Tag Archives: Muscle

I'm a Trainer, and These Are My 15 Favorite Dumbbell Exercises For Building Muscle

What I’m about to tell you is no secret: lifting weights will help you decrease your fat mass and increase your lean muscle mass. There are many ways to build muscle, and the consensus is…

An Expert Explains Why Too Much Cardio Is "Counterproductive" to Losing Fat and Building Muscle

When it comes to exercise, there isn’t one best way to lose fat. In general, to reduce body fat, most experts recommend a balance of cardio and strength training along with proper nutrition. To find…

Learn the Basics and Build Muscle With This 5-Move Total-Body Dumbbell Workout

If your goal is to dominate your weightlifting workouts, you’ve got to first master the basics. Doing so will ensure you’ve nailed down the proper technique (which is more important than how heavy you lift)…

Want to Burn Fat and Build Muscle? Start With This Trainer's 30-Minute Total-Body Workout

If you have the goals of getting stronger, losing body fat, and building lean muscle, you’re going to need to hit the weights. Traditional strength training is a great place to begin, but if you…

I'm a Trainer, and This Strength Workout Will Boost Your Metabolism, Burn Fat, and Build Muscle

Nope, this isn’t clickbait, just in case you were wondering. We know there are a lot of myths about boosting your metabolism: eating spicy foods and drinking water first thing in the morning are a…

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…

I'm a Trainer, and These Are the 13 Upper-Body Exercises I Do For Strength and Lean Muscle

As a trainer, one thing I’ve noticed is that women avoid doing upper body like the plague. The two most common reasons I hear are that they’re afraid of getting bulky and that they aren’t…

A 4-Week Beginner's Program to Get Back in Shape and Build Muscle

There’s nothing wrong with taking a break from working out. Sometimes it’s intentional and other times we find ourselves with no idea how we fell off the fitness train. Regardless of the reasoning, if you’re…

Learn How to Lift Weights (and Build Muscle) With This 4-Week Beginner Workout Plan

Weightlifting is one of the best ways to build muscle and lower your body fat percentage. A 2006 review in the British Journal of Sports Medicine reported that weightlifting will also increase your bone mass,…