How to Work Out Smarter Instead of Harder


INTO THE WEEKEND. ALL RIGHT, SO — I’M DONE. [LAUGHTER]>>ALL RIGHT, MIKE, ARE YOU GETTING THE MAXIMUM BENEFITS TO YOUR WORKOUT? I KNOW MIKE IS, THAT IS NOT A QUESTION FOR HIM. THERE ARE ALWAYS WAYS TO EXERCISE SMARTER INSTEAD OF HARDER. OUR HEALTH AND FITNESS EXPERT STEPHANIE IS HERE TO SHOW US HOW AND SHOW US THE THIS, NOT THAT OF WORKOUT MOVES, RIGHT?>>YES, A LOT OF TIMES, MY PRIVATE WEIGHT LOSS CLIENTS, ALL WOMEN, ARE LIKE DO I WORK OUT WITH A DUMBBELL OR USE A BAND, SHOULD I USE THE MACHINES AT THE GYM OR MY OWN BODY WEIGHT.>>WE WANT TO SEE RESULTS INSTANTANEOUSLY AND NOT SPEND HOURS.>>RIGHT, SO STARTING OFF, THE LEGS AND THE GLUTS. PEOPLE ARE LIKE LUNGES HURT MY KNEES BUT ARE THEY NECESSARY TO BUILD THAT MUSCULAR TONE IN THE LEG AND GLUTS. I PREFER SQUATS OVER LUNGES ESPECIALLY IF YOU ARE AN INJURY. SO THE FEET ARE A LITTLE WIDER THAN THE HIPS, STICK THE TUSH BACK, WEIGHT IN THE HEELS, DIRECTLY OVER THE KNEES AND YOU CAN FEEL THAT, RIGHT? YOUR BODY WEIGHT IS DISPERSED OVER THE TWO LEGS INSTEAD OF OVER ONE. WE HAVE THE FEET WIDER THAN THE HIPS, BEND DOWN, THIS IS TRICKIER FOR SOME PEOPLE — GUY IS GET A LITTLE WOBBLEY WITH THAT.>>IT IS HARD TO GO ALL THE WAY DOWN AND COME BACK UP AND ALL OF THAT WEIGHT IS ON ONE LEG SO YOUR WORKOUT IS MORE EFFECTIVE IF YOU DO IT ON BOTH LEGS.>>OKAY, WHAT IS NEXT?>>DUMBBELLS OR BANDS. WE HAVE THE BICEP CURLS HERE AND WE CAN SEE, ALL RIGHT, I CAN CONTROL THESE WEIGHTS, I KNOW WHAT I AM DOING — HERE, I WILL GIVE THESE TO THESE TO YOU. SO YOU ARE DOING THE BICEP CURLS, YOU GET THIS NICE MUSCLE TONE IN THE UPPER ARMS OR SHOULD YOU USE A BAND. NOW, WHICH ONE DO YOU THINK IS MORE EFFECTIVE?>>I THINK THE RESISTANCE BAND IS>>THAT IS A GREAT ANSWER BUT THIS IS A TRICK QUESTION. THE RESISTANCE BAND IS GOOD IF YOU ARE NOT COUNTING THE REPETITIONS OR THE WEIGHTS YOU ARE USING SO IF YOU ARE TRACKING YOUR WORKOUTS METICULOUSLY AND THINK OH, I MADE PROGRESS, THESE ARE SO MUCH LIGHTER THAN. NOW ABS. LIE DOWN, WHAT IS MORE EFFECTIVE FOR THE LOWER ABS AND MUFFIN TOP, IS IT A BASIC CRUNCH OR LOWER LIFT WITH THE LEGS?>>LIFT WITH THE LEGS.>>OKAY, I AM GOING TO COUNTER YOU ON THAT.>>I DO WHAT IS HARDER FOR ME WHICH IS CONTROLLING THE LEGS.>>IF YOU DO THIS PILATES STYLE WHERE YOU CURL THE LEG AND LIFT, IT IS EASIER TO GET THE PULL. AND THEN AT THE GYM, EASIER TO USE THE ABDUCTOR MACHINE WHERE THE LEGS ARE GOING IN AND OUT?>>YEAH, I ALWAYS WONDER ABOUT THAT TOO.>>A LOT OF FEMALE. OR IS IT BETTER TO USE THE BAND AND LIE DOWN AND OPEN AND CLOSE?>>BAND.>>SO THIS IS BETTER IF YOU ARE TRYING TO WORK THOSE TINY CORE MUSCLES BUT I DO RECOMMEND THE MACHINES BECAUSE YOU WILL BE ABLE TO MEASURE HOW MUCH YOU ARE BUILDING YOUR MUSCLES AS OPPOSED TO THIS, YOU DON’T KNOW HOW MANY POUNDS OR WHAT YOU ARE DOING.>>SO SAY I DIDN’T GET ALL OF THAT, YOU HAVE A WAY TO MAKE SURE WE’RE DOING EVERYTHING CORRECTLY?>>YES, WE HAVE A WORKOUT DVD AND ACTUALLY A LOT OF THESE EXERCISES ARE IN THE FREE 21 DAY CHALLENGE AT

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