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Bodyweight Squat Variations Worth Trying Vol. 2

How can you possibly modify classic squatting to make it attractive and even more efficient? Here comes another 6 bodyweight squats to fit into your workout. Whether you’re aiming at the slim legs, shaped hips, or firm glutes, squats will help you reach your goal. And the core will work, too. See also Bodyweight Squats ...

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Bodyweight Squat Variations Worth Trying Vol. 1

The classic squat is a great and simple movement pattern. Properly done, it strengthens not only the lower body, but also the muscles of the core, lower back and abs. After tens and hundreds of squats, we might feel like we need a little variety. Here’s 6 ways to reforge the classic pattern into a ...

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Top 7 Ways to Upgrade Your Planking

Once you master the classic plank, it may seem boring after some time. But a little creativity is enough to fight boredom and make planking a challenge again. Add some dynamic elements, experiment with levels, or even add some additional weights. Check these 7 ideas on upgrading plank to work your core and much more. ...

4 mins

5 Things to Remember While Planking

It always seems to me that there are two groups of people: those who enjoy planking and those who hate it. Why would someone hate doing planks? Perhaps they are not aware of, or just don’t remember, the 5 things listed below. 1. Why we plank That’s more or less the answer to another intriguing question, ...

3 mins

Is Stretching Worth Spending Your Time?

What’s the place of stretching in training? How important is it and how much time should be spent on it? What are the benefits of stretching with a trainer’s assistance? Here are some tidbits about stretching and several reasons why stretching really is worth spending your session time on. Fitness vs. fitness goals The two ...

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Top 8 Bodyweight Exercises for the Obliques Vol. 2

There’s hardly anyone who wouldn’t like a slim waist and nicely toned side muscles of the core. Right next to a well-balanced diet and fat burning workout, shaping exercises are the key to the fitness goal of many. Here’s another portion of inspiration for an obliques workout. All of the exercises presented below do not ...

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Top 8 Bodyweight Exercises for the Obliques Vol. 1

A slim waist and nicely toned side muscles of the core is the goal of many. The secret of perfectly shaped obliques lies in a combination of three crucial factors: a well-balanced diet, fat burning, and toning exercises. If you’re looking for an inspiration for an obliques workout, here are several ideas definitely worth trying. ...

3 mins

What Is the Best Indicator of Fitness Progress?

Most of us working out expects some effects, sooner or later. Some of us look for visual changes, others for improvements in strength, speed, flexibility, endurance. How to check if our workout works how it’s supposed to? What should we pay attention to? Which stats are the most significant, and which seem to be overestimated? ...

5 mins

Best Exercises with the Swiss Ball Vol. 3: Back & Arms

Yes, you can use the stability ball to work your abs as well as thighs & glutes. But there are also several fantastic exercises for the back and arms. Here’s the third and final part of the Swiss ball home workout. Use the exercises collectively, interchangeably, or selectively. Compose your own set of best stability ...

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Best Exercises with the Swiss Ball Vol. 2: Thighs & Glutes

In the first part of this series we presented 6 exercises for the abs. But using the Swiss ball you can actually work the whole body, whether at home or at your gym. So now it’s time to tone the thighs and glutes. Check out the 5 exercises below, grab a fitness ball and try ...

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