fitness Trainer’s Top 10 Must-Try Exercises

Squats, deadlifts, leg press, and walking lunges are just some of the go-to exercises you might perform during your leg workouts. While these staple lower-body movements are popular for a reason, switching up your "leg day" exercises and adding new exercises to the mix can help you take your lower-body strength to the next level and build lean muscle mass if you're stuck in a rut. Research suggests that increasing your lower-body strength can improve mobility, stability, and athletic performance…

6 Dynamic Resistance Band Exercises for Sustainable Weight Management

Resistance bands are versatile and effective tools for maintaining weight loss and improving overall fitness. Whether you're at home or traveling, these portable bands can provide a full-body workout that challenges your muscles and boosts your metabolism. Incorporating resistance band exercises into your routine can help you burn calories, build muscle, and enhance your endurance. Here are six of the best resistance band workouts to maintain weight loss and support their fitness journey.…

5 Effective Floor Exercises for Sustaining Weight Loss Success

Do you want to make your weight-loss journey more exciting? If so, look no further than my best floor workouts to maintain (and enhance!) weight loss. These routines are effective and engaging, using minimal equipment to deliver maximum results. They keep your muscles guessing, maintain high motivation levels, and promote consistency, which are crucial to achieving your end goal. Whether you're at home or in the gym, these floor routines guarantee a full-body burn that keeps your fitness journey…

Effortless Exercises to Sustain Your Weight Loss Journey Every Day

Maintaining weight loss can be just as challenging as shedding those extra pounds in the first place. However, with consistency and the right approach, it becomes more manageable. Daily workouts are a key component of this strategy, as they help burn calories and build lean muscle mass, which boosts metabolism. Here are five simple yet effective daily workouts to maintain weight loss that I always recommend to clients. Incorporating these workouts into your routine can help you maintain your new…

Revitalize Your Legs: Top 5 Strength-Building Exercises for Women Over 50

As a woman over 50, your fitness journey is unique, presenting both challenges and opportunities. The importance of maintaining and enhancing your physical health for overall well-being and independence becomes even more significant. This is where leg workouts come in. They're not just about mobility and strength; they are about empowering you to live life to the fullest, regardless of your age. In this article, I'll guide you through the five best leg workouts for women after 50. These workouts…

Revamp Your Workout Routine with 5 Low-Impact Exercises to Torch Calories

There are a few secrets to share when using low-impact exercise for major calorie burning. Low-impact workouts are all about being kind to your joints while still getting in a great sweat session. Think resistance training with good form, hopping on cardio machines like rowers, ski ergs, or bikes, and even fun activities like battle ropes, walking, or swimming. If weight loss is your goal, don't worry; you can still make these workouts work wonders with just a few tweaks. I've curated a…

Say Goodbye to Love Handles: The 7 Exercises You Should Avoid and What to Try Instead

Many exercises will help you get rid of pesky love handles, so long as they're performed correctly and with effort. However, that doesn't mean you can't adopt a more targeted approach to your fitness routine. With over a decade of coaching experience, I'm here to share seven of the least effective exercises for love handles and seven much more productive alternatives. Modifying traditional exercises such as squats, deadlifts, rows, and core-focused movements to isolate your obliques, aka your…

Ultimate Jump Rope Exercises: Shed Pounds Fast with These 10 Dynamic Workouts

Jump rope workouts are a fantastic way to burn calories, increase cardiovascular fitness, and shed unwanted pounds. Whether you're a beginner or a seasoned athlete, there are numerous jump rope exercises to suit your fitness level and goals. Below are 10 of the best jump rope workouts I recommend for weight loss, each with step-by-step instructions, including sets and reps. Adding these jump rope workouts to your fitness routine can help you achieve your weight-loss goals while improving your…

Top 5 Gentle Exercises to Burn Fat After 50

We all know losing weight and staying fit after 50 can be challenging, especially when high-impact exercises and high-intensity workouts are no longer an option. Fortunately, we have some excellent news for older adults looking to age healthily and stay fit—you don't have to push your body to its limits to achieve your fitness goals. Low-impact workouts like the ones we're about to share offer a gentle yet effective way to burn fat, build muscle, and boost your overall health. We spoke with…

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