How to Build Muscle Fast | #mbf Muscle Burns Fat

How to Build Muscle Fast | #mbf Muscle Burns Fat

So you want to know how to build muscle fast. But what does it take to craft the bulging biceps, cannonball delts, firm glutes, and six-pack abs of your dreams? We’ve got to be real with you — the answer is time, dedication, and hard work. Here’s the good news, though: By setting a solid foundation and following the tips below, you can be well on your way to growing strong, healthy, functional muscle. 9 Tips to Build Muscle Fast 1. Ease In “Sometimes less is more, especially when you’re new to resistance training,” says Kellie Davis, strength coach and co-author of “Strong Curves.” “It’s easy to want to go all-in, but that’s the quickest route to injury and burn out,” she says. Instead, it’s best to gradually work your way into a new routine, allowing for ample rest and recovery time (more on that in a bit). 2. Save Macro... Read More
Does Cardio Help Burn Fat?

Does Cardio Help Burn Fat?

There’s a reason cardio has been a longtime staple in fat loss programs. Regular cardio exercise can help you burn fat — and it may also benefit your heart health, mood, sleep habits, and more. From walking to steady-state bike rides to lung-busting high-intensity interval training workouts, you can find an intensity level that works for you. But is cardio the best option for fat loss? What type of workout burns the most fat? Here’s how cardio fits into the fat-burning equation. How Does Cardio Burn Fat? Cardio exercise will raise your heart rate and body temperature as your body works to supply your muscles with blood and oxygen. All of this extra work requires adenosine triphosphate (ATP), the energy currency that powers your every move. In order to generate enough ATP to meet the demands of exercise, your body has to make it out of nutrients digested from food. The result: More... Read More
Weighted Jump Rope Workouts | The Beachbody Blog

Weighted Jump Rope Workouts | The Beachbody Blog

If you haven’t used a jump rope since you were in elementary school, you’re missing out on one of the best (not to mention cheapest) workout tools. Jump ropes provide excellent cardio training, improve coordination, and burn calories. They can even tone your upper body — especially if you use a weighted jump rope. Never heard of a weighted jump rope? Then read on, because once you try a weighted rope, you may never go back! What Is a Weighted Jump Rope? A weighted jump rope is what it sounds like: A jump rope that either has a thicker, weighted rope or, more commonly, has a weight inside the handle, explains Cody Braun, CPT, Assistant Manager of Fitness at Beachbody. Most weighted jump ropes have a one- to three-pound weight, he says, but some have up to a five-pound weight. Why Use a Weighted Jump Rope? Weighted jump ropes provide... Read More
9 Jump Rope Exercises to Try

9 Jump Rope Exercises to Try

What do boxers and schoolchildren have in common? They both tend to use jump ropes as a way to get moving. So if you usually associate jump ropes with P.E. class, it’s time to shift your mindset to the chiseled bodies of boxers. It’s time to relearn how to jump rope! Jump rope exercises are great because they boost your heart rate, which benefits your cardiorespiratory health. But while jumping rope may burn more calories than jogging for the same amount of time, it’s not strictly a cardio activity. Jumping rope also works your calf, forearm, shoulder, core, and quadriceps muscles. And it improves coordination, a skill that’s especially important for anyone who participates in rhythmic sports such as boxing and rowing, says Cody Braun, CPT, Assistant Manager of Fitness at Beachbody. How to Get Started with Jump Rope Exercises Of course, you need to use good form to see any jump... Read More
Home Workouts to Build Muscle | #mbf

Home Workouts to Build Muscle | #mbf

Want to build muscle without stepping foot inside a gym? Then you’ll definitely want to check out the new #mbf Muscle Burns Fat and #mbf Muscle Burns Fat Advanced programs. Created by Super Trainer Megan Davies, NSCA-CPT, these three-week, full-body workouts are designed to help you gain muscle and lose fat. We talked to Megan about the best home workouts to build muscle. If you’re looking for a fun and effective way to sculpt a lean, toned, strong body at home, here’s what she wants you to know. What was the Inspiration Behind #mbf? My background is strength training, and I competed in NPC Figure and Fitness competitions for 13 years. I use so many different training concepts — like high-volume training, traditional strength training, power, and speed training — in my workouts, and I wanted to combine them into one program. #mbf integrates it all seamlessly and gets people great results. How... Read More