15 Minute HIIT Workout

With the holiday’s coming up, you may be having trouble trying to fit everything you need to get done into your day. But that doesn’t mean that you can skip out on your workouts. Skipping workouts now is a slippery slope that not only puts a stop to your current progress, but may also make future progress more difficult to achieve. This time of year it’s easy to get caught up in overeating, poor sleep schedules and over booking your time. This 15 minute HIIT workout will help you to stay on track with your daily workouts even when you feel like you have no time though. Because although you may have to shorten your workouts a few days this holiday season, there’s no reason to skip them all together.

Cooking With Oil 101

Sure, by now you know that cooking with the unsaturated fats of oils is better for your health than using the saturated fats found in butter, but did you know that olive oil isn’t the only kind of healthy cooking oil out there? In fact, there are at least ten cooking oils that you should be using on a regular basis depending on what you’re making (and how you’re preparing it). You see, different oils are better for different uses because they don’t all share the same qualities. Oils you may use in frying you wouldn’t want to try in baking, and oils you bake with you wouldn’t want to use to make your salad dressings.

12 At Home Pilates Moves

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Tis the season of travel. But that doesn’t mean it has to be the season of sedentary lifestyles and over indulgent diets. Just because the holiday season has you traveling away from your home gym and towards the land of carbs, calories and candy doesn’t mean that you should be venturing away from your workout routine, and healthy eating patterns. In fact, now more than ever you should be focused in on your fitness goals to make sure that you aren’t losing traction with your progress. Take time to evaluate where you are and where you’d like to be in the coming months, then use some of these at home pilates moves to ensure that you get there regardless of where your holiday travel plans may take you.

Fitness Debate: More Reps vs. Heavier Weights

When it comes to hitting the gym it seems that everyone has their own way of training and their own set of guidelines that they follow to achieve optimal results. But is there a right or wrong way to train? Is there a specific set of guidelines that you should be following to make sure that your gains are progressing as they should, and that you’re achieving the results you want without putting in more effort than necessary? When it comes to weightlifting there is one question in particular that people seem to be asking more and more these days. Should I be doing more reps with lighter weights, or less reps with heavier weights?

Stay On Track This Holiday Season

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The holidays are here and with them comes the hardest season to stay on track with your diet and fitness goals. Between the holiday office party, social obligations, and family celebrations it’s hard to stay away from the fat, sugar, and starch, and stick with your healthy eating habits. Learn how “Junk” food changes your hormonal profile and why cheat meals are devastating to your health. To avoid destroying your hard earned progress here are the best tips to stay healthy this holiday season, and fend off those extra pounds.

How To Squat Heavy Weights

When you’re training for a marathon or athletic event you don’t just run, swim, bike or complete drills pertaining to that athletic event. You spend time working out all areas of your body to make them faster, stronger and more efficient so that they work better together to create better overall performance. The same theory applies when you want to improve your weightlifting abilities. You cannot expect to increase the amount of weight you can lift with one part of your body without also strengthening the rest of your body. Especially when your goal is to squat heavy weights, which in itself takes multiple muscle groups to accomplish. Here are a few tips to help you increase your squat weight.

Healthy Chicken Soup Recipes for the Crock Pot

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Now that the weather is getting colder, it’s time to break out your slow cooker. We’ve got five healthy chicken soup recipes to get you started with your winterized meal prep. Whether you want something traditional or a soup with a little more spice, you’ll find something to fit every taste on our list. And since you won’t have to spend any time tending to your crock pot soups, you can spend that extra time shopping, decorating, and getting ready for the holidays.

Be More Productive At The Gym In 5 Easy Steps

To see the results that you’re working towards manifest within a reasonable timespan you’ll have to stay motivated, push yourself and be more productive both at the gym and at home. Rome wasn’t built in a day, and your perfect body will take time to mold and sculpt into fruition too. In that time you will need to learn how to live a healthy lifestyle complete with maintaining a nutritionally balanced diet and of course a gym routine that keeps you feeling challenged and engaged. Most importantly though, you will need to make sure that your time in the gym isn’t wasted. Follow these 5 easy steps to be more productive at the gym and get the most out of your scheduled workouts.

Pre & Post Workout Advice For Better Results

We all have our pre and post workout rituals. Things we do to help us run faster, lift heavier and go longer during our time in the gym. Some of these are generic things that generally help anyone who tries them whereas some of them are personalized tricks that others might call us crazy for using. We’re not here to discuss these, since they often have very little scientific backing behind them and may only work for a select few individuals. This article is going to give you some advice that everyone can use before and after their workouts to get better physical results.

The Best Fitness Routine

We’re going to go ahead and just tell you right now that the best fitness routine is the one that works best for you. There is no perfect diet, and no secret workout plan that will make all of your fat disappear and your muscles tone, tighten or bulk overnight. There is no such thing as a one size fits all fitness routine, because different bodies respond to different situations better than others. Basically what this means is that you may have to sort through multiple workouts and diet plans before you find the best fitness routine for you. There are a few ways to make that process easier and less time consuming though.