Work the Whole Body to Get More From the Gym

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We all can be guilty of gym myopia — intensely training only the body parts we frequently see in the mirror. Dudes often stick to working the chest, arms, and shoulders, while ladies frequently stick to thighs, abs, and booty. While it’s great to have fitness goals, a workout should challenge the whole body to promote overall health.

Do it Today: Focus on working the whole body at the gym today instead of honing in on whichever “problem area” is most clearly visible to avoid injury.

Ladies Who Lift:

Why women shouldn’t shy away from heavier weights.

Rock ‘n’ Roll:

Try using a stability ball for a full-body workout.

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