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Weight Loss Secrets for Swimsuit Season

Summer doesn’t officially start until June 21. But, the weather is starting to warm up, reminding us that it will be swimsuit season soon. Luckily, it’s not too late to lose a little weight before you show off more skin.

No more crash diets, long boring workouts at the gym, or endless fitness class routines. The goal to losing or maintaining weight is to find something that you can stick with and that actually allows you to keep your sanity. Avoid engaging in weekly or monthly diets that you cannot sustain for a long period of time due to the fact that you will probably fall off the bandwagon and eventually be right back where you started.


5 New Ways to Workout at Home

squatsSometimes, you make plans to work out. You might do all of the prep work: you pack your gym clothes the night before, make sure you have your water bottle and a healthy snack, you clear your schedule, and then, boom! Something happens and your carefully constructed plans vanish in smoke. What’s an intrepid gym rat to do? Don’t worry, there are many things you can do at home that will give you a great workout, even if you don’t have access to free weights or a treadmill! Here are some great options:

  • The Power of 50 – 50 squats, 50 push ups, 50 sit ups and 50 lunges. It’s guaranteed to get your blood moving! (more…)

The Ultimate Jump Rope Workout

jumping ropeJumping rope is a great cardiovascular workout and can be fun as well. It not only trains the heart, but it helps with muscle endurance, coordination, balance, stability, and explosion. The primary muscles that are being trained are the shoulder muscles, forearms, calves, and quadriceps. The quick explosive movements are the main feature of why jumping roping is so successful. Bruce Lee once said that jumping rope for 10 minutes is comparable to running for 30.

Tips For Jump-Roping

1. Speed it up to increase the heart rate and burn more calories.

2. Jump rope before breakfast to increase fat loss, this allows the energy to be burned from fat rather than food.

3. Don’t just jump with both feet, switch between the left and right. (more…)