There's more to cardio than just running. Celebrity trainer Jay Cardiello, who has designed workouts for 50 Cent and Kevin Love, doesn't use mindless mile splits to get his clients to ramp up their heart rates. Instead, he torches fat and challenges the cardiovascular system with a compact 20-minute bodyweight circuit you can do anywhere. Advertisement - Continue Reading Below "This is not your traditional cardio," Cardiello says. "You're not going to be on a treadmill. You're going to be burning fat, burning calories, and getting toned and lean."Over the 8-week Anywhere, Anytime bodyweight workout program, Cardiello will show you the exact circuits he uses to whip his clients into shape. Each week is focused on a different objective, and Week 3 is designed to hone your midsection and burn fat. You'll work out four days per week, performing one circuit on Mondays and Thursdays and another on Tuesdays and Fridays.Check out the rest of the program here:Week 1WEEK 1, DAY 1WEEK 1, DAY … [Read more...] about Hate Running? Try This Intense 20-Minute Cardio Workout.
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Superhero movies dominate the box office these days, with hit after hit smashing records like super villains.All of these comic book flicks are powered by A-list talent—the recent Avengers: Infinity War even had all but one of the Chrises in one place–but no single actor is more important to their franchise than Deadpool’s Ryan Reynolds. Advertisement - Continue Reading Below Deadpool went from a largely unknown fringe Marvel character with a dirty mouth to the lead in the highest-grossing R-rated movie of all time behind Reynolds, who spent the better part of a decade trying to get the film made. After the runaway success of the first installment, hopes were high for the second–but Reynolds and his team shied away from ramping up the budget and stuck with the strengths of the original: heavy doses of genre-lampooning humor and seriously impressive action sequences that put Deadpool in a class of its own.There are some aspects of more traditional superhero … [Read more...] about Get Ripped Like Ryan Reynolds with the ‘Deadpool 2’ Full-Body Workout
Fitness Blender One of the best online workouts around. Period. It rivals even the priciest apps and workout programs with tons of options that include everything from High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) to Pilates, yoga and strength training. If you're short on time there are 10-minute ab workouts and if you're super advanced, and if you want to be pushed, their 60 minute "insane cardio workout challenge" is killer and promises to burn roughly 1,000 calories.There are over 500 free workouts on the site and the no-frills videos feature cute husband and wife team Kelli and Daniel Segars. The website is easily customized so you can pick workouts based on difficulty level, what body parts you want to target and whether you want to use weights or if you prefer a no-equipment option.Get started: fitnessblender.com Jessica Smith Jessica Smith's motto is exercise should be fun otherwise you won't stick with it. She's the queen of walk and talks — online workouts where she marches in … [Read more...] about 5 effective (and free) online workouts you can do at home
If you’re an avid HIIT or CrossFit junkie, you’ve probably done your fair share of AMRAPS by now. Usually, they involve doing several burpees in a row within 60 seconds, and ending up on the floor out of breath. But if you've never done CrossFit before, you've probably wondered what your friends are talking about when they use the acronym.AMRAP stands for "as many reps as possible" or "as many rounds as possible." It's a workout structure frequently used for conditioning that pushes your body to the max within a set period of time (anywhere from 3 minutes to 60 minutes).To do an AMRAP, you set a timer for a certain amount of time, and pick a set of exercises (say, 10 pushups, 10 pull-ups, and 10 squats). Repeat that sequence for as many rounds as possible until time expires, resting when needed.Doing AMRAPs helps you track your progress over time, as you’re basing your review of your performance off a set period of time or a specific exercise.“AMRAPs allow you … [Read more...] about 3 AMRAP Workouts That’ll Take Your Fitness Game to the Next Level
It's a new year, which means there’s no time like the present to finally start building that six-pack. You found a bunch of quick ab workouts and plan to do them everyday, because that’s the best way to chisel your core, right?Not quite. When you do the same exercises every day, you may be causing more harm than good.“Every time you strength train, you cause micro-tears in the muscle,” says Astrid Swan, N.A.S.M.-certified master trainer at Barry’s Bootcamp in West Hollywood, California. “The muscle needs time to heal, and as it heals, it grows and you see results.”By doing the same exercise, or working out the same part of the body over and over again, you won’t get more fit or make gains. Instead, you’ll be more prone to plateau or cause an overuse injury.“Your abs are like any other muscle you train, so giving time for the muscles to grow and heal is crucial,” says Swan. “When I do an abs circuit, I use … [Read more...] about Should You Do Ab Workouts Every Day If You Want To See Results?