How Can Kettlebell Workout Routines Help You Lose Weight?
Fitness , News / 29.04.2017

Are you interested in losing weight? Do you dread stepping on the scale each morning because of the number you will see? If so, it may be time to find a truly effective way to burn fat and lose weight. Kettlebell workout routines can be a very helpful tool to use when you are hoping to drop those extra pounds. If you want to lose weight, of course, being more active and exercising on a regular basis is key. You cannot lose a lot of weight just by eating less. You need to make sure that you burn more calories so that your body will get rid of those fat reserves and build muscle instead. One of the primary advantages of using a kettlebell is that it combines strength and endurance training. Not only will using one help you build muscle, but it will also help you improve your endurance at the same time. This way, you can kill two birds with one stone. However, since kettlebells can be tricky to use properly, you need to make sure that you start out under the guidance of a trained professional. Do not just buy one and start using it at home…

What To Incorporate Into Your Fitness Plan
Fitness , News / 28.04.2017

There is a lot of information on the Internet about what to include in your next fitness plan. Not just the Internet either. Workout books, videotapes, and even gurus on TV all claim to have the magic piece of the puzzle to help you lose weight and stay healthy. The fact of the matter is that there are many things that go into helping you get in shape. Unfortunately, there is no magic bullet to pull the trigger on. If you are serious about losing weight, eating healthy, and being in shape, then you need to make sure that you incorporate all of the below into your plan. 1. Cardio Cardio is perhaps one of the most important things you can do at all for yourself. Not only does it help you burn fat and boost your metabolism, but it also helps your blood circulation which in turn keeps your heart healthier, longer. It is recommended that you get at least 20 minutes of cardio exercise at least three times a week. More often is better. 2. Strength Training Lifting weights and doing other kinds of weight training in conjunction with cardio is also a great way to get fit….

Army tests both women, men in combat fitness study
Fitness / 05.04.2017

FORT STEWART, Ga. (AP) — Military researchers put dozens of soldiers, both women and men, through a series of drills Wednesday aimed at helping the Army develop a unisex test to decide which troops are fit for combat, regardless of gender. Fort Stewart spent weeks training volunteers — 89 men and 58 women — in performing tasks the Army considers essential for troops on front lines, from dragging a wounded comrade to safety to loading 65 pound anti-tank missiles. Scientists from the Armys Research Institute for Environmental Medicine had volunteer soldiers don oxygen masks and heart-rate monitors to record their exertion. On Tuesday the troops were timed as they toted heavy cans of ammunition and scrambled with rifles through an obstacle course laid out with orange cones. The Pentagon plans to start opening up combat jobs to women as early as 2016. Commanders want to break from longtime gauges of physical fitness — push-ups, sit-ups and 2-mile runs — and devise a test that more accurately mimics the most strenuous tasks that infantrymen, tank crews and other combat troops perform. Drills such as scaling a 6-foot wall in 70 pounds of gear and removing the heavy barrel of a 25…

Transformation: FitAdina
Fitness / 12.06.2016

What made you decide that you wanted to transform your body? Several things led to a desire to change my body. It started with a bad break-up! That wasn’t enough, though. That just helped the initial ten pounds come off. You can only fuel yourself on hate for so long though! From there, I got my act together and did it for myself and my children! I did it for me, because I didn’t want to have the adult onset diabetes and high blood pressure that runs in my family. I did it for my boys because I wanted to be a good example, not a horrible warning. My father was obese and would later die from the complications of being too heavy to operate on and repair a hernia. My grandmother was overweight as well, but how could I tell my kids to eat healthy and fight the good fight when I had lost the war long ago? I couldn’t! I had to transform so they could reform their idea of whom and what I was! How has working out regularly changed your life? There is not one area of my life not affected by the change! I can claim the standards that everybody does: I am…

The Simple, No-Equipment Workout You Can Do at Home
Fitness / 22.08.2015

You dont need a gym membership to melt that unwanted flab and look fit. In fact, you dont even need equipment. Use this super-simple body-weight workout to burn fat, tone every muscle and improve your fitness. How do it: Perform this workout as a circuit, completing the prescribed number of repetitions of each exercise without resting. Once youve done one set of each exercise, rest for two minutes, then repeat the entire circuit one to two more times. Exercise 1: Bodyweight Squat Stand as tall as you can with your feet spread slightly wider than shoulder-width apart. Hold your arms straight out in front of your body at shoulder level, so that your arms parallel to the floor [A]. Keep your torso as upright as you can for the entire movement, with your lower back slightly arched. Brace your abs, and lower your body as far as you can by pushing your hips back and bending your knees [B]. Pause, then push yourself back to the starting position. Thats one repetition. Do 15 to 20 repetitions. Exercise 2: Incline Push-up Assume a push-up position, but place your hands placed on a raised surface—such as a box, bench, ottoman or one…

How To: Get Toned Up For Summer! (For Beginners)
Fitness / 23.09.2014

In this video targeting the core muscles, arms and under the bum to achieve some perkiness! I do this routine about 3/4 times a week (first thing & late afternoon) and other advanced workouts which I will show yous soon. Hope this helps.

Parkour goes from YouTube fad to fitness craze
Fitness / 26.07.2014

BROOKLINE, Mass. (AP) — The spirited sport known as parkour that treats the world as one big obstacle course is gaining traction outside of the urban enthusiasts whose YouTube-worthy acrobatics spread its popularity. Once the domain of the outdoor anti-athlete, its becoming the go-to sport for people who just want a good workout. Jessamyn Hodge, a 32-year-old software and information engineer from South Boston, recently prepped for her first parkour class at a high school gym in suburban Brookline. She was hoping to learn the kind of wall-scaling, fence-vaulting, obstacle-conquering moves shed already seen in online videos shared by her rock-climbing friends. Its like dancing at high speed, she said. It reminds me of being a kid again, like monkeying around on anything and everything, clambering about, generally having fun while getting around. Parkour, developed in France in the 1980s, borrows elements from martial arts, gymnastics, rock climbing and other athletic fields to enable participants to turn obstacles like park benches, trees, guardrails, and buildings into tools they can use to nimbly propel themselves forward. Parkours developers were influenced by military training principles. Since then, some of the sports most spectacular moves have been featured in movie sequences, video games…