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A-Beginner's-Guide-to-Weight-Lifting

A Beginner’s Guide to Weightlifting

A Beginner’s Guide to Weightlifting

When you decide to add strength training to your workout routine, knowing where to start can be tricky. And once you get going, knowing how to progress can be even trickier. After all, most weight-room newbies are unsure of their strength and, in turn, how to push it to its limits. How heavy of a dumbbell

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10 Exercises for Your Best Arm Workout

They go by many names: pipes, pythons, rocks, guns. Whatever you call them, athletic-looking arms — firehose thick or ropey and lean — are a hallmark of the über-fit, standing out even when you’re fully dressed. But the benefits of effective arm workouts are more than cosmetic. “Physical strength and power are translated to the outside world

Beachbody Fitness Shoot July 2017

Why Weight Lifting Is Making You Stronger But Not Bigger

By Lauren Bedosky During my first year doing strength training workouts, I experienced exciting progress week after week. I lost stubborn fat, developed noticeable muscle, and moved weights I never imagined I could lift without straining. After a while, though, I grew frustrated. My strength gains kept coming, but my physique stayed pretty much the same. I kept

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Motivational Music: Beast Up with Sagi Kalev’s Weightlifting Playlist

Sagi Kalev likes to make every moment count, and he has a lot to show for it. He’s created several successful weightlifting programs (including Body Beast and The Master’s Hammer and Chisel), has twice won the title “Mr. Israel,” is both a certified nutrition specialist and a functional diagnostic nutrition practitioner, and has appeared on the cover of

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Women Who Lift:
Why Body Transformation Selfies Are Bulking Up

There’s a new fitness photo trend taking hold of the Internet. No, it’s not the sweaty gym selfie or the self-timed yoga pose pic. It’s a variation of the classic before and after weight-loss photo, with one major difference: the focus is not on losing weight, but rather on gaining strength. These new selfies show people, particularly

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6 Exercises to Help You Rock Your Summer Clothes

For the fitness enthusiast, summer is the season of reckoning. You put away your body-obscuring sweaters, pants, and long-sleeved tops, and pull out the tank-tops, skirts and crop-tops. You prepare to show the world how disciplined you’ve been all year. But even if you’ve missed a few more workouts than you care to remember, there’s

Meet the Women Who Body Beast

Meet the Women Who Body Beast

“I don’t want to get bulky.” “Weights are intimidating.” “Lifting weights is for guys.” Be honest, ladies — how many times have you said this to yourself when the topic of lifting weights has come up? But when was the last time you picked up a bag of groceries? Or lugged a suitcase up a

Remix the Fix

Introducing Remix the Fix — TWO New 21 Day Fix Workouts!

Just because the year’s coming to an end, doesn’t mean your 2016 weight-loss and fitness resolutions have to. As a matter of fact, here at Beachbody we’re all about the “YEAR-END RESOLUTION!” That’s where you end the year stronger and healthier than how you started it. And who doesn’t want that? Especially with all the

How to Do the Bulgarian Split Squat

How to Do the Bulgarian Split Squat

If you only do exercises that work both arms or legs at the same time (think: chest press, dip, squat) you’re shortchanging your results. That’s because everyone has a dominant side, and such “bilateral” moves can reinforce strength imbalances by allowing your dominant limbs to take on a greater share of the work. The solution:

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