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Remember These Air Squat Rules During Your Next At-Home Workout

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The air squat , also known as the bodyweight squat, is one of the most common workout moves - you'll likely find a set or two in most of the strength or HIIT classes you stream. But just because a workout move is well-known, great for beginners, or popular, doesn't necessarily mean it's easy or that there's no room for error. When you're in an actual gym or studio, your trainer is there to catch your air squat mistake, but unfortunately, that personalized correction isn't always there when you're in your living room doing your own thing. So, to help you fine-tune this powerhouse move, we reached out to obé fitness instructor and NASM-certified personal trainer Walter Kemp . First, you should know the benefits of actually performing the move. "The main muscles targeted when doing an air squat are in the lower body: gluteus maximus, minimus, and medius, also quads, hamstrings, and calves," Kemp says. "But, if done properly, the core can be

7 Ways to Take Your StairMaster Workout to the Next Level

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Step up your stair-climber game with these trainer tips (as if it wasn't already hard enough) 😅 You—and your legs—might know the ins and outs of treadmills and elliptical machines, but there's another way to tap into heart-pumping cardio at the gym that you might be forgetting all about: StairMaster workouts. If you've felt intimidated by stepping up your fitness program in the past, fear no more. Here, Adam Friedman, a celebrity trainer in Venice, California, has a primer for how to use the StairMaster and make the most of your stair-climber workouts. (Related: Is the Stair-Climber Worth Your Time?) 1. Maintain Your Posture To put strain on the right parts of your body—the glutes and hamstrings instead of your back—slow down and get your posture right. "When you're hunched over, you're putting strain on your back and turning down your glutes," he says. (Not to mention the fact that you’re probably placing a good portion of your weight on the s

The Cindy CrossFit Workout Is 20 Minutes You Won't Soon Forget

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Nope, you don't need to be a CrossFit Games athlete to try it! What's the first thing you think of when you hear the word "iconic"? Chances are it's Cher or Prince. Or maybe Friends and That 70's Show. For a lot of CrossFitters, it's the Cindy CrossFit workout that comes to mind. Categorized as a benchmark workout, the Cindy WOD is "as iconic as CrossFit workouts come," says Tony Milgram CF-L1, coach at ICE NYC in New York. "It's one of the few workouts that almost every single CrossFitter in the world has done, and will repeat every few months to measure their progress." Admittedly, that might sound a little intimidating. But while many CrossFit workouts feature heavy-ass barbells, gymnastics movements with Cirque du Soleil vibes, and confusing equipment like the GHD machine, ski ergometer, or sled, Cindy CrossFit workout does not. On the contrary, the popular workout entails doing three simple body-weight movements: the

This Runner Qualified for the Olympics After Completing Her First Marathon *Ever*

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Molly Seidel, a 25-year-old barista and babysitter, battled countless injuries, an eating disorder, and struggles with mental health to get to where she is today. Molly Seidel, a Boston-based barista and babysitter, ran her first marathon in Atlanta on Saturday at the 2020 Olympic Trials. She is now one of three runners who will represent the U.S. women's marathon team at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. The 25-year-old athlete finished the 26.2-mile race in a whopping 2 hours 27 minutes and 31 seconds, running at an impressive 5:38-minute pace. Her finishing time put her second behind Aliphine Tuliamuk, by just seven seconds. Fellow runner Sally Kipyego came in third. Together, all three women will represent the U.S. at the 2020 Olympic Games. In an interview with the New York Times, Seidel admitted that she didn't have high expectations going into the race. "I had no idea what this was going to be like," she told the NYT. "I didn't want to oversell it a

The 12 Best Shaker Bottles, According to Customer Reviews

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Between pre-workout drinks, coffee mixed with collagen, and protein powder shakes, adding a scoop of your favorite supplement to your drink is an easy way to get more nutrients into your diet. A good shaker bottle makes things even more convenient by allowing you to mix things up on the go—but choose the wrong one, and you risk finding yourself with a clumpy mess or a bottle that starts smelling pretty funky over time.  On the hunt for a shaker bottle that's durable, made of quality materials, and won't break the bank? Below, the best affordable shaker bottles that will blend your ingredients to silky-smooth perfection, all with a proud following of enthusiastic reviewers that stand behind them. Best Overall:  BlenderBottle Classic Loop Top Shaker Best Stainless Steel:  Contigo Shake & Go Fit Stainless Steel Shaker Best Electric:  Promixx Battery Powered Shaker Bottle Best 2-in-1:  Hydra Cup Dual Shaker Bottle Best Glass:  Ello Splendid Glass Shaker Bottle Best

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