No success? Try working out at intervals! You can spend hours on the treadmill, but after twenty minutes, you stop burning fat and START burning muscle! Yikes. Instead, do intense cardio for one minute and then slow it down for another minute until your twenty minutes is up; it burns more fat that way, anyway!
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Wall push-ups are a good way to get more upper-body exercise when you may not have time for floor push-ups, or maybe you're not so great at floor push-ups. They benefit chest, shoulders, arms/triceps, and core muscles. Step back just a little (safely) to "lean into the wall" more, and make the push-ups a bit more challenging. If you need to protect a wall from natural oil from your hands, try wearing non-slip or rubber gloves.
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