Since spring has sprung for most of us in the county, that means that beach/bikini/swimsuit season is on the horizon. Whether you stuck to your new year’s resolution or have been slacking a bit, there is still time to fire up your abs and get rid of those “not in” love-handles that might have crept back into the picture. One of my favorite ways to get in shape quick is by dedicating a few weeks to Beachbody On Demand workouts at home, which will have you seeing results in no time.
With the explosion of races like Spartan Race and Tough Mudder, people are getting off the treadmill and finding new ways to combine cardio and strength training into their at home workouts. Even if you’re not training for a race, and just want to add a great full body burn to any of your other at home workouts, finding the best vertical climber machine could be just want you need to elevate your routine!
One question I get asked all the time is which dumbbells are best for at home workouts. The Powerblock and Bowflex adjustable dumbbells are the two premier products, and I have actually used both of them at one time or another in my garage gym, and in my basement for workouts. There are a few other products on the market with similar functionality, but these two are the most popular and most reliable products worth your investment.
Ever wonder what your genetic makeup means for your health? A lot of people use sites like 23AndMe, Ancestry DNA & Family Tree DNA to see where their family originated, but that is just the tip of the iceberg. DNA tests do so much more than tell you where you’re from. They can tell you, based on your genes, whether you and your children are predispositioned for certain types of diseases.
With T25 having exploded in popularity this past decade, it’s no wonder that it remains one of the most sought after at home exercise programs on the market. The 25 minute, no-break, no-nonsense HIIT workouts are great ways to shed pounds, build lean muscle, and get in the best shape of your life. It’s perfect for anyone who doesn’t have a lot of time to dedicate to exercise, but wants to get in phenomenal shape.
Before I got into many of the home workout programs I’ve reviewed on this site, I was a runner. I continue to be a runner even as I continue to do the programs like P90X3 and T25. I find that running is the perfect way to keep my cardio endurance up, and it helps with keeping up with the cardio and core work that is required from many of the at home workouts I do. I have been experimenting with running belts, and the Flipbelt and Spibelt are the two best products I’ve found to keep my hydrating and gels with me on my runs. While they both have redeeming qualities (I actually use both still), there are a few key differen