Out's Guide to Fitness

1.7.2014

By Out Contributor

Advice, tips, gear, and more to help you get in shape

Meet Marty, Our Expert

“I’m the king of circuit training,” says Marty Navis. “Well, queen, as it were.” Navis is a private personal trainer ([email protected]) whose main clients are busy Manhattan professionals that need to get in and out of the gym quickly. And yet, you won’t find him selling them seven-minute abs. “You can warm yourself up in seven minutes, but it’s not going to get you big arms,” he says, noting that fitness is something you have to work at. “But if you’ve got the drive and self-discipline, you can do a decent workout at home in 30 minutes." Here's how.

Need to Know: The serratus anterior...is the name of that foreign ab-like ripple tucked underneath Navis’s arm. How do you get one (or two, if you’re lucky)? Transverse exercise: twisting the torso from side to side against varying levels of resistance. “Remember, your abdominals go all the way up to your pecks, and make your chest pop out. A pivot motion—like golf or baseballs swings—will cut you up.”

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