• Your Exercise Motions – Are You Going Too Fast, or Just Fast Enough?

    Just as the President of the United States has to battle the health care dilemma, gym-goers need to ponder the ongoing question of the weight room. “Am I exercising too fast, or just fast enough?” When it comes to performing successfully in the weight room, it comes down to a matter of speed, and as […]

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  • Help Your Cholesterol With Exercise

    High cholesterol is no laughing matter. In fact, high cholesterol levels are one of the major contributing factors to heart disease. And, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, there are often no noticeable symptoms. Do you smoke? Do you live a sedentary lifestyle? Do you eat fast food more than you like […]

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  • Do You Know Your BMI?

    BMI, or Body Mass Index, is a great way to assess health risks. Various healthcare settings utilize this formula and measurement method to not only determine if your health may be at risk, but also to establish target weight levels. BMI provides a ratio based on the relationship between height and body weight. Do you […]

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  • The Happiness Element. 10 Tips To Exercise Your Happiness.

    The fitness world is alive with all it’s research and the resulting conversations and debates amongst the participants about health benefits, weight loss, and cutting-edge routines that promise Greek god-like results in a matter of weeks, etc. The list could go on and on, and these hot topics are important and each has it’s place […]

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  • Trying to Lose Weight? 3 Things You Don’t Want to Do

    No matter how you look at it, losing weight isn’t just a battle of the bulge; it’s a battle of the mind. How much do you want to lose your baby weight, or extra pounds of the thigh? How determined are you to finally, once and for all, beat the obesity blues? Whether you have […]

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  • Dehydration and Exercise: a dangerous combination

    Do you want to make the most of your workouts?  Drinking plenty of water is a necessity for both performance and safety during exercise.  On a basic level, even slight dehydration can cause decreased physical and mental capability, which can reduce the benefits of your workout.  Yes, drinking too little water can make you feel […]

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  • Deadlifts: How To

    The deadlift is an awesome exercise. It strengthens the legs and back and more specifically targets the hamstrings, glutes, and erector spinae (muscles that run from the top of your spine down to your tailbone). Power lifters use this exercise for explosive power. Golfers use it to strengthen their lower backs and prevent injury. Women […]

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  • Train Your Triceps

    When it comes to building bigger arms, most people focus on the biceps, but the key to buffed-up arms begins by training your triceps. The biceps (key word “bi”) contain two muscles and the triceps (key word “tri”) contain three muscles: the long head, the lateral head and the medial head. So it’s obvious where […]

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  • Let the Mirror at the Gym Be Your Friend

    Quiet that critical voice in your head and boldly gaze into the gym mirror. Why? The gym mirror really is your friend. It is always there to help you monitor your progress, check your form and even indulge in a little fantasy. The next time you are at the gym get front and center for […]

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  • New Year’s Resolution: Get in Shape – Are you still in the game?

    You spent the majority of January focused in the weight room, and sweating, lunging, squatting, crunching and even grunting your body to success. You know that the foods you eat affect your mood, and that your health and wellness is entirely up to you. So, as you move into February, are you continuing to do […]

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