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I'm a Trainer, and This Is How Heavy Your Weights Actually Need to Be to Build Muscle

Strength training is an essential component to your workout regiment, especially if your goal is to lose body fat and build muscle. Not all exercises are created equal, which is why experts recommend doing multijoint movements called compound exercises to help you build muscle and burn more calories and fat. You’ll also need to make […]

If You Lift Weights, You'll Love These Quotes

[unable to retrieve full-text content] If you’re an I-love-lifting-weights kind of gal, you’re going to love these quotes. Related20 Healthy Dessert Recipes Starring Quinoa – Yes, You Read That CorrectlyNew Runners: Use This Foolproof Tip to Pace YourselfTake Our 30-Day Squat Challenge POPSUGAR Fitness

So Which Is Better For Weight Loss: Cardio or Weights?

7/27/177/27/17 It’s been a hotly debated topic for longer than some of us have been alive: is a cardio or strength-training workout better for weight loss? Let’s look at exactly what happens in your body when you do a cardio workout vs. a strength-training workout, all the way down to the smallest level: cells! We’ll […]

Full-Body Circuit Workout With Weights

Why do we love circuit workouts? It’s simple: they torch calories while building muscle. So we created this efficient full-body circuit that combines several exercises to work multiple body parts at once. And since you can easily do this workout in the comfort of your living room, it’s excuse-proof, too. It takes about 20 minutes! […]

Why Lifting Weights Won't Turn You Into a Bodybuilder

To finally dispel the myths around female weightlifting, our friends at Shape did some scientific investigation. Finally, the women’s weightlifting revolution is building momentum. (Didn’t you see Sarah Robles win bronze for the U.S. at the Rio Olympics?) More and more women are picking up barbells and dumbbells, increasing their strength and power, and banding […]