If you’re looking to use your dumbbells to burn fat, try out this workout routine to try at home, adapted from Strength Training for Fat Loss. Aimed at beginners, this workout will will give you a varied workout, working various muscle groups. In this post we’ll explore a few of the moves in more detail. For full details on each of the moves, get your copy of Strength Training for Fat Loss. Exercise Week 1 Week 2 Prisoner squat 2 sets x 8-12 reps 3 sets x 8-12 reps One-arm compound band row 2 sets x 10-12 reps (each side) 3 sets x 10-12 reps (each side) Knee-tap squat 2 sets x 6-8 reps (each side) 3 sets x 6-8 reps (each side) Push-up 2 sets x 8-12 reps 3 sets x 8-12 reps Stability-ball leg curl 2 sets x 8-10 reps 3 sets x 8-10 reps One-arm band press 2 sets x 10-12 reps (each side) 3 sets x 10-12 reps (each side) Band lat pull-down 2 sets x 10-12 reps 3 sets x …
Many women fear midlife weight gain and see gaining weight to be inevitable during menopause. But can midlife weight gain be avoided? In this extract from Nancy Clark’s Sports Nutrition Guidebook we explore the potential causes of weight gain within menopausal women and how to potentially avoid it.
As a personal trainer, one of the first steps you will take with a new client is conducting an initial assessment, determining an appropriate starting point for achieving established goals. Such assessments are not one-off events, but should be ongoing – checking in along the way to make sure the client stays on track. In this post, we explore some of the most important responsibilities of trainers when it comes to ongoing assessment and keeping the client on track. Adapted from Secrets of Successful Program Design.
Recent research from the journal of physical activity and health has found that practising yoga on a regular basis may help with weight gain prevention.
Decreasing body fat is a common goal for many people around the world. Whether for health reasons, sports performance or aesthetics.
A new study published in Physiological Reports claims that gentle exercise routines can work just as well as rigorous exercise routines. The study found that demanding exercise regimes provided no extra health benefits, nor did they burn more fat for people trying to lose weight.
New research published in the journal Nature Communication suggests the fatter we are, the more our body appears to produce a protein that inhibits our ability to burn fat.
Combining aerobic exercise with resistance training appears be the most effective solution to reducing obesity in teenagers.