The Smith machine gets a bad rap. Often referred to as the machine for lightweights, cop-outs, and Planet Fitness members, the reputation isn't ENTIRELY unearned. But there's one glute-firing exercise that's best left to this weight room main-stay.
“There is nothing either good or bad, but thinking makes it so.”
These three words are the mantra of my training partner, the one person who's consistently hit the gym with me for the better part of ten years. I've witnessed him bringing this mantra to life in his career, through the loss of his mother, and of course, in the gym. His mental strength rivals that of his physicality, and it's clear that the former feeds the latter.
Love finishing your leg days with cable kickbacks, donkeys, and standing abduction, but feel grossed out by the ankle cuff? Stop at a home improvement store before your next lower body workout.
No creepy dudes. No waiting for equipment. No gym fees.
Working out in the comfort of your own home has tons of benefits - especially when it's soooo cold outside! BUT your home workouts are only as good as the effort and focus you’ll put into them. Here are three tips on maximizing your time and minimizing distractions.
In case you missed it, Barbie now comes in tall, petite, and curvy. Cue the internet explosion of praise for embracing a wider variety of body types.
Fact: we're living in the age of back-alley butt injections and $200 workout pants to show them off in. Save yourself some cash by investing in the wisdom of Bret Contreras, and with these picks for bottom-boosting bottoms that won't break the bank.
While Instagram might tell another story - think photos of buff, young, couples in skimpy gym wear - working out in tandem with your partner isn't necessarily the best thing for your relationship. Here are three reasons why it's totally cool to fly solo at the gym.
Actually, I’m going to put it out there and say it’s likely under the right circumstances, and those don’t include access to a nanny, private chef, or $500 and hour trainer.
I've told myself, and others, I'm simply not a runner for as long as I can remember. I proved myself wrong this past weekend by crossing the finish line at my very first 5k! Now, for many Vibrant readers, a 5k is probably not a big deal.