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How to Exercise With a Shoulder Injury

How to Exercise With a Shoulder Injury

Life happens, and so do injuries, but that doesn’t mean you should have to sideline your workouts entirely. You’ve probably powered through workouts with the occasional headache or after a fitful night of sleep. After all, workouts like LIIFT4 or 30 Day Breakaway are more than exercise. They’re stress relief, an investment in yourself, and...

Why You Need the BOD Rope for #mbf and #mbfa

Why You Need the BOD Rope for #mbf and #mbfa

When you’re starting #mbf Muscle Burns Fat or the #mbfa Muscle Burns Fat Advanced program, you could use whatever jump rope you have at home. Or you could mimic having a jump rope without actually using one. So why use the BOD Rope, which is a type of weighted jump rope, when you...

Boxing Basics: A Guide for Beginners

Boxing Basics: A Guide for Beginners

To the untrained eye, a boxing match can look like two people trading punches willy-nilly. But step into the ring, and you’ll quickly discover that your success as a fighter depends on a good working knowledge of boxing basics. Boxing basics form the technical foundation of your movements, whether you’re hitting...

What Is Calisthenics and How to Incorporate It in Your Workouts

What Is Calisthenics and How to Incorporate It in Your Workouts

Calisthenics is a great way to build muscle, improve your coordination, and switch up your usual workouts. So, what is calisthenics? Calisthenics is essentially resistance training using your body weight — push-ups, lunges, squats, jumping jacks are all examples of calisthenic exercises. Keep reading to learn more about calisthenic workouts and their benefits. What...

What Muscles Does Jump Rope Work?

What Muscles Does Jump Rope Work?

You know jump rope workouts get you winded fast, but that they also build muscle in a major way. Yep, one of the benefits of jumping rope is building muscle, says Cody Braun, CPT, assistant manager of fitness at Beachbody. That muscle makes you stronger in and out of the...

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How to Store Strawberries: 5 Tips for Longer Freshness

How to Store Strawberries: 5 Tips for Longer Freshness

Is there anything better than snacking on perfectly ripe, sweet, and juicy strawberries? One catch: Much like the blink-and-it’s-rotten avocado, strawberries don’t last forever. Those plump red berries you picked up at the farmers’ market today might lose some of their luster after a few days. So you may be wondering how to store fresh strawberries so you can enjoy every last one. We asked the experts to share their best tips and tricks for how to store strawberries — so you can enjoy every last one of them. 5 Tips for Storing Fresh Strawberries One cup of raw strawberries provides vitamin C, fiber, and key minerals. So you definitely don’t want to miss out on the nutritional benefits of strawberries by having them get wilted or moldy in the fridge. Once you’ve purchased your perfect strawberries, the clock starts ticking. “Strawberries last 3 to 7 days in the fridge,” says Aja Gyimah, RD, a registered... Read More
How to Exercise With a Shoulder Injury

How to Exercise With a Shoulder Injury

Life happens, and so do injuries, but that doesn’t mean you should have to sideline your workouts entirely. You’ve probably powered through workouts with the occasional headache or after a fitful night of sleep. After all, workouts like LIIFT4 or 30 Day Breakaway are more than exercise. They’re stress relief, an investment in yourself, and time with a community. But if you injure your shoulder, for example, can you (or should you) exercise? We talked to Theresa Marko, PT, DPT, MS, a doctor of physical therapy and owner of Marko Physical Therapy in New York City, as well as Chad Kuntz, DPT, OCS, a sports physical therapist and strength and conditioning coach who runs Pr1me Movement Physical Therapy in Pineville, N.C. They shared expert tips on how to exercise with a shoulder injury — and when to rest. How to Exercise With a Shoulder Injury First of all: Can you work out with a shoulder injury? That’s a question... Read More
Why You Need the BOD Rope for #mbf and #mbfa

Why You Need the BOD Rope for #mbf and #mbfa

When you’re starting #mbf Muscle Burns Fat or the #mbfa Muscle Burns Fat Advanced program, you could use whatever jump rope you have at home. Or you could mimic having a jump rope without actually using one. So why use the BOD Rope, which is a type of weighted jump rope, when you can replicate the motion without one? Plenty of reasons. Mostly, it’s that this rope was designed specifically for these programs! Here are five good reasons to consider adding the BOD Rope to your #mbf and #mbfa workouts. 1. The workouts are designed with the BOD Rope in mind In both workout programs, Super Trainer Megan Davies uses the BOD Rope in many ways to perform cardio intervals, according to Cody Braun, CPT, Beachbody’s Assistant Manager of Fitness. In the Core Circuit workouts, you’ll use the BOD Rope for about half of the intervals. In all the strength training workouts, you’ll use the rope for one-minute... Read More
Best Plant Based Swaps for Your Favorite Animal Based Meals

Best Plant Based Swaps for Your Favorite Animal Based Meals

While a beef burrito can hit the spot when you’re in the mood for something hearty and comforting, many people are veering towards going plant-based to improve their heart health, protect the environment, or just to drop a few pounds by bulking up on more fruits and vegetables. Yet, those cravings for your favorite animal based meals, like a burger and fries, steak, or a chicken salad sandwich are tricky to get rid of—and sometimes you want to indulge without going off that plant-based diet. Here are a few easy swaps to make, where you’re getting that meaty texture without eating animal protein. It’s tough to tell the difference between a real burger and plant-based burgers, but this doesn’t have any meat! Swap a Burger for a Plant-Based Burger You can purchase an animal-free burger patty from the grocery store (think: Beyond Meat, for example) and enjoy a burger at... Read More
Boxing Basics: A Guide for Beginners

Boxing Basics: A Guide for Beginners

To the untrained eye, a boxing match can look like two people trading punches willy-nilly. But step into the ring, and you’ll quickly discover that your success as a fighter depends on a good working knowledge of boxing basics. Boxing basics form the technical foundation of your movements, whether you’re hitting a bag, sparring with a partner, or getting in a killer shadowboxing workout with Beachbody Super Trainer Joel Freeman. Here’s a primer of the boxing basics you’ll need to feel confident throwing that first punch. Box Basics: Stance & Footwork In boxing, fists get all the glory, but boxing basics start with the feet. To create a solid base, stand with your feet a little wider than shoulder-width apart. Brian Missirlian, certified personal trainer and instructor at Jabz Boxing in Phoenix and Scottsdale, Arizona, instructs beginners to stagger their feet. “The feet are staggered so the individual is balanced and able to move with... Read More