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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

Some Small Exercises You May Not Be Familiar With

by Bea December 31st, 2008| Exercises, Strength Training
Here are some unique, or not so unique, exercises that I have picked up over the past few months. They are meant for strengthening your core, legs, arms, and more, and they can be done whenever/wherever you please!

Bent Knee Heel Touches: Lay with your back on the ground, and lift
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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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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

Being Active While Staying in Your Own Home

by Louise November 19th, 2008| Exercise Equipment, Exercises, Strength Training
During the winter, your options for being active really start to dwindle. The cold temperature makes many outdoor activities impossible and when the weather is at its worst, going out to the gym or the local YMCA just isn't reasonable; it's best to stay safe at home...Yet, we must stay active!

For those of

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

The Best Daily Plan Ever

by Joe Lawrence October 21st, 2008| Eating Tips, Exercises, Family Fitness, Strength Training
"When Chuck Norris does push ups, he doesn't push himself up, he pushes the Earth down."  After doing this workout plan people are going to say your name in place of Chuck's.  All it is going to take is a few minutes each day to do very common exercises.

First of all, this plan

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

Limited Heartbeats?

by Joe Lawrence September 9th, 2008| Cardio, Eating Tips, Exercises, Family Fitness, Running, Strength Training

“Why would you want to work out? Don’t you know that you only have a limited number of heartbeats before you kick the bucket?” Ah, the finite heartbeat theory that is often the last line of defense for those opposed to

But If You’re Going for Tone Muscle…

by Bea August 12th, 2008| Exercises, Strength Training
High-intensity, low-volume lifting routines may be great for building muscle, but not for becoming tone. To read more about building your muscles and training to look buff and built, read the article, High Intensity Workouts Are The Way. However, if you are not looking to "get big" or show

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