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What’s the Difference Between A Compound and Isolation Exercise?|How to Make Your Workouts the Most Efficient

As I progressed in my health and fitness journey and started to learn more about fitness, I just started to have even more questions. How many times a week should I be working out? How much time do I need to spend on cardio? How should I set up my weight lifting schedule throughout the week? Which exercises target which muscles? So one of the reasons I started Ask Abbey was to answer those types of questions for any of you who are looking for more clarity too! PS: To learn more about how to set up your weekly workout split, listen to this podcast episode, and to learn which exercises target which muscles, check out my YouTube Series dedicated to answering that question! ⬇ I was especially confused when I started lifting weights. There are so many different things to consider once you start incorporating weight training into your weekly split- like doing push vs. pull exercises (I give you the quick low down on that in this blog post), and how to set …

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How I Finally Improved My Body Composition (Before and After Photos)

First let me say: You are beautiful in whatever body makes you FEEL beautiful. Don’t let Instagram tell you how your body is supposed to look. The only way it’s supposed to look is exactly how you want it to. Instagram has a funny way of making you feel like everything about your body is wrong. You need to be thin, but not too thin because that’s gross. You need to have muscle definition, but not a super ripped 8 pack because that’s too masculine. You need to have a booty, but that just right booty where you can tell it’s not from fat- because ew & you can tell it’s not from lifting weights too much- because ew. All I have to say to all of that is: alksdjffakldsjfaklsdjfalksdjflkasdf. Stop letting other people tell you how you need to look. YOU tell yourself how you need to look to make yourself FEEL beautiful. And that’s it. Second let me say: Transformations look different for EVERY. SINGLE. PERSON. Everyone has different genetics, hormones, metabolisms, abilities …