Ence says it's a myth that weight lifting will always make women bulky, adding that strength training is great for toning and strength.
Margot Robbie's long-time personal trainer David Higgins favors pilates, but strength-training provides a multitude of health and aesthetic benefits.
With a 970 pound deadlift, Adam Bishop knows a thing or two about building strength, and there are five common mistakes he always sees people make.
Building muscle while minimizing fat gain is possible, but you'll need to nail certain key factors and be patient.
Table of Contents: Masthead Sticky Common myths about weight for women are that it’s dangerous and will make them big and “bulky.” Lifting heavy weight is not only great for building strength, it can help you develop a lean, muscular body. Weight lifting can also boost your self confidence, help […]
The benefits of lifting weights include building muscle, burning body fat, strengthening your bones and joints, reducing injury risk, and improving heart health. To lift weights safely, it’s important to start slow, take rest days, and always use proper form. This article was medically reviewed by Joey Thurman, CSCS, CPT, […]
Pelotons aren’t the only workout equipment in high demand as gyms remain closed. Amazon and other retailers show many barbell and dumbbell products out of stock. While some states have allowed restaurants and stores to reopen, gyms largely remain shuttered. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories. Dumbbells and other […]
Having won the past three CrossFit Games, Tia-Clair Toomey is officially the fittest woman in the world. She’s an inspiration to people across the globe, but the athlete told Insider that she has struggled with body confidence in the past. When Toomey first started developing a muscular physique, she found […]
Seasoned gym-goers have shared their best pieces of advice for workout newbies in a Reddit thread. There are certain etiquette rules it’s worth knowing, such as the importance of putting weights back, which was the most mentioned piece of advice in the thread, and not hogging machines. Don’t feel intimidated […]
Over the past six months, I’ve cut my body fat nearly in half without losing my muscle. The more muscle you have, the higher your basal metabolic rate, and the more likely you are to maintain your weight loss. Holding on to your muscle mass also results in the “toned” […]
There is such a thing as lifting too much weight too often. Lifting too much can increase your risk of injury. Instead of making you feel stronger, lifting too much can actually make you weaker. It can be incredibly satisfying to have a successful weightlifting session. But when that one […]
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If you want the most bang for your buck in the gym, look to compound lifts, say YouTube fitness stars The Lean Machines. The fitness duo says multijoint exercises recruit more muscle groups, requiring more energy from the body without jumping from one machine to the next. Compound lifts include, […]
Regular exercise is essential for health, but there’s tons of conflicting fitness advice out there. Those misconceptions range from outdated ideas about weightlifting to popular myths about the proper amount of time to dedicate to a workout. Make sure you’re not falling into any of these common workout traps. When […]
High-intensity interval workouts have become popular in recent years, since research shows they offer ways to improve athletic performance while spending less time working out. A recent study shows that high-intensity interval training is effective for weight lifting or strength training in addition to cardio exercise. Participants in that study […]
There are a lot of good reasons to fit in a workout today. Whether you want to lose weight, combat anxiety and depression, improve memory, build endurance, or strengthen bones and muscles, exercise can help. But depending on your goals, some types of exercise work better than others. If you […]