If you’re the least bit interested in health and fitness, there’s a good chance you’ve done a few squats in your life. But have you ever really thought about how beneficial they are for your body?
First and foremost, squats aid in adding muscle to your frame. The more muscle you have, the more fat your body burns. For every pound of additional muscle you gain, your body burns another 50-70 calories per day. Squats also help maintain mobility and balance, boost your sports performance so you can do things like jump higher and run faster, and even help prevent injuries. They’re also the exercise that works the most muscles at the same time, targeting your legs, entire core and of course, your backside.
This morning as you get up and around to do your weekend chores, take a few minutes to get a quick leg workout in. All you need is about 20 minutes to go through this entire squatting routine. Trust me, you won’t regret it.
The Fitness Trampoline is a product developed by JumpSport that can add some uniqueness to your at-home workouts, or even expand the class offerings at your gym.
This piece of equipment includes workout DVDs hosted by Kathy Jo Burgett with KB Fitness. So no one is just jumping up and down, there’s a pretty legit workout that takes place. The trampoline and corresponding DVDs can be bought online through JumpSport’s website. Each DVD focuses on something different such as core, strength, cardio, and one for all of the above. If you’re someone who would like to be involved in all of these different workouts, a DVD can be purchased that contains all of the fitness trampoline workouts.
Each session lasts between 15-30 minutes so it’s great for those on a time crunch. The workouts focus on core, cardio, strength, or basic, which is a combination of all of those. We recommend that to get the most out of your time on the trampoline. Each workout session can be a little different so that you’re working something different each day. A great feature of these videos is the option of three different difficulty levels to follow – one for beginners, intermediates or more advanced. This concept enables users to start on the beginning level and work their way up to higher levels after they’ve made improvement. Read Full Post >
Stay-at-home dads want to stay fit, just as their female counterparts do. One dad, in particular, Gavin McInnes, solves this problem by creating a video that gives you ideas aboutworkouts that you can do right in your own home, with “equipment” found around the house.
McInnes keeps the workout interesting and funny by getting creative with his choice of “equipment.” This video was originally shot in 2009. McInnes used his children, now 5-year-old daughter Sophie Whiterabbit and now 3-year-old son Duncan Whitethunder, as the “equipment” or weights.