Photo credit: thefitsproject.com Many women have a common goal in mind when they hit the gym: working out your glutes does more than just add a pleasant roundness to your derriere, though. Strong glutes improve your overall performance at the gym. You’ll be able to lift heavier weights, cycle harder and run faster if the largest muscle in the body, the gluteus maximus is nice and strong. 1. Squats with Dumbbells Photo credit: gettyimages.com Squat repetitions is one of the simplest yet most effective butt workouts out there. Squats are simple, yet powerful moves, and holding dumbbells while squatting simply adds more power to your squat, giving your butt the workout it deserves with guaranteed results. Here’s how you do it: · Stand with your feet shoulder-width apart, with an 8 to 12 pound dumbbell in each hand at the sides of your thighs · Slowly squat down as if you are going to sit in a chair, keeping your chest up, your weight in your heels and your knees behind your toes. Lift dumbbells up for an added arm workout, or keep them by your thighs at your side – either way, the addition of dumbbells makes your glutes work harder. · Squeeze your glutes as you return to standing position · Do 25 reps a total of 2-5 times. 2. Walking Lunges with Dumbbells Photo credit: nataliamuntean.com This incredibly simple move will work out all of your butt muscles, and is highly effective in the derriere-enhancing department. Here’s how you do it: · Find a corner of the gym that
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We all know that although all women may have been created equal, we're not all the same. Which workout is best depends on our lifestyle, needs, fitness level, goals, and tastes. We can't give you one best workout for women, but here are a number of awesome options for different women. Choose a few and see which you like best! Source: http://greatist.com/fitness/50-bodyweight-exercises-you-can-do-anywhere Best Workout for the Starving Student: Body Weight Training This is the American College for Sports Medicine's top pick for 2015: old-fashioned body weight training. Lunges, planks, pull-ups, push-ups, squats; these exercises juxtapose the weight of your body against gravity to get your heart pumping by working your biggest muscles. You don't need any equipment so there's no outlay of money, and this kind of workout is really effective. Best Workout for the Single Mom: High-Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) The number one problem for the single mom? No time. The number one workout solution for no time? HIIT programs! HIIT programs are incredibly powerful. They alternate short bursts of high-intensity activity with recovery periods. They are effective and popular. People are going to keep doing HIIT because it works, and it works in as little as a few insane minutes at a time. Best Workout for the CEO: Hit the Gym With an Edge CEOs and high-power executives seek out expertise to ensure that they have information and skill at hand as they need it; it's not surprising that they would seek out expert assistance at the gym, too. And the ACSM points out that
Sick of hearing about paleo and coconut oil? Feel free to change gears, because it's 2015 and there's a whole new crop of stuff that you're supposed to try if you want to lose weight, get fit, and experience your healthiest self. The real trick is balancing the trends with your own tastes, needs, lifestyle, and options: which ones do you think sound viable for you? Superfoods Still Going Strong It's hardly surprising, but dietitians and other nutrition experts say that superfoods are going to stay popular in 2015. Nuts, seeds, avocado, Greek yogurt, kale, and coconut products have been the top dogs of the superfood world and they are going to maintain their popularity. Antioxidants The health benefits of antioxidants will continue to keep them among the top choices for healthful eating, including for weight-loss. This is especially true of green tea and açai berry. Old School If you're sick of hearing about low-grain diets, good news: ancient grains like amaranth, freekah, quinoa, and spelt are making a comeback. The Skinny On Fat “Low-fat” diets aren't going to be the focus for many in 2015. What will matter for more people is focusing on what kinds of fats they are eating. Most nutrition experts agree that mono- and polyunsaturated fats are more healthful than saturated fats, and consumers are paying attention. What's In There? Label reading is becoming more common, in part because more people care about the issue of GMO foods, and there is considerable overlap between those who are concerned by GMOs and those who eat