Author: Fitness Definition Team

Please, Please Stop Juicing Your Vegetables

Juicing vegetables has become an all-out nutrition craze, claiming to “detox,” “cleanse,” or restore your body and digestive organs while pretending to give you all the same benefits of their whole food counterparts in a drinkable, on-the-go package. Sound too good to be true? It is! Whether it’s fresh squeezed, cold pressed, made from concentrate, or 100% juice, juice all breaks down to same thing: sugar. Juicing your veggies is not the same thing as chewing them. You lose nutrients in the juice form and are left feeling hungrier afterward. Not to mention all those juice bar runs can add...

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A Quick Dumbbell Workout To Do In Your Living Room Right Now

Dumbbells are wonderful fitness tools: A quick dumbbell workout will get your heart rate up and your muscles working. Look, don’t get me wrong: Bodyweight workouts are a great way to get your sweat on without leaving the house, of course. But if you’ve got a set of five- or 10-pound dumbbells under your couch, you can really kick things up a notch by adding in a few weighted moves, too. Diana Mitrea, NYC-based trainer and co-founder of Stronger With Time, created a total-body quick dumbbell workout. The whole thing takes less than 15 minutes to complete, and you’ll...

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Only Have 5 Minutes? This Is The Arm Workout For You

Bent-Over Row Lean forward and bend both knees, remembering to keep a flat back.Extend your arms so they are straight. Lift the dumbbells straight up to chest level, squeezing your shoulder blades together as you do. Be sure to keep your elbows in and pointed upward. Don’t arch your back.Slowly lower the weights back to the starting position to complete one rep.Perform as many controlled reps as possible for one minute. Overhead Press Stand with your feet hip distance apart and pick up the weights. Lift up your weights until they are at your shoulders, palms facing forward, with...

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Tricep Workouts: This 2-Move Workout Is A Total Triceps Burner

If you’re looking for more excellent tricep workouts to add to your regimen, mix up your upper-body workout game with these two super-effective arm exercises from Sarah Otey, an instructor at Barry’s Bootcamp, which is famous for its killer strength routines. With this workout—one of the most effective tricep workouts around—you’ll be feeling the burn without having to go to the gym. All you’ll need is a dumbbell (a heavy book or bag will do the trick, too). Do this quick, two-move routine when you’re crunched for time, or incorporate it into your regular training routine. Either way your triceps will love/hate you for it....

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Yes, Technically, Drinking Cold Water Burns More Calories—But There’s A Catch

If you’re wondering whether drinking cold water to lose weight is a good idea, you’re in the right place. It’s time to discuss that cold water itself—specifically, whether downing an icy glass of the stuff actually helps you burn more calories than you would if you went for a room temperature pour. And actually, the answer is yes, it does. But not as much as it may seem. Before diving in, if you’re interested in this topic because you’d like to burn calories for weight loss, a few things to note. Health and weight loss look different for every person, and...

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