For those of you who said no to dessert during the holidays, have been loyal to their New Year’s resolution, and have kept up on their exercise regimen without fail these past six months, then you’re well on your way to showing off your summer bod once the weather finally breaks. For the rest of us, it’s time to cram in some intense workout sessions and reevaluate our diets as we prepare for beach vacations, pool days, and laying out soaking up the summer sun. The best home workouts for a beach body means leaning out, adding a little bit of muscle, but mostly burning fat fast. Below are the 5 best workouts you should start RIGHT NOW if you want to feel great when you take your shirt off this summer.
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.
You can go to just about any box store or major online retailer and find a scale that will give you your weight and, if you spend a few extra bucks, body mass. In order to track your progress or see if all your workouts are paying off, you need to manually track your numbers which can be time consuming and something that is easier to forget to actually do. That’s why we were excited to get our hands on a few of the best smart scales on the market, like the popular Fitbit Aria, Nokia Body+, and Weight Gurus Smart Scale.
One thing I’ve been getting into lately are grip trainers to improve not just my grip strength, but my overall strength as well. Another benefit I’ve found from grip strength training is that improving grip goes a long way at building up the strength of tendons and will actually prevent many injuries. Despite being very simple devices, I’ve found that some grip trainers are quick to break down and become weaker over time. That’s why I tested four of the most popular grip trainers on the market to figure out which one is is worth your investment.
At home fitness doesn’t require you to track heart rate, but with the explosion of wearable technology like the Apple Watch, Fitbit, Jawbone and Garmin, it’s easier than ever to track the intensity of your workouts and truly see which workouts give you the best sweat! We’ve reviewed many on the top fitness trackers on the market and identified some key features you should be looking for in a great piece of wearable technology.
I went on the search for the best at home workout program for women, and came across two popular series: Tone It Up and Kayla Itsines. Since I wasn’t the right guinea pig for these workouts, I asked my wife to try them both for twelve weeks apiece and give me her thoughts and to determine a winner. I even jumped in for a few workouts and can honestly say that both Tone It Up and Kayla Itsines workouts were no joke! In the end, my wife came away with a clear cut winner for which workouts were most effective for her — as well as came away with some amazing results we’re BOTH happy with!