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If you’re getting sick, you really need to give the gym a rest


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If you’re getting sick, you really need to give the gym a rest
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If you’re going to continue training metabolically – pushing the heart over 130 beats per minute (so like weight training or interval training), all you’re doing is compounding the negative effect of a highly acidic environment that’s currently going

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If you’re getting sick, you really need to give the gym a rest


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If you’re getting sick, you really need to give the gym a rest
Metro
If you’re going to continue training metabolically – pushing the heart over 130 beats per minute (so like weight training or interval training), all you’re doing is compounding the negative effect of a highly acidic environment that’s currently going

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If you’re getting sick, you really need to give the gym a rest


Metro

If you’re getting sick, you really need to give the gym a rest
Metro
If you’re going to continue training metabolically – pushing the heart over 130 beats per minute (so like weight training or interval training), all you’re doing is compounding the negative effect of a highly acidic environment that’s currently going

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The 15-minute full-body dumbbell workout routine

If you’ve got a set of dumbbells at home, or a wall-length rack at your gym, you can get in and out fast with this routine. You can use the same pair of dumbbells for every exercise.

Directions

Perform the exercises as a circuit. Do one set of each without rest in-between. Afterward, rest one minute, then repeat for three total circuits.

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Today's Workout 139: 4 moves to lift, bend, and stretch your way to lean, lower-body muscle

Take your regular legs day routine up a notch by incoporating both cardio and yoga moves into the mix.

This rapid-fire, four-move routine focuses exclusively on your legs. Back-to-back rounds of barbell front squats and dumbbell sumo squats will build mass in your quads and hamstrings, jump squats will work to lean out your entire lower body, and a finishing wheel pose will stretch you out and help you recover.

Directions

You’ll do this workout as a circuit, meaning you’ll complete each exercise consecutively without rest. Once you’ve finished all exercises, rest for 60 to 90 seconds. Repeat the entire circuit for 4–6 rounds.

Depending upon your ability, you may shorten or lengthen the rest periods between circuits. You may also complete more or fewer rounds.

For more legs work:

Check out our favorite 10 workouts to do on legs day[1], our 15 exercises to develop the best glutes in the gym[2], and our five old-school legs workouts that’ll work forever[3].

For a complete archive of our daily quick-hit routines, go to mensfitness.com/todaysworkout[4].

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Stop! Don’t Make These Weight Loss Mistakes! Blivewear


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Stop! Don’t Make These Weight Loss Mistakes! Blivewear
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Belinda Norton-Smith, 39, has named seven weight loss mistakes people make; They include too much meat, cardio training and rest; She also warns against high sugar diets and not weight training enough; People should also lift the correct weights for

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Build An Athletic Body With This Quickfire Home Dumbbell Circuit

You should know by now that you don’t need to spend hours slaving away in a gym to build a bigger, leaner and more functionally fit body. Indeed, more is often less when your training ambition is to look more like an athlete because you need to give your muscles the recovery time they need to adapt and grow.

But even though cutting down on your training time is the way to go when wanting a well-defined, athletic physique, you must also guarantee that what time you do spend training is 100% effective. That’s what this six-move total-body circuit offers – all you need is a pair of dumbbells and the right attitude, and you’ll get out of every session exactly what you put in. So start stripping away body fat and building new muscle mass today.

RECOMMENDED: The 4-Week Dumbbell Workout Plan To Build Muscle At Home[1]

How to do the workout

Do the six dumbbell exercises in order, sticking to the reps detailed, without resting until you finish all the reps of the sixth and final move of the circuit. Rest for two minutes, then repeat the circuit. Do four circuits in total.

Pick a dumbbell weight that allows you to perform the hardest lift for you with good form. Increase the weight weekly as you get stronger

1 Squat[2]

Reps 15 Rest 0sec

Stand tall with feet hip-width apart holding a dumbbell in each hand. Keep your chin and chest up. Brace your core, then bend at the hips and knees to squat down as low as you can. Push back up through your heels.

2 Alternating lunge[3]

Reps 12 each side Rest 0sec

Stand tall with feet hip-width apart holding a dumbbell in each hand. Keep your chin and chest up. Lunge forward and down until both knees are bent at right angles. Return to the start and alternate leading leg with each rep.

3 Overhead press[4]

Reps 12 Rest 0sec

Stand tall with feet hip-width apart, holding a dumbbell in each hand at shoulder height. Keep your chest up and brace your core. Press the weights directly overhead until your arms are fully extended, then lower them back to the start position.

4 Hammer curl[5]

Reps 12 Rest 0sec

Stand tall holding a dumbbell in each hand, with elbows by your sides and your chest and chin up. Keeping your elbows tight to your sides, curl the weights up together. Squeeze at the top, then lower under control.

5 Renegade row[6]

Reps 6 each side Rest 0sec

Get into a press-up position holding dumbbells. Brace your core and glutes to keep your body stable. Row one dumbbell up, leading with your elbow, then lower it back to the floor. Repeat, alternating arms with each rep.

6 Press-up[7]

Reps 15 Rest 2min

Get in the press-up position holding dumbbells. Brace your core and glutes to keep your body stable. Bend your elbows, keeping them close to your sides, to lower your chest to the floor. Press back up powerfully.

References

  1. ^ The 4-Week Dumbbell Workout Plan To Build Muscle At Home (www.coachmag.co.uk)
  2. ^ Squat (www.coachmag.co.uk)
  3. ^ Alternating lunge (www.coachmag.co.uk)
  4. ^ Overhead press (www.coachmag.co.uk)
  5. ^ Hammer curl (www.coachmag.co.uk)
  6. ^ Renegade row (www.coachmag.co.uk)
  7. ^ Press-up (www.coachmag.co.uk)