• Don’t Neglect Your Hamstrings

    Your hamstrings are only as good as your flexibility allows them to be. How flexible are yours? As one of the biggest muscle groups in your body, and located along the back of your legs, hamstrings work with your spine to allow you to run, jump, and climb at your best. Your personal trainer has […]

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  • Working Out For A Better Chest

    Working out for a better chest means working out for a bigger, stronger chest. Whether you play sports, want to increase your bench press max or simply want to look better, there are numerous benefits for a better, stronger chest. Sport benefits. All types of throwing motions, a tennis serve, pushing off in football and […]

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  • Exercises for the Glutes

    Your bottom isn’t just for sitting or helping you look great in your favorite jeans. Your glutes, known formerly as the gluteus maximus, are also responsible for keeping the lower half of the body in alignment. Particularly if you play tennis or are a runner or walker strong glutes are important for proper form. If […]

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  • Snacking – Good or Bad

    Snacking may be America’s favorite pastime. Any excuse to snack will work for America: the big game, extra calories before or after a workout, boredom. When the question is asked, “Is snacking good or bad?”, the answer depends on the type of snacking and the foods being consumed. Snacking is not necessarily a bad thing. […]

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  • Busy College Students Need Fitness Too

    Beverly Daniel Tatum, Ph.D., President of Spelman College announced recently that the Atlanta based women’s college was expanding their athletics program, which had served comparatively few, into a fitness program serving the entire student body. Health surveys showed students experienced obesity, high blood pressure and diabetes at alarming rates. In fact, almost half the student […]

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  • Being Mentally Tough Can Help You Be Physically Tough

    If you think toughness is solely restricted to strength in numbers – such as how many squats you can do without collapsing on the gym floor, chin-ups, downward dogs, or bicep curls you can handle – think again. Being physically tough starts and ends with how tough the mind allows you to be. From bulging […]

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  • Why Do Some People Sweat More Than Others?

    Ever wonder why some people can exercise and have only a slight glistening of sweat, while others have rivers of water pouring off their bodies?  Your workout partner may look like he’s barely breaking a sweat, but you are embarrassed because you look like you just stepped out of the shower.  It’s nothing complicated, just […]

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  • Shin Splints and Foot Pain

    Shin splints and foot pain are common struggles for the active population. Shin splints usually occur from overuse, and this annoying leg pain is common among dancers, runners, and military personnel. Foot pain is another overuse problem, but not always due to overtraining. Foot pain can be the result of improper footwear, obesity, uneven surfaces, […]

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  • SPIN CLASS – CAN YOU KEEP UP?

    Spin class has a reputation for being intense and fast-paced, and many people are overwhelmed by the idea of attending one for the first time.  No need to fear – spinning can be a great workout for anyone at any fitness level! Not sure what to expect at a spin class?  It is simply riding […]

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  • The Water Weight Debate

    The more excess water you hold inside your body’s issues, the more water weight you’ll have, and that can equal to more pounds for your weekly weigh-in.  That bloated feeling that comes once a month during your menstrual cycle, or after consuming multiple alcoholic drinks with a night out with the boys can leave you […]

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