alexsylvia1

156 Added | 6 Magazines | 17 Likes | 7 Following | 6 Followers | @alexsylvia1 | Keep up with alexsylvia1 on Flipboard, a place to see the stories, photos, and updates that matter to you. Flipboard creates a personalized magazine full of everything, from world news to life’s great moments. Download Flipboard for free and search for “alexsylvia1”

6 Exercises That’ll Seriously Improve Your Posture

Straighten up and balance out your body with these moves.<p><i>This article originally appeared on DailyBurn.com.</i><p>One thing most gym-goers probably don’t …

Yoga

Keeping these 12 plants in your home can improve your health — and they're almost impossible to kill

Eating plants isn't the only way to reap their benefits. Science has shown that keeping a simple houseplant can do wonders for your health.<p>Horticulturist Marc Hachadourian, the director of the Nolen Greenhouses at the New York Botanical Garden, told us that plants benefit both your physical and …

Plants

Giant Sets: The Best Thing You Aren’t Doing to Gain Muscle and Burn Fat

Giant sets are one of the best ways to build size and strength in a short time, but they can also be a great way to get your heart rate up and shed …

Health

The 20-Minute Low Impact, High Intensity Workout For Everyone

Personal trainers Justin Norris and Taylor Gainor have co-opted the word “lit” once again. And this time, the definition is far healthier.<p>Low impact training, also known as the LIT Method, is a boutique fitness program founded by Norris and Gainor in Los Angeles. And now you can get the benefits of …

Exercise

7 HIIT YouTube Workouts That Take You From Zero to Sweat in Record Time

So you’ve decided it’s finally time to get serious about getting in shape. Great work! But just because it <i>is</i> the time doesn’t mean you always <i>have</i> the time. There are tons of yoga, pilates, cardio and strength training workouts available on YouTube (that’s right, no gym necessary), but if you’re a …

Exercise

How to Do the Reverse Hyper With an Adjustable Bench | Men's Health

But check out the video above to see <i>Men’s Health</i> Fitness Director B.J. Gaddour demonstrate how to perform the exercise on an adjustable bench—a piece of equipment found in almost every single gym.<p>Start with a flat bench, and try one of the following 3 variations of the exercise:<p>1. Isometric: hold …

A Beginner's 3-Month Plan for Getting Fit

How are those New Year's Resolution fitness goals you made in January? If you have fallen off, this plan is for you. First, let's think about what …

James Levine

9 Easy Exercises For A Great Butt (That Aren't Squats)

The squat is constantly touted for its glute-building abilities, but honestly, squats aren't your <i>only</i> option when it comes to butt exercises. Below …

Workouts

8 Yoga Postures That Will Give You an Instant Detox

Been overdoing it a little? If your body could use some fine-tuning, you can do more than sip on detoxing green juice. Hop on your yoga mat, and do these eight poses designed to detox the body. You have your circulatory, digestive, and lymphatic systems to thank for getting rid of toxins and waste, …

Yoga

13 ways to fix your iPhone or Mac with common household items

But the Apple store can be expensive for repairs, and minor problems can often be solved at home with stuff you already have lying around.<p>Over the past eight years, Apple users have found all sorts of clever hacks to fix your iPhone without going out and buying pricey parts or accessories.<p>Some …

DIY

The Push-Pull Routine to Gain Muscle and Simplify Your Training

<b>Day 1 (Push): Press and Dip</b>2) DUMBBELL OVERHEAD PRESSSets: 4Reps: 6Stand holding a dumbbell in each hand at shoulder level. Brace your abs and press …

Workouts

13 tips for getting the best results from your iPhone camera

Tim Cook’s embarrassment at the Super Bowl seems a timely opportunity to put together something that’s been on my to-do list for a while now: a quick guide to getting the best results from your iPhone’s camera.<p>As a keen photographer, I’ve been amazed just how far cameras have come in the past few …

12 Free Outdoor Workouts That Don’t Suck

No matter how we feel about fitness and exercise, we *all* want to be in shape. Sure, I was captain of track and field in high school, but I also got my butt royally kicked in a SoulCycle class and recently cancelled my gym membership (#newyearnewme?). So in an attempt to *actually* keep my fitness …

