We all want to be fit, but sometimes you just need an extra boost to make it to the gym, to decide on a workout, or to deal with the aftermath. Here are ten tried and proven fitness hacks to tackle in the new year.
The hardest part of sticking to a workout routine may be starting, but the second-hardest part is showing up to the next workout when everything feels like fire. You aren't off the hook, though! Staying home actually isn't your best plan of action. Here's what to do instead.
Is today the day you're going to start working out more often? Or are you just getting back to what you used to do before all the holiday parties messed with your schedule? Either way, it's time to get started. We've picked out six workouts that are perfect for your first (or second) day back.
When you don't feel like exercising you can come up with all kinds of excuses. We get it: Exercise is the worst. There are so many things you could be doing instead. You don't have time. And so on, and so on. But exercising regularly has too many benefits for us to stand idly by while you pretend these are good reasons for not working out.
If you have a hard time exercising consistently, maybe you need to reframe your ideals around working out. One sub-par workout, for instance, is better than skipping workouts altogether. Try Nate Green's 3 x 30 workout routine. It's just 30 minutes of your day.
Maybe you can't go to the gym. Maybe you don't want to go to the gym. Maybe the gym is too darn expensive. Good thing you can turn to your phone for an instant workout. Which app gives the best workouts, though? Today, we find out.
If you're inflexible, you might feel like there's no point in trying to stretch. But without stretching, how will you ever get more flexible? A session such as the one in today's video can help.
You want to work out, but when the gym is so packed that every machine and bench are taken you need all the self-control to not say, "Screw it!" and kick something on your way out. Don't worry: You might not get the workout you planned for, but with a little ingenuity, you can still get a good one.
"I CAN GIVE YOU MASSIVE ARMS, BROAD SHOULDERS, AND A GIANT SIZED CHEST IN JUST FOUR WEEKS," the Body-Tone pamphlet promises. It is the "World's Fastest Strength and Muscle Building System." It cost $US20 in the late 1950s, but today the program is available for free in the Stark Center Archives. I am ready to begin.
Getting into the habit of hitting the gym a couple times every week isn't easy, but a new report suggests there are two things that will help get you off the couch: Convenience and quality.
If doing a single pull-up (or more) is one of your goals in life, you're in luck. Here's a game plan you can follow, even if all you can do is dangle like a sack of meat.