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Practical Leg Strength

by Joe Lawrence October 14th, 2020| Lower Body, Strength Training
It is funny how things evolve. In my late teens and 20s, I wanted to become a beast with muscle upon muscle. I took all sorts of supplements and spent hours in the gym. However, once my 30s hit me and children appeared…life changed. I was no longer able
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Everyday Leg Exercises Using Body Weight

by Joe Lawrence October 7th, 2020| Lower Body, Strength Training
Legs are an odd creature in the fitness realm. They are probably the simplest muscle to work out, but they are the most dreaded for the same reason.

We do not do anything throughout our day that does not require the use of our legs. Walking, stairs, standing, sitting, dancing,
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3 Interesting Chest Exercises

by Joe Lawrence September 30th, 2020| Strength Training, Upper Body
In my previous article about building upper body muscle, I told you to avoid benching for the one rep max bragging right. This is where people go and focus only on boosting their ability to complete a “respectable” rep on the flat bench. The problem is that is a
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Avoid Chest Routine Injuries

by Joe Lawrence September 23rd, 2020| 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 16th, 2020| 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 five…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 9th, 2020| 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 2nd, 2020| 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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Take a Squat For a Firm Butt

by Joe Lawrence August 26th, 2020| 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 19th, 2020| 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 12th, 2020| 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

Taking A Look At The New Total Gym XLS For All Your Fitness Needs

by Editorial Team August 6th, 2020| Accessories





Has life become all about eating anything that has no sugar? Does it have to be about fruit and vegetables, whole wheat, or carb-free? My cousin, although she goes to the gym and pays an extortionate amount in membership fees,

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15 Minute Butt Workout

by Joe Lawrence August 5th, 2020| 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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