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Gatorade versus PowerAde

by Bea June 18th, 2009| Eating Tips
Gatorade or PowerAde? That is the question. Personally, if I had to choose I would say neither and would pick water. However, there are times when it comes down to replenishing electrolytes and sodium in my body while keeping my body hydrated. On a rare occasion I may venture into
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Sports Massages

by Bea June 2nd, 2009| Eating Tips, Exercises, Sports, Strength Training
Sports massages are not your typical massages. You may be thinking, but it is a massage! How could you want to avoid one of those? Well, sports massages may not always feel great. Sometimes it is necessary to break down knotted up muscles--which leaves you sore the next day, but
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Muscle Confusion, Say What?

by B Kenney May 27th, 2009| Eating Tips, Exercises, Strength Training
The worst part of my workout routine is the set of dead lifts I do. I never have been completely comfortable doing them because well...let's face it, dead lifts are tough. So, I tend to always avoid using dead lifts in my workout routines. But in all actuality, the dead
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Are You Thirsty?

by B Kenney April 21st, 2009| Eating Tips
Are you thirsty now at this very moment? Well, guess what? That means you're body is already dehydrated!

Yes, you read correctly. There are many ways to tell that your body requires more fluids for hydration, but the worst is the method mentioned above. By the time your body registers the
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Poomse Your Way to Warm-up

by Joe Lawrence April 14th, 2009| Cardio, Eating Tips, Exercises, Strength Training
Back in my martial arts days, I asked my instructor for some new workout ideas.  I was getting bored and needed to freshen things up a bit.  He created a very fun six week training plan focused on cardio strengthening.  I'm not going to share the whole workout but instead
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Jump into the Water

by Joe Lawrence March 31st, 2009| Cardio, Eating Tips, Sports, Strength Training
"If you want to learn to swim, jump into the water." - Bruce Lee.

These wise words are so very true for those training for a certain sport or physical challenge.  Bruce was explaining that no matter how much we prepare or train to do something, it is fruitless unless we
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300!

by Joe Lawrence March 24th, 2009| Cardio, Eating Tips, Exercise Equipment, Exercises, Strength Training
The movie 300 has redefined fitness in the minds of many.  The incredible fitness levels of the cast motivated the hordes to learn how they got that cut.  Numerous people have created workout plans focused around it.  Today, I will share my favorite with you.

First off, I am a fan
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Reach Your Fitness Goals One Step at a Time

by Joe Lawrence March 10th, 2009| Eating Tips, Exercises, Sports, Strength Training
Many of us look at ourselves in the mirror and don't see something we like.  We wish we were thinner or more muscular or whatever.  Eventually, it will get to the point where we are ready to take action.  Even those in shape go through the same cycle.  They want to
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Give Me More Calories

by Joe Lawrence February 24th, 2009| Cardio, Eating Tips, Family Fitness
The most basic building block of any diet is the calories that you consume.  Our body weight goals can be reached by regulating the calories we consume daily.

Calories obviously are needed to make our bodies function.  Every body type and person vary in the quantity of calories they need to
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“Snatch the Pebble…”

by Joe Lawrence February 18th, 2009| Cardio, Eating Tips, Family Fitness, Sports, Strength Training
Why are so many people registering their children or themselves for martial arts classes?  There are numerous reasons to get involved in the martial arts.  Whether you're trying to gain confidence, get into better shape or learn self-defense, martial arts is the answer.

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Dieting Supplements; Help You Don’t Need

by B Kenney February 10th, 2009| Cardio, Eating Tips, Exercises
One of the biggest things my significant other constantly asks me is "Should I take something to help me start losing weight?"

She feels that she needs to take some sort of dieting supplement because she has a very busy schedule with little time for herself. Therefore, the time she gets
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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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