Fat-Burning Abs Workout

If you had a resolution this year to get in better shape and improve your health, don’t give up! Keep working on your goals and feel the (good) pain with this fat-burning abs workout. This sequence has 6 different exercises including jumping jacks, squats and planks. If you’re up for more of a challenge, try doing the whole sequence multiple times. Happy workout!

 

Superbowl Workout

Say what you will about American football, but there is one thing for sure, football players are some of the most athletic people on the planet. These pros need to display endurance, strength and speed throughout a 60-minute game. If you’re feeling up for a challenge, try out this Superbowl workout that targets your legs, glutes, core, arms and back. Click here to see the full exercise routine. Good luck!

 

Superbowl Workout

Ice Baths: The Do’s and Don’ts

If you’ve ever complained about a swimming pool that was too cold, maybe it’s time to re-evaluate… As part of their training routine, athletes around the world have been incorporating ice baths into their regiment in order to quicken the healing process. It’s believed that “the exposure to cold helps to combat the microtrauma (small tears) in muscle fibers and resultant soreness caused by intense or repetitive exercise”. However, this doesn’t give anyone the green light to jump into a frozen lake… For more information on how to safely take an ice bath, as well as other do’s and don’ts, click here.

 

Ice Baths

How to Use a Foam Roller: Legs

Foam rollers are a staple in many gyms across North America. But if you’ve never used one before, it can be a bit intimidating. Watch the video below for different techniques on how to use a foam roller on your legs. Warning! Some areas on your legs may feel a little tender, like your IT band. Always modify your stretching and pressure to the level you’re at. Best of luck!

 

10 Partner Exercises

If your New Year’s resolution this year is to be more active, then the best way to get started (and to keep at it) is to have an exercise buddy. Exercising with a friend is a great way to stay motivated, challenge yourself to reach new goals, and hold yourself accountable to a gym schedule. Not only will it benefit your body, but this regular interaction with a partner can also benefit your mind and your emotional state. So what are you waiting for? Grab a buddy, and try these 10 partner exercises that will keep you movin’ and groovin’. Enjoy!

 

Warm-Up and Cool-Down for a Run

A proper warm-up and cool-down is absolutely essential prior to any strenuous exercise; particularly before and after a run. If you’re looking to step up your performance and ensure you keep your muscles happy, check out the video below. Happy exercising!

 

4-Minute Abs Workout

I know you’re busy, but c’mon… Can you not spare 4 minutes out of your day? Check out this ABsolutely amazing 4-minute abs workout that will get your heart rate up and will engage your core throughout. The best part is, you can do it anywhere at any time. Happy workout!

 

Exercises to Get Rid of Wrist Pain

After doing a downward dog, a plank, a push-up, or even typing away all day, you may have noticed that your wrists get a little tender. Wrists are joints we tend to neglect, so it’s no wonder we feel pain when we use them heavily. Check out these pre-workout warm-up exercises for your wrists as well as stretches for after your gym session. This will mobilize your wrists and help to get rid of wrist pain. To learn more, watch the video below:

 

How to Do a Pull-Up

Looking to strengthen your back, arms and core? Check out the video below on how to do a pull-up. Not ready to do a full pull-up quite yet? No problem, Lunden will show you three training exercises that you can do beforehand to build up your strength. Have a great workout!

 

7 Stretches in 7 Minutes: Lower Back

It is estimated that around 31 million Americans experience lower back pain at some point during their lives. It is a problem that affects both the sedentary and the highly active. How will you counter-act this? Try out these 7 stretches in 7 minutes: lower back edition. This routine can be done at home or at the gym for relief in under 10 minutes. To view all the exercises, click here.

 

Lower Back Stretches