Nicole Romany

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For a Leaner Belly, These 35 Plank Variations Are a Must (Plus 1 Bonus Video!)

There are so many variations of plank — the ultimate bodyweight move to tone your core and upper body. If you really want to carve your six-pack and lengthen your obliques, try these ab-focused variations, with a bonus video at the end demonstrating 15 side plank variations.<p>Balance on your hands …

Workouts

How to Lose Weight Fast: 3 Simple Steps, Based on Science

There are many ways to lose a lot of weight fast.<p>However, most of them will make you hungry and unsatisfied.<p>If you don’t have iron willpower, then …

Nutrition

15 Fat Burning Foods - A Quick List of 15 Foods That Will Help to Put Your Body on Top Shape!

So you want to know the 15 fat burning foods that can help you shed off some unwanted pounds without having to give up all your sweet favorite …

Nutrition

Challenge Yourself With This Trainer's No-Equipment Ab Workout — It's a "Tough One"

Are you up for a challenge? Personal trainer and fitness influencer Kelsey Wells is here to fire up your abs like never before. She shared an advanced bodyweight ab workout on Instagram that's "not for beginners," according to her caption. The workout features five killer moves that require zero …

Exercise

New to Strength Training? This Trainer's Beginner Workout Will Get You Stronger and Leaner

Deciding what to do at the gym when you're a newbie can be stressful and overwhelming. It seems like everyone else knows what they're doing while you're still at square one. First of all, don't sweat it! We've all been in the beginner's seat before, including the experts you know and love (yep, …

Workouts

The truth about fasting: Does the 72-hour water fast really work? We tried it and the results were surprising

W hat it would be like if you had no food for three days? No coffee, no juice, no supplements. Just plain old water. Well, let me tell you...<p>First of …

Brace Yourself: Here's the Exact Full-Body Workout I Did With the Kettlebell King

If you know me at all, you know I'm a little obsessed with the kettlebell. I was lucky enough to learn from some of the best teachers out there, including Eric Leija, senior kettlebell coach at Onnit who's also known as primal.swoledier on Instagram. He's affectionately called the Kettlebell King. …

What to eat before and after exercise

Did you ever notice that food is no less than magic? How certain foods when coupled with each other and consumed at right time, create great …

I'm a Yoga Teacher, and These Are the 15 Poses I Recommend For Weight Loss

Yoga may not be the first thing that comes to mind when you consider shedding fat, getting strong, and losing weight. Even though yoga shouldn't be your <i>only</i> workout if you're trying to change your body and get healthy, it's certainly a great supplemental workout to help you along the way. I've been …

Sculpt your abs with this equipment-free plank series from Carrie Underwood’s trainer

Want to get the most out of an at-home abs workout? Then don’t forget your obliques—you know, those muscles along the sides of your stomach that fire …

5 Brain Exercises to Strengthen Your Mind

What Can You Do to Strengthen Your Mind?<p>While you might know that you need to exercise your body, did you know that it might also be important to …

The Brain

Here's Why Killing Yourself With Cardio is the Wrong Way to Get in Shape

Want to look better? Forget about the gym.<p>If getting in better shape is something you'd like to do, know this: You'll make more of a dent watching what you eat as opposed to trying to burn calories doing cardio. It's because a person burns roughly 100 calories running one mile, and since you need …

Work Your Lats With These Creative Exercises

Your back includes some of the largest muscles in the body, muscles that are used every day to support your spine and body. The back muscles also …

20 Great Exercises to Work Your Shoulders

The following exercises show examples of moves targeting the shoulders—the front, middle, and rear deltoids as well as the rotator cuff …

Everything You Need to Know About the DASH Diet

<i>This article originally appeared on Cooking Light. For more stories like it, visit cookinglight.com.</i><p>The DASH diet often flies under the radar, …

A Really Common Medication Has Been Linked to Doubled Risk of Stomach Cancer

Here's what you need to know.<p>A class of drugs commonly used to treat acid reflux and heartburn has been linked to a greater-than-doubled risk of …

A Sports Scientist Says We've Been Planking Wrong This Entire Time—Here's Why

No matter where you're doing them—TRX class, yoga, Pilates, or on your own—planks are hard. They should be, considering they engage major muscle …

If You Want to Do Handstands and Pull-Ups, Start Doing This CrossFit Core Move

We rarely solely work our abs in CrossFit classes because we do so many compound movements that engage the core, such as squats and thrusters. But my coach Sefton Hirsch recommends incorporating this exercise, called the Hollow Hold (or Hollow Body), regularly. "The hollow hold is a great way to …

Start from 0! This low-impact workout is perfect for beginners

Want to start working out but have no idea where to start? This workout is for you!<p>If you want to start exercising, but have no idea where to begin, this is the workout for you. It's low-impact and suitable for beginners of all ages.<p>This three-circuit routine will target your entire body. Circuit …

How to lose underarm 'batwing' fat

<b>(CNN) —</b> Chances are, if you are a woman over 40, you are probably familiar with the term "batwings" to describe the stubborn fat and sagging skin that starts appearing under your upper arms around this age.<p>Though it's difficult to completely avoid or correct, you don't have to toss your tank tops …

Workouts

This Woman Looks Like She Lost Weight, but She Actually Gained 25 Pounds—Here’s How

Scales are liars.<p>If you've been eating right and working out regularly, you'd expect to drop pounds, not gain them. But that's exactly what happened …

Weight Loss

This Is the Hands-Down Best Workout to Shed Those Extra Pounds

We don't have to look far for incentive to go to the gym. In addition to the mental health benefits of working out, it's rewarding to feel "in shape," even if weight loss isn't our goal. Of course, many people seek workouts that burn the most fat — and burning belly fat is a common objective. If …

Breathing is the key to sculpting your abs, says personal trainer

If you’ve been doing never-ending core workouts but have still yet to see rock-hard abs, the solution may be simpler than you think.<p>According to top …

5 common yoga mistakes you may not realize you’re making—and exactly how to fix them

Have you ever felt like you were totally soaring in crow, but then caught your reflection and noticed you were less bird-like and more, well, ready …

The Only 8 Moves You Need to Be Fit

Squat<p>For the most elemental of human movements—sitting down and getting back up, or lifting something heavy off the ground—there is no better …

Is It Better to Skip Dinner or Eat Right Before You Go to Bed?

Here's what the experts have to say.<p>It’s kinda late…but you’re kinda hungry. At this point, which is the healthier option—eating before bed or …

According to the Experts, This Is How to Lose That Extra Weight and Keep It Off For Good

As the Summer months approach and it's time to shed those cozy layers, many of us feel a renewed incentive to lose body fat before it's time to debut our beach bodies. Although there's never a wrong time to trim body fat, it's crucial to always make sure we're doing so in a healthy manner. Rather …

Why you might not want to do HIIT workouts two days in a row

As good as it might feel to do an intense HIIT workout every day, there’s one major problem with the regimen: You’re not giving your body time to …

Exercise

8 sit-up alternatives for six-pack abs

1/<p>Forearm Planks<p>Planks are a functional and effective static, isometric strength exercise.<p>Place your elbows on the ground right underneath your …

The one effortless form adjustment that’ll help tone your arm muscles

If you’ve been working your arms like crazy lately but aren’t seeing any changes in your muscles yet, a tiny, effortless, tweak in your form could …

Exercise