You've been working out a ton and are convinced this is going to be the week that the number on the scale is finally where you want it to be. And then...nope. Womp womp.Put away that sad trombone—with a few simple changes to your normal routine, you can finally start to see results. In fact, changing it up is basically the secret sauce for making progress—whether you want to lose weight or just get strong AF. Advertisement - Continue Reading Below “Your body adapts to your workout, so it’s important to tweak your normal routine so you continue to get the most out of it,” explains Noam Tamir, C.S.C.S. and founder of TS Fitness in New York City. Here, some of his favorite ways to switch up your workout if your goal is weight loss. 1. Warm up (but really tho)If you jump into your workout without prepping your body first, well, you're a normal human being. But you won’t be able to perform as optimally (read: burn as many calories), says … [Read more...] about 5 Ways To Switch Up Your Workout Routine To Lose More Weight
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WELLNESS 04/06/2018 11:52 am ET It's all about how you prep the night before. Nicole Pajer On Assignment For HuffPost Getting to the gym first thing in the morning is often much easier said than done. It can be more appealing to roll back under the covers rather than strap on your shoes for a pre-work run. Kicking off your day with a workout may help you lose more fat, reduce your desire to ingest excessive calories throughout the day, lower your blood pressure and can help you to sleep better at night. So how do you make that early exercise happen? It all starts with how you prepare the night before. HuffPost chatted with some experts to uncover the best ways to prep for your morning workout at night. Here’s what you can do before bed to ensure that you make it with zero excuses: 1. Get your clothes ready “Sleep in your workout clothes so all you have to do is wash your face, brush your teeth, get your butt in … [Read more...] about 8 Ways To Trick Yourself Into A Morning Workout
There's little rest for the weary during the 2018 Fittest Loser Challenge. The contestants are ramping up the duration, intensity, and frequency of their workouts as they approach the halfway mark of the competition. Contestants work out twice a week with their trainers at Push Fitness in Schaumburg, then head to the gym early Saturday mornings for boot camps. The trainers also devise weekly exercise plans for their contestants in an effort to yield maximum results. There's no doubt contestants are putting in the hours at the gym. Take a look at each competitor's new fitness regimen.Kim Rosewell Kim Rosewell works out six days a week. Trainer Nicole Steinbach leads Rosewell through circuit-style workouts that emphasize combined movements, such as a squat and shoulder press mixed into one movement. She adds sprints and jump squats into their training time for bursts of cardio."I love combination movements because it uses multiple muscles at a time. With adding cardio movements, we … [Read more...] about What does a Fittest Loser workout look like?
In 2007, Noah Kingery was playing professional youth soccer in Brazil. As an athlete, he got a crazy workout out on the field, but also spent plenty of time in the weight room and whipping up healthy meals.At 18, he was faced with a painful decision: He could either stay in Brazil and go pro or go back to his hometown of Dallas, Texas, to save his long-distance relationship. He chose his girlfriend and walked away from soccer for good.But when things didn’t work out, Kingery took it hard. In just one year, he became 213 pounds heavier. As he found comfort in food and booze, the 143-pound athlete he knew was gone and the scale read 356 pounds — his heaviest weight ever.“I was known as this high school athlete, and going from that to this, I can remember people being like, ‘Oh my god, what happened?’” Kingery told Men’s Health. “I was just depressed and spiraling into addiction.”In 2009, Kingery moved to Los Angeles to start his own … [Read more...] about How This Man Got Sober, Lost 166 Pounds, and Turned His Life Around
Almost a year ago, Bob Harper was at the gym when he suddenly collapsed on the gym floor in the middle of his workout. When he woke up in the hospital two days later, the beloved Biggest Loser trainer was shocked to learn that he'd experienced a severe heart attack.The heart attack prompted Harper to switch up his workouts, adopt the Mediterranean diet, and start taking Brilanta, a medication that lowers his chances of having another heart attack. He's also partnered with AstraZeneca on a "Survivors Have Heart" campaign and published a new book, The Super Carb Diet."Everything about my life is just different now," Harper says, reflecting on the year since the near-fatal incident."I'm more relaxed. I'm a lot easier to be around, I hope," he continues. "I've always been a very type A person — I've been very driven; I've been very focused and regimented with my workouts and diet — and now I've let loose the reins. I don't feel like I need to be in control as much as I thought … [Read more...] about Bob Harper, One Year After His Heart Attack: ‘Everything About My Life Is Different Now’