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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
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Older Women: Chores Build Strength

by Mackenzie M. March 11th, 2013| Strength Training, Upper Body
There are ways to build strength that do not involve going to the gym or using free weights.  Simply tackling demanding chores around the home, on a regular basis, can increase upper body strength.  Instead of letting others who you feel are stronger do the work, vow to undertake
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Train: MMA Fighter Style

by Mackenzie M. March 5th, 2013| Lower Body, Strength Training
MMA (Mixed Martial Arts) fighters carry an incredible amount of strength in their lower bodies, but still remain agile enough to out maneuver their opponents in a fight. While their training to build up their lower body muscles is very tough, many of their key lessons can be applied
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Core Strength Training on a Budget

by Mackenzie M. February 28th, 2013| Core, Strength Training
Not everyone has the time or the finances to invest in expensive weights and exercise training equipment. While the machines and accessories may be successful in building your core muscles if used regularly, frankly, they are just an unnecessary financial expense. Workout equipment that is just as effective can
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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
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Upper Body Strength Training Warm Ups

by R. Carnavale February 11th, 2013| Strength Training, Upper Body
Nothing beats a great upper body workout, but you need to prepare your body for intense training before every lifting session. For some reason, while many people understand that they need to do warm ups before they lift weights, they resist doing so. It might help to think of
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Weird Ways to Strengthen the Lower Body

by Jessica B. February 5th, 2013| Lower Body, Strength Training
These days there is pretty much a workout for everyone. The only thing missing, perhaps, is how to train your biceps while lifting those chips to your mouth. Here is a list of some of the strangest classes offered to strengthen your lower body held around the US. The
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Burpee: A Key to Core Strength

by Mackenzie M. January 28th, 2013| Core, Strength Training
High school gym class can seem like four years of punishment. The running drills, mediocre games of baseball, and seemingly pointless exercises often do not have a positive lifelong impact; however, one exercise used as an actual punishment in high school gym classes is actually one of the most
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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
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Using the Gravitron

by Jessica B. January 15th, 2013| Strength Training, Upper Body
I am not a huge fan of weight machines at the gym, as I tend to find them boring and repetitive. After a while, I find it difficult to find the motivation to keep going back. The Nautilus Gravitron is the exception. Maybe its because I am
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Building Calf Strength Using Hills

by Jessica B. January 8th, 2013| Lower Body, Strength Training
If you are looking at building your lower body strength, and getting toned calves for the summer, here is a chance to take advantage of the snow covered hills and skiing you are doing during the winter. Take a little break, and use the steep inclines to
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Core Strength Training on Skates

by Mackenzie M. January 1st, 2013| Core, Strength Training
A few weeks ago, I discussed some of the positive effects that ice skating can have on a cardio workout. The same can be said for ice skating and working on core strength. After ice skating recently, I was astounded at the work out that my core

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