The exercise craze of that decade was all about pulling on a leotard and some leg warmers and popping in a VHS tape of your favorite workout routine Jazzercise, anyone? So where are they now? The New Orleans native known for his outlandish outfits and larger-than-life personality complete with micro-mini shorts captured America's attention in the late 70s by sharing his own personal weight loss journey and sparked an aerobics craze in the 90s with his series of Sweatin' to the Oldies videos. Over the years, Austin has sold more than 24 million videos and starred in several fitness-related TV shows, most notably the Jack LaLanne Show in
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Workouts are all about the grind. A grueling HIIT-session or PR-setting day of deadlifts can push you past your mental and physical limits to the point of sweat-drenched, mind-numbing exhaustion. And a perfectly curated song—one that fuels your body at its core like a literal shot to the heart—can help get you there. The greatness of an epic workout song requires a few things.
Milton Teagle " Richard " Simmons born July 12, is a semi-retired American fitness instructor, actor, and video producer, known for his eccentric, flamboyant, and energetic personality. He has promoted weight-loss programs, most prominently through his Sweatin' to the Oldies line of aerobics videos. Simmons began his weight-loss career by opening his gym Slimmons in Beverly Hills, California , catering to the overweight, and he became widely known through exposure on television and through the popularity of his consumer products.
In today's fitness landscape, some exercises and muscle groups seem to be allocated to certain types of lifters. Big deadlifts and bench presses belong to heavyweight dudes, while any squat variation outside of a rack and hip thrusts are relegated to the realm of Instagram influencers aimed at "booty building. If you want to build a strong lower body, developing your butt, and therefore your glutes, is absolutely essential. These massive and powerful muscles that constitute much of your backside are pertinent in nearly every day-to-day activity. When most lifters think of the glutes, they usually just consider the gluteus maximus, the larger glute muscle that plays a major role in hip extension.