• What Burns Fat Better: Cardio or Weights?

    With so much information about fat burning available, how do you know what is correct and what is misinformation? Take it from the pros—the ‘getting-in-shape-and-we-know-what-we’re-talking-about-pro’s-at-Fitness-19, because we’re passionate about getting ripped, getting beautiful and making healthy mandatory. Cardio is best for fat burning, but keep reading before you go crazy with it (like completely ignore […]

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  • How Your Body Type Affects Where You Gain & Lose Weight

    There are three basic body types: ectomorph, endomorph and mesomorph. This system of physique classification was established by W.H. Sheldon, an American psychologist. Each type responds to diet and exercise differently. Read on for a brief primer on how to implement the best diet and exercise for your body type.   Ectomorph This body type […]

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  • Easing into working out post-bariatric surgery

    Working out after bariatric surgery is an important part of a successful maintenance and self-care plan. It can also feel very daunting. Especially if exercise has not previously been part of your routine, getting started can arouse feelings of anxiety. Fear not. Getting started is easier than you think. Try these tips for easing into […]

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  • Get a Grip! Part 2: Using a Mixed Grip to Push Through Grip Fatigue

    Let’s say you’re at the gym, and you see two people, side by side, lifting a barbell but one has a pronated grip (hands facing forward) and the other has a supinated grip (hands facing towards you.) Their posture is right, but there grips are opposite. While each one is gripping properly, their results will […]

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  • Get a Grip! Part 1: Pronated Vs. Supinated Grips

    If you’re dedicated to lifting (and let’s face it, how could you possibly get through your stressful work week without it?) then you know better than anyone how transformative it can be for the body and mind. You like a good challenge. You like to test your limits, and see exactly where it will take […]

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  • Purpose of an ice bath vs ice wrap after exercise

    Ice therapy or cryotherapy is an effective method for workout recovery, injury prevention and pain relief. If you have ever had swelling or pain after exercise you have probably tried an ice wrap. An ice bath does the work of an ice wrap but with a turbo-charged boost. Here’s how. Ice baths cover more surface […]

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  • Push It Real Good: Variations on the Classic Push

    Are you ready to change things up, not just in your workout, but in your life? One of the biggest benefits of a push-up focused exercise plan is its ability to make you feel (and not just look) like a lean, mean, bad-to-the-bone machine. Only got 10 minutes to really push it at the gym, […]

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  • How best to carry heavy backpacks for health, posture and safety

    As summer days dwindle and the promise of a new school year draws near, it is a good time to start thinking about back pack safety. It’s no small matter, either. A Boston University article reports that the cost of back pack related injuries tops more than $1billion annually. Use these tips to keep your […]

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  • Halfway Gone: Checking Back on Your New Year’s Fitness Resolutions

    It’s August, which means that it’s hotter than it’s ever been, deadlines are mounting on your to-do list, and (just maybe) you’ve lost sight of your fitness goals from the New Year. If you were dead set on dead lifts, squats and lunges back in January, but your workout the last few months has been […]

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  • Pull-up alternatives

    Let’s just put this right out front – pull-ups are really hard. Still, they offer a number of benefits for building upper body strength, boosting heart health and fat loss. If you want the benefits but just can’t seem to do the traditional pull-up yet, here are some alternatives to try. Each of these exercises […]

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