Lifting weights can be quite intimidating for newbies. There are tons of weight loss workout plans, full body workout routines, and bodybuilding programs available just for beginners and if you are just starting out, this information can be overwhelming. Almost every person with ‘ certified personal trainer’ in their title is crafting a ‘tailored’ workout plan and you are the target. If you are going to start strength training, you might as well get it right the first time by going all in one one of these best workout routines for beginners.
Have you ever tried any one of the workout DVDs by Jillian Michaels? Yes? Then, you will understand what I mean by saying that I dislike and love Jillian Michaels in equal proportions. Here is how my relationship with her works. The dislike usually kicks in during the second circuit of any of her gruelling workout videos and carries on until she utters the words ‘cool down’. When the workout is all over, I switch gears and simply adore Jillian Michaels as a fitness trainer and declare that her workout DVDs are simply the best. And I will talk to you today about that relationship with as well as the best Jillian Michaels workout DVDs.
Not everyone can afford a gym membership and put the gym price tag aside, some people simply like the convenience, privacy and all other advantages that come with at home workouts. When I got serious about training in 2013, I did not join a gym. Instead, I turned to Jillian Michaels’ and Billy Blanks’ DVDs and also found a few of the best home workout programs on YouTube and eventually I lost 20+ kgs. If you are looking into getting fit at home, you must check out these 5 best at home workout programs on YouTube.
High-Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) saves time and boosts metabolism. What makes HIIT workout effective as a fat burning workout is that it produces excess post-oxygen consumption, (EPOC). HIIT increases the resting metabolic rate for the following 24 hours. This means the fat-burning party isn’t over once you step off the treadmill – it keeps going and going and going!
This week’s Fitness Chat Feature Friday is with Rochelle Louw, a Biokenist at the University of Pretoria and comes highly recommended by the Biokinetics Association of South Africa. Rochelle discusses why women should lift weights in depth, and her pints are backed by science. We are discussing why women should not be afraid to lift weights in order to change the preconceived ideas people have about women performing weight training and to bring to the forefront the benefits of weightlifting.
I have often found that people want to know the best way to get rid of tummy fat. They want to know the best ab exercises to get a six-pack or simply, how to get a flat tummy. But it doesn’t work that way as most of us know, you can not spot reduce fat by targeting a particular area. In order to lean out and have your abdominal muscles pop, you have to reduce your overall body fat and drop to a certain body fat percentage. When it comes down to abs, nutrition is key. Getting a six-pack is mostly about what you eat (abs are made in the kitchen) and exercise is there to compliment the diet.