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How Much Do I Have to Exercise to Lose Weight?

Thirty to 45 minutes of intense exercise. Boom—there’s your answer. If you want to just take that info and (literally) run with it, be our guest. But you strike us as the inquisitive type, so we’ll explain why this length of time and toughness appears to work best for weight loss.

When it comes to dropping pounds, working out can be both a blessing and a curse: Burning more calories than you take in is, of course, the basic recipe for weight loss—and exercise can definitely help with the burning part. But depending on the kind of workout you do, it may also trigger hunger hormones that lead to overeating, or at least to replacing the calories you torched during your sweat session.

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7 Tips to Battle Junk Food

I am a firm believer that in general, no food should be labelled bad or should be completely off-limits, however we FEEL better and our bodies function better when we are choosing nutrient-dense, healthier options when it comes to how we fuel our bodies. As someone who used to eat fast food and drink soda regularly throughout the week, I can attest from my own personal journey that this is so, SO true!! However, making the switch to clean eating is NOT easy.

Here are my top tips that really helped to change my habits when I was starting out!

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Nutrition Myth: Women Don’t Need That Much Protein

You’ve probably gotten some mixed messages about protein. On the one hand, you know you’re supposed to eat more of it. But, you’ve also heard that you shouldn’t eat too much protein or it will make you bulky. The truth is, protein is important for every system in the body. Protein is digested into amino acids and dipeptides, it grows muscle tissue, hair, and nails. It’s important for hormone regulation and, just like fiber, protein is important for satiety.*

One thing protein won’t do? Suddenly turn you into a hulk monster. Women just don’t have the hormonal profile to be as muscular as men. That said, if you’re actively trying to build muscle and get leaner, more protein in your diet may help you reach that goal.

 

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How to Lift Weights and Stay Slim

It’s a myth that’s plagued weight training for women forever and is probably one of the most common excuses personal trainers hear: lifting weights will make me bulk up! I really wish I didn’t have to say this so often, but let me tell you this: you can lift weights without getting bulky!

I’m going to break it down for you so that you can get over the fear of ‘hulking out’ and understand it’s possible to lift weights AND stay lean.

Why you should add weight training to your routine
A well-rounded fitness program doesn’t just include weight training. While cardio is great for overall fitness and weight loss, weight training can help shape and tone muscles, as well as helping to burn more fat. Using a combination of training styles can help to maximise weight loss, as well as helping to improve strength.

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15 Burpee Variations You Must Try

Trendy exercises come and go. Some have been around, and will stay around, because they’ve proven themselves effective when performed correctly and have numerous variations. Among these exercises is the burpee and for good reason. The burpee is a full-body exercise that requires strength, mobility and coordination and can enhance overall performance and fitness. While the burpee can be of benefit, it can just as quickly cause issues if it is executed incorrectly. When performed with proper technique, the burpee can be utilized anywhere and has many variations that will leave you with the good kind of soreness.

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How to Workout With Weights

One of the best things about my BBG program is that it can be completed anywhere — at the park, at the beach, or in the comfort of your own home. However, I know that there are so many girls that also love training at the gym and want to incorporate more equipment (specifically weights) into their workouts. That is why I have decided to release my new program BBG Stronger! The workout below is a perfect example of my new program and how you can use weights at the gym.

How do you do it?

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STARTING A NEW FITNESS CLASS

In many cities, fitness studios offering specialized classes are becoming ubiquitous. To stand apart from each other, these boutique gyms offer ultra-unique classes—sometimes, the crazier-sounding, the better. In LA (where I live), you can balance your way through a workout on a surfboard that’s actually on sand, hang from the ceiling on “silks” during an aerial yoga class, or bounce for an hour of cardio on your own mini trampoline.

Even if your city has yet to offer such a buffet of classes, you can probably still find a nice variety to choose from. Spin, Zumba, yoga, kickboxing, even Pound are in most bigger gyms.

The trouble with all these fun classes, though, is trying them can be intimidating! No one wants to be caught struggling or look like they don’t know what they’re doing. We like to stay in our comfort zones. The best way to beat the intimidation factor? Just try it!

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Should You Lift Weights to Lose Weight?

“Muscle weighs more than fat.” You’ve probably heard that phrase a million times before. And although it’s false (a pound is a pound), you may have taken it to mean you should stay far, far away from the weight rack if you’re trying to drop pounds. We get where you’re coming from, but it’s not exactly that cut and dry.

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The 13 Best Abs Exercises You Can Do Standing Up

We get it: You don’t always want to do crunches or planks or even use gym equipment to work your abs. Luckily, you don’t have to. If you’ve never thought about working your core while standing, you should. It may even be more effective because your core muscles aren’t just the ones you see in the mirror: They wrap all the way around your body—from your “six-pack” abs to your obliques (which hug the sides of your trunk) to the muscles that stabilize and support your spine.

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The Ultimate Guide to Dining Out and Not Blowing Your Diet

By now, you know how to track what you eat and effectively lose fat. There’s plenty of quality scientific information out there on the subject.

Most of you will find yourselves weighing out food and using measuring cups, a digital scale, and while this allows for consistent and predictable results, there’s always going to be a level of uncertainty when you dine out. You can’t accurately measure the portion sizes or be 100% certain of the ingredients that are being used.

For many, the solution you create is to just avoid going out to eat altogether. The fear of blowing your diet overpowers any desire to socialize with friends and family. 

That’s the safe choice, but it’s also…

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The 15-Minute Low-Impact Workout to Strengthen Your Butt

Newsflash: You don’t need to put yourself through a soul-crushing workout to see changes in your body. And this 15-minute, low-impact workout from Grokker proves just that.

 

These bodyweight-only moves can be done at the gym or on your living room floor. When you hit play, you’ll follow trainer Le Jon Guillory through a series of kickboxing-inspired moves, all performed on your knees, that will burn out your bum and build serious strength in your glutes. Plus, the trainer’s high-energy style and sense of humor will keep you motivated (and maybe even smiling) ’til the end.

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Hero Work Out of the Day (Veteran’s Day 11/11)

CrossFit is quickly becoming “the training” program for our Military, Law Enforcement and Fire Fighters. Since day one CrossFit has embraced our men and women in uniform and they have chosen to honor the Heroes who gave their lives to keep us and our country safe.

These CrossFit Hero WODs listed below are some of the most intense workout experiences that you could experience. They have been conceived and are intended to be performed with intense effort, in honor of our fallen Heroes. Don’t think to your self, I can’t do that or it looks to hard. Instead focus on what you can do, scale where needed, and think about the Hero that has given his all for our freedom. Honor these Hero’s with your best effort.

 

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