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Enter the “Metrics”

by Joe Lawrence February 3rd, 2009| Cardio, Eating Tips, Exercise Equipment, Exercises, Running, Sports, Strength Training
There are two simple words that can deliver unbelievable results: isometrics and plyometrics.  One is for speed and explosiveness.  The other builds strength and flexibility.  Both are notorious for getting you in awesome shape.

Isometric exercises use your body's weight or strength to make your muscles work.  Huh?  A perfect example
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Keeping Resolutions

by MPK January 14th, 2009| Cardio, Exercises, Strength Training
We are two weeks into the new year, and many people are busy trying to accomplish their resolutions. Or are they?  Based on my own observations, it seems that many people have postponed work on their resolutions or have given up already.

However, it is not too late to begin meeting
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Exercise Helps Keep Older Adults Healthy

by B Kenney January 6th, 2009| Cardio, Eating Tips
A brand new study that took place at the University of North Carolina has revealed that proper exercise helps to prevent age-related brain changes, and possibly illness, in much older adults.

According to the study presenter, Feraz Rahman, M.S., the "results show that exercise may reduce age-related changes in brain vasculature
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Get to the ‘Core’ Issue in 2009

by Joe Lawrence December 17th, 2008| Cardio, Eating Tips, Exercises, Family Fitness, Running, Sports, Strength Training
Ahh, in just a few more weeks the new year will be here.  It is going to take us a couple of weeks to stop writing 2008 on all of our documents and even less time to forget our resolutions.  That is right, you heard me.  We make resolutions very
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MapMyRun.com

by Bea December 9th, 2008| Running, Walking
Winter training season is now in session. According to the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) my crew coach is not allowed to hold organized team practices. She is not supposed to be at practices and "coach" us over the winter break. However, as athletes, the team realizes that we need
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How Much Time Should You Really Exercise?

by B Kenney December 2nd, 2008| Cardio, Eating Tips, Exercises, Family Fitness, Strength Training
Exercise is good for many things. It can make you skinny, keep you healthy, make you buff, and in, many cases, even make you feel better in many different ways. There is only one big problem with information on exercise that can be found just about anywhere- nothing truly says

Push Yourself for Just One More…

by Joe Lawrence November 25th, 2008| Cardio, Eating Tips, Exercises, Family Fitness, Running, Sports, Strength Training, Yoga
Have you ever noticed that you gain faster results when you workout with another person?  Why is it that the same exact workout plan when done in a group is much more effective than on your own?  The answer is truly mind over matter.

When we workout with another that person

Drop Two Minutes from Your 1.5 Mile Run

by Joe Lawrence November 11th, 2008| Cardio, Exercises, Running, Sports, Strength Training
Let me start by saying, I do not enjoy distance running...at all.  I do love to sprint, though.  However, the Air Force requires me to run, and I am tested on my 1.5 mile run time.

Not too long ago (less than a year) I was timed at 11:36 for my

Getting Children Fit!

by B Kenney October 28th, 2008| Biking, Cardio, Family Fitness
One of the hardest things for any child or teenager to overcome is the humility in attempting and failing an activity in front of friends and peers. Intensive studies have shown that the two greatest things keeping kids from exercising are the television and the lack of knowledge about

P90X- Welcome To The Gun Show!

by B Kenney October 14th, 2008| Cardio, Exercises, Strength Training
Seldom has there been a workout routine or video that contained the phrase, "Warning: Not For Beginners" plastered all over it. In fact, most workout routines supposedly are tailored to the fitness novice and are designed to get even the laziest of people in good shape. Then again, most of

Group Fitness Classes

by Bea September 23rd, 2008| Cardio, Exercises, Sports, Yoga
On my first day at college, I walked out of my Calculus Two class with my mouth gaping wide open. The teacher literally had just started. He walked into the room exactly at 4:35 and said, "My name is Professor Lupi. Everyone remember Integration by Substitution? Good." He then proceeded

Grass Play

by Louise September 16th, 2008| Cardio
How about some volleyball? Volleyball is my favorite sport. I really enjoy playing on a team but also enjoy playing with my family and friends. At the beach, at a park, or even in your yard, it's never really difficult to get a match going. All you need is a net, a ball,

All health and fitness information is provided for educational purposes. Please consult with your physician before beginning any exercise regimen.