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Archives for May 2014

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Combining Arm Exercises With Stationary Cycling

by Marnie Bii May 29th, 2014| Cardio, Indoor
You can turn your stationary recumbent bike rides into a full body workout by incorporating arm exercises. Using your entire body during workouts increases the efficiency of cardio routines.

As you move your arms while pedaling furiously, your heart rate climbs higher. This results in a more efficient workout, which
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Getting and Keeping Children Active

by Tom Seman MD FAAP May 28th, 2014| Children's, Fitness Expert
As a parent, you have introduced your child to an activity or sport and gotten him active. The child likely will want to participate in some form of group version if that sport. Between the ages of approximately three to five the child is working on improving his coordination
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Rocking Exercise Wear for Summer

by Kimberly Hays May 27th, 2014| Accessories, Exercise Wear
It’s time to go through your closet and put away the heavy sweatshirts and jackets. It is also a good time to access your exercise wear to figure out what you need to add to your summer workout wardrobe. There are some really great pieces out now, so take
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Tension Band Arm Exercises

by Joe Lawrence May 26th, 2014| Strength Training, Upper Body
In my last few articles I have veered away from a principle I hold dear - anywhere workouts. I am constantly reading and searching for new ways to work out from home or at the office. This is not often easy when weights or running courses are involved. However,
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Seven Rounds of Cardio Arm Workout

by Joe Lawrence May 22nd, 2014| Cardio, Indoor
Recently, I was asked to write an article about a cardio workout focused on the arms. Honestly, I was perplexed and had nothing in my repertoire for this. So, I went to the fitness drawing board. My goal was to keep the arms moving, work up a sweat, and
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Accentuating the Positive

by Joan Jacobsen May 21st, 2014| Fitness Expert, Senior
I am a big advocate of smiling, laughing and staying positive. Not only does it work wonders with our overall attitude and health, but it also gives us hope and a reason for waking up each morning. By incorporating this practice into our daily routine, we can parlay it
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Going Strong: Build Arm Strength with Fat Gripz

by Marnie Bii May 20th, 2014| Accessories, Exercise Equipment
Satisfactorily training your arms is not possible without a strong grip. At less than two inches in diameter, barbell and free weight bars do not adequately increase strength in your fingers, palms and wrists. Increasing the diameter of the bars reduces leverage and widens space between your fingers, which
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Get a Grip

by Joe Lawrence May 19th, 2014| Strength Training, Upper Body
One of my favorite gym exercises of all time is the dead lift. You can work almost every muscle group and walk away feeling like a beast. However, I have always had one problem I could not overcome…my grip. My legs and body were able to handle lots of
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Great Swimming Workouts

by Jessica B. May 15th, 2014| Assorted Workouts, Cardio
If you are looking for a good cardio workout that also helps boost arm strength, swimming is one of the best things out there. Soft on your muscles, you can swim even when injury stops you from performing many other sports. Here are a few great ways to work
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Healthy Mother’s Day

by Denise Druce May 14th, 2014| Fitness Expert, Yoga
The last thing a mom needs on Mother’s Day is more guilt.  We all know we should be getting exercise, and we know we’re better at everything, including being the MOM, when we make the time for a workout.  But let’s face it.  A mom doesn’t really have the
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Gruve Personal Activity Monitor

by Kimberly Hays May 13th, 2014| Accessories, Technology
This monitor is easy to use, and it is designed to help you manage your weight while encouraging you to be more active. It shows you your metabolic rate, as well as lets you know how many calories you are burning while mowing the grass, walking to and from
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Incline Dumbbell Curls are Superior

by Joe Lawrence May 12th, 2014| Strength Training, Upper Body
To start off this article…I love working arms. Specifically, biceps. By no means do I have huge arms; however, they are just fun to me for some odd reason. Mostly, I like them because you can isolate your arm muscles very easily and after a set you have a
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