Workout Plans

How Effective Are Resistance Band Workouts?

Jacqueline Kaminski
Jacqueline Kaminski |
If you’re motivated to get your daily workout in but can’t always make it to the gym, you’ll likely get moving outside, do some bodyweight exercises, or maybe you break a sweat in the home gym you built! However, buying free weights and other fitness ...
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Reps in Reserve (RIR): What You Need to Know

Kinsey Mahaffey
Kinsey Mahaffey |
Most lifters are familiar with calculating percentages of their 1 Rep Max (aka, 1RM, the maximum amount of weight that you can lift for 1 repetition of an exercise) to choose the appropriate weight for an exercise based on their desired intensity for the ...
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How to Increase Your Bench Press Max: The Best Ways to Bench More

Kinsey Mahaffey
Kinsey Mahaffey |
Whether you’re competing against others, or just competing against yourself, increasing your bench press max (the maximum weight that you can bench press in a single repetition) takes intentional effort. This article provides practical advice to help you ...
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8 of The Best Squat Alternatives for Stronger Legs

Kinsey Mahaffey
Kinsey Mahaffey |
You’ve looked up different fitness routines for stronger legs, but every single one includes squats. Maybe you’re feeling a little burned out on squats, or you just want to add some variety to your workout routine.
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Peripheral Heart Action Training

National Academy of Sports Medicine
National Academy of Sports Medicine |
We know that weight loss or body fat reduction is largely based on a numbers game. And “working out” is a way of controlling the numbers (less calories in, more calories out and weight loss can be achieved).
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5-Week Workout Plan for Beginners – Getting Your Feet Wet with Fitness

Dana Bender
Dana Bender |
With the multitude of workouts available on the internet, it can feel overwhelming to get started. Also, beginner exercisers, or those just getting back into it after a break, might not know the best place to start.
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Kettlebell Workout: Try These Exercises for Improved Fitness

Kinsey Mahaffey
Kinsey Mahaffey |
It's not uncommon to see kettlebells at any gym, studio, or fitness equipment retailer near you. Even though kettlebells have been around for over 1,000 years, they only became popular for the average fitness consumer and personal trainer in the last 20 ...
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Bro Splits - What Are They & Are They Effective?

Brad Dieter
Brad Dieter |
Bro science. This is a term we hear mentioned quite often in the fitness world. It refers to the concept that some ideas are viewed as true in the bodybuilding and weightlifting world, despite there not being good evidence to support it.
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Upper/Lower Splits Explained: Getting Workout Splits Right

Brad Dieter
Brad Dieter |
All roads lead to Rome. This saying refers to the world thousands of years ago when most of the roads that were built eventually led to Rome. In today’s parlance, it means that there are many ways to achieve the same outcome.
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Progressive Overload Explained: Grow Muscle & Strength Today

Andre Adams
Andre Adams |
With any training regimen the body is always in a state of adaptation. To continuously improve performance over time, your training must be modified to increase the acute variables and progressively overload the muscles.
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