11 Beginner Strength Training Tips For Women

This article is for women who are just starting out strength training or want to get serious about it. Please note that “beginner strength trainees” can also include those who have worked out with machines or even with free weights. A beginner is someone who hasn’t learned proper technique or trained consistently with a few … [Read more…]

Why Your Butt Is Staying Flat No Matter How Much You Work Out

You do endless squats. You’ve tried the booty band. You’ve danced along to Brazilian Butt Lift DVD workouts. Yet somehow you still aren’t the proud owner of a tush that resembles the peach emoji. The truth is, the appearance of your butt is partially out of your control, says Harley Pasternak, celebrity trainer and Fitbit ambassador. “Genetics is the number-one … [Read more…]

Glute Bridges on the Balance Pad

Lie on your back on a mat or on the floor with your heels on a balance pad. Your arms should be relaxed at your sides. To make this exercise more difficult, keep your arms off the floor. Exhale and push into your heels, lifting your buttocks off of the floor. Your neck and shoulders … [Read more…]

Knee Extensions

Stand up straight with an exercise band under one foot. Ensure that you have a good grip on the exercise band and that you have a good amount on tension on the exercise band. Inhale and lift the foot slowly, resisting against the band, until your hip and knee are at approximately 90 degrees. Exhale … [Read more…]

Chin to Chest Stretch

Sit upright on a ball or chair with your feet shoulder width apart. Arms are relaxed with your hands resting on your thighs. Tuck your chin gently toward your chest. Turn your head slightly to the left until you feel a slight stretch. Hold for 10-15 seconds. Repeat to the right side, holding for 10-15 … [Read more…]