“I think the vast majority of people set the wrong goals—ones that are too ambitious or that can’t be quantified” says Holland. Instead, it’s important to work toward smaller benchmarks, agrees Woll—losing six pounds in six weeks, for example, or to run a 5K in two months and a half marathon in a year, she says. “Your end goals will change as you reach them, but they always need to be set.” To keep yourself on track, keep your goal front and center: Sign up for a race and circle the date on your calendar, or hang up an old pair of pants that you’d like to fit back into three months from now.
There are a couple of reasons why standard sit-ups and crunches are not the most effective ways to spend your time when working on your core, especially if you’re chasing a six-pack, but one of the biggest is that they do little to work your lower abs. Fortunately, there are other exercises that do, and […]
The slam ball, contrary to what its name might suggest, isn’t just for ball slams. Essentially an extra-large version of the medicine ball made with softer material, the slam ball is a strength training tool with plenty of applications, as proven recently by celebrity trainer Jeanette Jenkins. On Sunday, Jenkins, Los Angeles-based creator of The […]
Don't mess with this mama. Emily Skye has proudly shared her postpartum journey with fans, and anyone who follows her account (if you don’t, you’re missing out) knows she works out damn hard–pre- and post-pregnancy. But despite her openness on Instagram, Skye has faced her fair share of critics since giving birth, and now she has a message […]