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7 Tips for Newbies Who Want to Do Strength Training

7 Tips for Newbies Who Want to Do Strength Training

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Strength Comes Through Effort! Here’s How to Get There

Strength training can sound like a tough fitness routine for beginners, especially when it is your first time seeing the equipment. However, strength training is an important part of the routine for us to be physically fit and healthy.

Strength training not only enhances muscle strength and quality, but it also burns calories and improves our body’s resting metabolic rate. It even enhances our balance, reduces our risk of osteoporosis, and decreases our blood pressure.

If you’ve mastered your cardio routine, but haven’t ventured into weights… well, it is high time we step up our workout and take on new challenges: hence, strength training. Check out these tips to help you get started today:

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How To Stay Motivated With Your Fitness Routine

How To Stay Motivated With Your Fitness Routine

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Do You Find Your Motivation Lags Sometimes? Here’s How to Fix it!

At the start of any new goal, excitement is normally high and it’s easy to keep your head in the game. But what about when you’re between goals? Or just working out for the sake of being healthy? Sometimes it’s easy to become bored of your routine and let fitness take a back burner. But if you really want to stay healthy, fit, and active, you’ve got to stay consistent and that means staying motivated—so here’s how you do it.

 

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Easy At-Home Workout Blueprint

Easy At-Home Workout Blueprint

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Create Your Own Workout Whenever You Want

Take it from an ex-personal trainer: making your own workouts is actually quite easy. As part of our promise to you, DIY Nation, we’re going to show you how to plug together a basic workout you can do from home. You’ll have the power to create a new workout routine for yourself whenever you want!

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10 Underrated Exercises You Should Be Doing

10 Underrated Exercises You Should Be Doing

10 Underrated Exercises You Should Be Doing

Most Underrated Exercises?

In and recent article we discussed some of the least effective, overrated exercises that everyone and their brother seem to be doing (think bicep curls: “1001…1002…1003…I don’t know if you heard me counting. I did over a thousand“). But aren’t there some exercises that we should be doing but aren’t?

What about some of the less popular, underrated exercises that are needed in our fitness routine? When it comes to these underutilized exercises, a lot of it comes back to the fact that these muscles aren’t the “sexy” muscles, meaning they aren’t the biceps or the abdominals or even the pectorals. These underrated exercises usually work the muscles that counter these “sexy” muscles or are the muscles we don’t see but are vitally important.
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Increasing Your Metabolic Afterburn

Increasing Your Metabolic Afterburn

Increasing Your Metabolic Afterburn EPOC

Crank Up Your Metabolism with the Afterburn

Afterburn effect or EPOC (Excess Post-Exercise Oxygen Consumption), you’ve probably heard of it. Simply put, a high intensity workout will cause you to burn a large amount of calories post-exercise: aka the afterburn. This sounds too good to be true, is there evidence it actually occurs?
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