Workouts

These Are All the Things You’re Doing Wrong in Pilates Class

A good sweat session in a Pilates workout class can you have feeling lean, strong and in control of every part of your bod… if done right. But real talk: Working out your core to a six-pack is harder than it seems. Even if you’ve got all the at-home Pilates essentials and the cutest workout clothes …

Yoga

Best Workouts for Weight Loss

With the start of the new year comes the onslaught of resolutions filling up your Instagram feed. At the top of everyone's list, according to Google? Weight loss. But hold up: just because everyone around you wants to lose weight doesn't mean you should, too (we happen to like you just the way you …

Torch Fat Fast with Thermogenic Tempo Training | Men's Health

As a result, your progress will slow, and your risk of injury will increase.<p>If you’re not varying your exercise tempo—or how fast or how slow you lift a weight—during a workout, you’re missing out. That’s because even the smallest tempo tweaks can enhance fat loss, muscle gain, and performance, and …

7 Workout Moves You Can Do With Just A Foam Roller

The foam roller is a magical tool used to ease muscle tightness or soreness before or after workouts. But not everyone knows that a foam roller can also be used <i>during</i> a workout to tone and strengthen muscles.<p>General benefits of the foam roller include improving range of motion and muscle …

Workouts

20 Tips for Your First Marathon

<i>Co-authored by Tammy Tibbetts, President & Founder of She's the First</i><p>I couldn't run a mile in high school gym, but a decade later, I completed the NYC Marathon! It was one of the best, most triumphant days of my life. I'm proof that anyone can do it! It all comes down to training. Here are my tips …

Marathons

7 Next-Level Tips for Sharp, Defined Abs

Muscle & Fitness Editors for Men's FitnessRazor Sharp AbsTraining abs is easy. Training them right? Not so much.

Muscle

A Workout You Can Crush Even if You Have Bad Knees | Women's Health

Exercise 1 Kneeling Hip Flexor Stretch<p>Kneel down on your left knee with your right foot on the floor and your right knee bent at a 90-degree angle. Extend your right arm upward <b>(A).</b> Tuck your pelvis under slightly so that you feel a stretch in the front of your left hip. Hold for 10 seconds. Gently, …

12 Thanksgiving Cocktails To Try This Year

Alongside every great meal is a great cocktail.<p>Skip the beer and wine this Thanksgiving and go for one of these festive mixed drinks instead.

Medical Marijuana

Data-Driven Crossfit Program Design

Over recent years the growth of competitive fitness has spawned an explosion in the widespread availability of programming online, from affiliates …

CrossFit

Burn Fat and Build Muscle - Metabolic Fat Burn Workout

30 Day Fat Burn: Metabolic Booster Workout

5 Moves for Leaner Abs and A Stronger Core

So everybody wants a lean and ripped midsection, but sadly many people go about it the wrong way. Sorry, but running miles and doing hundreds of …

6 Quick Exercises for the Fastest Abs Workout

A rippling and lean abdomen denotes the amount of effort and time expended on the region. The best or fast abs workout need not be the hardest. In …

Exercises You Should Do Every Day to Stay Fit for Life

Of course, maintaining your long-term health requires more than just a regular exercise habit, but physical fitness is certainly a significant part …

Understanding the Center of Mass in Kettlebell Training

<i>by Brett Jones, Chief SFG</i><b>Mastering the dance of center of mass.</b> Who wouldn’t sign up for a class about that?With a thick handle and off-set center of …

Workouts

The Lethal Leg Workout | Men's Health

Which is a horrible name for an exercise, but an awesome way to train your legs.<p>Most gym rats have probably done the standard version of this movement in which your back foot is elevated on the bench.<p>But in this variation, you’ll also raise your <i>front</i> foot. This allows you to lower your body even …

The Best Weight Training For Your Body Type

<b>By Myprotein Writer Paul Jowsey</b><p>Designing a work out plan for <i>your</i> fitness goals needs more consideration than just copying your athlete friend or that …

Exercise