Regardless of your fitness level, it's easy to forget about what you can't see – your back. But you won’t get a celeb-worthy back with cardio alone. So step off the treadmill and head into the weight room to get a strong, sexy back that will rival Jessica Biel's.Read Full Story
The allure of cardio for many women lies in the fact that it requires little to no instructions. Tie up laces, untangle headset chord, plug in iPod and go. Not so with weight training. You can zone out listening to music on the elliptical trainer, but try that while lifting heavy objects over your head and you could end up with a broken nose or worse.Read Full Story
If you're a runner, chances are you don't want to spend a lot of time in the gym. Or any time, for that matter. After all, if you're not running, what's the benefit, right? Au contraire. Upper-body strength benefits athletes of all types. Runners who train with weights experience better running economy—you expend less energy when you run. In other words, it's like a one-day sale at Macy's: you get more bang for your running buck.Read Full Story
If you’ve been skipping weights in favor of an all-cardio workout, it might be time to rethink your fitness strategy. Women especially can benefit from resistance training. From bone health to higher metabolism, there are myriad reasons to start strength training today.Read Full Story
Are you one of those women who slaves on the elliptical for hours each week and refuses to near the weight room at the gym? If you’re of the mind that weights are for meatheads and will turn you into a mini-Schwarzenegger, we’ve got news for you. Weight lifting will give you the body of your dreams. Illinois-based fitness expert Angie Miller, founder of AngieMillerFitness.com, answers the most pressing questions women have about lifting weights.Read Full Story
If you’re one of the countless people currently in a panic over the onset of bathing-suit season, you’re not alone. To help keep you from going off the deep end, we’ve put together a get-fit guide to help you regain your sanity and slim down in time for summer.Read Full Story
Streamlining your workouts so you get the best results in record time is an easy feat with these three dynamic kettlebell exercises. Because kettlebell moves use your entire body, you accomplish full-body fitness that not only sculpts your muscles but also delivers a cardio blast. Put this three-move kettlebell workout on your spring and summer fitness agenda.Read Full Story
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