Want to workout but don’t know where to begin? The Sworkit app has you covered. It’s an app that gives you randomized training workouts based on which parts of the body you want to focus on. The workouts are timed from five to 60 minute sessions, so you can’t use the excuse that you don’t have time to workout. It’s available for Androids, iPhones and iPads, and Web.
Sworkit’s creator, Ryan Hanna, told us, “The real purpose of Sworkit and what sets it apart is the attention to simplicity. When the majority of people set out to exercise, they don’t necessarily know where to start and then there are some people who will talk themselves out of ever starting in the first place.”
“Sworkit only asks two questions: How long do you have to workout? Where do you want to feel it?” said Hanna. Read Full Post >
Don’t let this quick little circuit routine fool you. You’ll be feeling the burn and blasting fat in no time. Doing these exercises with little rest in between will force your body to consume more oxygen during the workout and after. This means your body will have to use all that unwanted body fat for energy!
How to do: Perform each exercise in the amount of time given. Rest for 5-10 seconds before moving on to the next. You can repeat the entire series up to three times. The only equipment you’ll need are light weight dumb bells.
2 minute Warm Up- Slow jog around your living space, staying on the balls of your feet and swinging your arms.
2 minute Leg kicks-Standing with feet hip width apart, kick one leg up straight and extend your opposite hand to touch your toes. Lower that leg and quickly repeat with the other leg and arm.
1 minute Burpees- Start in a push up position with both hands below your chest. Keeping your hands in place, bring your feet towards your hands by making a jumping motion. (To make it easier, step with one foot towards the same side hand and than bring the other foot forward) Jump up. Immediately squat back down, touching the floor with your hands. Kick both feet back at the same time, bringing you back to the push up position. (To make it easier, step one foot back than the other. Repeat for 1 minute. Read Full Post >
Trainer Ramona Braganza‘s 3-2-1 workout has been the go-to method for may Hollywood stars and starlets including Jessica Alba, Jessica Biel, Ryan Reynolds and 2011′s Sexiest Man Alive Bradley Cooper to get into fantastic shape fast for roles in big time movies and TV shows.
Ramona Braganza was a cheerleader for The Raiders in LA then began fitness training and modeling, but credits her mental focus to her childhood as a competitive gymnast in Canada. The 3-2-1 method, which Braganza says really came together with Jessica Alba while shooting Into The Blue, consists of three 10-minute intervals of cardio, two 10-minute intervals of strength training, and one 10-minute interval of abdominal training. All of the sequences are then repeated twice to complete one workout.
Want to get the body of your favorite celebrity? Try the 3-2-1 workout for yourself!
On Diets in Review, we talk a lot about weight loss. But what happens when you’ve reached your weight loss goal? Sure, you’re happy and proud of yourself and your new body, but chances are, you probably feel a little lost as to what to do and what to eat now that you don’t have that goal weight to focus on, right? Well, no worries. We have your five step guide to keeping you at your healthy weight and totally motivated!
5 Tips to Keep the Weight Off — And You Motivated
1. Splurge a little more (but be mindful). Now that you’re at your goal weight, you can be a little more lax with your diet, but remember that extra calories add up quickly (and that it’s a lot easier to eat calories than it is to burn them off). A good rule of thumb is to eat a diet that is 80/20, meaning that 80 percent of what you eat is nutritious and healthy, and 20 percent is the other maybe not-so-healthy food that you’re craving. If you ever start to put the pounds back on (and you should know if you do — see tip No. 5), switch your eating to 90/10 until you’re back at your happy weight. Also remember to keep portion sizes down and to savor every bite, being totally mindful of what you’re eating!