Archives for 15 Minutes or Less

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Let the Games Begin

by Joe Lawrence October 28th, 2013| 15 Minutes or Less, Strength Training
Isn't it amazing how we can think of an endless number of excuses to get out of working out. Just as I sat to type this article, I was thinking of how I could get out of doing my push up routine. Seriously, in less than 15 minutes a

Routine for Those with No Time

by Joe Lawrence September 30th, 2013| 15 Minutes or Less, Exercises, Strength Training
Family, work, and life obligations often leave us with no time to hit the gym. There are days and even seasons where we don't even have the chance to go for a quick run. After my new baby, I was stuck in this situation and

Working Your Core Without Crunches

by Kimberly Hays September 2nd, 2013| 15 Minutes or Less, Strength Training
When strength training, we concentrate a lot on our core to get those most coveted six-pack abs. Crunches are not anyone’s favorite exercise, but because they work, we do them. Luckily there are strength training exercises that we can replace those boring crunches with, and they are quick and

Body Weight Training – Back to Basics

by Kimberly Hays August 7th, 2013| 15 Minutes or Less, Strength Training
Workout trends for this year indicate that body weight training, which is simply using your body’s weight for strength training instead of equipment, is gaining in popularity. The American College of Sports Medicine states that body weight training is among the top 10 workout trends for the first time

Plyometrics for Strength Training

by Kimberly Hays July 8th, 2013| 15 Minutes or Less, Strength Training
Numerous athletes and coaches make use of plyometric rebounding exercises to create more power, as well as to amplify speed, to develop better coordination, to increase agility, and to increase sporting activities overall performance. It is also important to know that these are generally high risk exercises, and if

The Off-Balance Core Workout

by Kimberly Hays June 10th, 2013| 15 Minutes or Less, Strength Training
We work hard to tone our stomachs in order to have a strong core. This allows fast turns and lunges. Balance is important no matter what type of workout we do or what kind of sport that we participate in. The off-balance core workout will have you wobbling a

The 7 Minute Workout Based on Science

by Kimberly Hays May 13th, 2013| 15 Minutes or Less, Strength Training
There is research being conducted constantly on the science of exercise, and it looks as though that the article in the current issue of the American College of Sports Medicine’s Health & Fitness Journal sheds new light on the guidelines for a quick, intense 7 minute workout, and then

High Intensity Weight Training

by Kimberly Hays April 15th, 2013| 15 Minutes or Less, Strength Training
If you would like to cut down your time in the gym and still get great results from your workout, you should try high intensity weight training. This training is supposed to give you excellent results in only 15 minutes a week, but be prepared – this workout is

Spring is Here: Get Outside and Play

by Kimberly Hays March 18th, 2013| 15 Minutes or Less, Strength Training
With the weather about to get warmer, it is a good time to start switching up our strength training a little and get outside to get some fresh air while we work out. Incorporating some quick and easy moves will motivate you again, and you will feel like you

Strength Training with Power Yoga

by Kimberly Hays February 18th, 2013| 15 Minutes or Less, Strength Training
Power yoga is a dynamic workout that has more of a fitness approach instead of yoga that includes chants and meditation. It is also called gym yoga, and is based on the Vinyasa and Ashtanga yoga methods of movement. Power yoga is not a set sequence of poses, so

Weight Training for Beginners

by Kimberly Hays January 21st, 2013| 15 Minutes or Less, Strength Training
It’s a new year, and we have all made resolutions. Many of us have resolved to lose weight and get in shape, and we are determined to stick with it and get results this time around. The trick to sticking with any new routine is to start

Effective Strength Training Workout

by Kimberly Hays December 25th, 2012| 15 Minutes or Less, Strength Training
We all strive for a quick, effective strength training workout. While we are perfecting our routine as far as how many reps to do, and what moves are best for the desired results, we can all use a few tips that will make our muscles work harder.

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