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Avoid Chest Routine Injuries

by Joe Lawrence September 26th, 2018| Strength Training, Upper Body
The harsh reality to any fitness program is an injury can happen. Injuries are more likely to happen during the infant stages of a new program or when you begin to plateau and decide to push yourself extra hard without proper rest. Chest muscles are a very common area
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Quick Chest Workouts

by Joe Lawrence September 19th, 2018| Strength Training, Upper Body
The hardest part about getting into shape is finding the time to do it. When I was younger, I could spend hours at the gym and never skip a beat. However, now I am in my 30s, married, two kids under fiveā€¦it is almost impossible to work out. I
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The Heavy Bar is Still Relevant to Chest Routines

by Joe Lawrence September 12th, 2018| Strength Training, Upper Body
In my past few articles I have discussed the benefits of using dumbbells. They help with breaking down mental barriers we place on ourselves and build stability muscles. Although they are my favorite tools for the job, there are also benefits to hitting the heavy bar.

I was taught a
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What Do You Bench?

by Joe Lawrence September 5th, 2018| Strength Training, Upper Body
Go to any gym in the world and it is a given that there will be somebody on the flat bench trying to see what his one rep max is on bench. For some odd reason, this is the one statistic that you will be asked if you tell
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3 Cardio Exercises That Create a Toned Butt

by Marnie Bii August 29th, 2018| Assorted Workouts, Cardio
If you want to shape your butt while improving your overall fitness levels, consider focusing on cardio-exercises that utilize your glutes. Push yourself to make the most of each cardio session. At max effort, the muscles you use to move your body strengthen and tone up. After several months
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Take a Squat For a Firm Butt

by Joe Lawrence August 22nd, 2018| Lower Body, Strength Training
Many of us have a desk job where we sit all or most of the day. Sadly, this builds up the stress in our bodies as we instinctively want to be out and about. Another problem is that while our bodies are completely engulfed by the chair, we are
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Get a Mountain Climber Butt!

by Joe Lawrence August 15th, 2018| Lower Body, Strength Training
Working out your gluteous maximus does not have to be a chore or even a boring task. In fact, it could be as fun as climbing a mountain.

Going back to my martial arts days, brings back memories of my instructor telling us something similar. We did many exercises and
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3 Exercises to Shape Your Butt

by Joe Lawrence August 8th, 2018| Lower Body, Strength Training
The top reasons people list for starting a diet or workout is to lose fat and most of these people go on to say they want to lose the fat in their stomach and butt. I am sure this is not news. Most exercises, though, are focused on the
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15 Minute Butt Workout

by Joe Lawrence August 1st, 2018| 15 Minutes or Less, Lower Body, Strength Training
Bellies and butts are two areas that are very easy to grow, but very difficult to get back into shape. That is because they are the center of gravity for the human body and all things seem to want to stay there for awhile. Today we are going to
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Family Fitness While on Vacation

by Joe Lawrence July 25th, 2018| Lower Body, Strength Training
Vacations are a necessity! Without a break from the norm, we would all go crazy with the stresses we face on a daily basis. However, most of us fall out of our fitness routines while we are on vacation and it is a major reason that people state for
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16 Minute Vacation Workout: Tabata

by Joe Lawrence July 18th, 2018| 15 Minutes or Less, Strength Training
Ah the crashing waves, the sun rising over the mountains, the sights of the rising skyscrapers, or whatever beauties your vacation offers you. Being on vacation is often very relaxing, especially those first few moments after rising from bed. However, it is easy to fall out of your workout
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Vacation Fitness Exploration

by Joe Lawrence July 11th, 2018| Strength Training
The last thing we want to do while on vacation is to get lazy with our fitness. Sure we can slack off a bit and allow our body to get some rest as we relax the mind too. However, a down week should be used to switch to a

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