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MAR
21

Treadmill vs. Cross Trainer: Which One is Better?

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Treadmills and cross trainers are two popular pieces of exercise equipment found in gyms and homes worldwide. Both are effective at providing cardiovascular workouts and improving overall fitness levels, but they have distinct differences in terms of design, functionality, and the type of workout they offer.

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OCT
17

The Ultimate Guide to Simple Leg Exercises for Women

The Ultimate Guide to Simple Leg Exercises for Women: Targeted Workouts and Their Importance

Leg exercises are an essential component of any fitness routine, and they play a crucial role in overall strength, balance, and mobility.

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SEP
07

Upper Body Strength Exercises

 Upper Body Strength Exercises

How Increasing Upper Body Strength Helps You

Increasing upper body strength offers a wide range of benefits that can positively impact a person's daily life, physical health, and overall well-being. Here are some of the key advantages of improving upper body strength:

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NOV
12

Legs Exercise Tuck and Hops

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Stand on a padded surface (tumbling mat) with feet slightly less than shoulder width.

It is important to practice tuck jump on a safe surface and avoid any harms.Bend your knees and use your whole foot to generate power to jump and not just your toes. Jump as high as you can. While you are in the air, tuck your knees close to your chest. Don’t let your shoulders lean out beyond your knees because this may stress your lower back.Land on the same spot with knees slightly bent to reduce the impact to your knees.

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APR
19

How to Prepare for Trail Running at the Gym

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While trail running typically takes place outside, there are still ways to train for it in the gym.

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MAR
01

Functional Exercises

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Functional exercises are a great way to keep your body and mind active. They are also a great way to challenge yourself and make sure you are staying on track. With functional exercises, you can work on different parts of your body at the same time, which is an added bonus. 

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JAN
18

Tricep Exercises for Women

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 What Are Triceps?

The triceps brachii, commonly referred to as the triceps, is a large muscle spanning the back of your upper arm. It has three heads, the medial head, lateral head, and long head, and attaches to both the shoulder blade and elbow joint.

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DEC
21

Exercise Machines for Osteoporosis

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Osteoporosis is a condition which causes the bones to become brittle and weak. In the early stages, there are little to no symptoms, which means you may not be aware you have this condition until it’s already progressed. 

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NOV
08

Back Strengthening Exercises for Seniors

 Back Strengthening Exercises for Seniors

Back strengthening exercises can help improve balance, strength, and mobility in your back. Exercise properly to prevent back problems in the future!

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MAY
06

Strength Training for Women Over 50

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WHAT IS STRENGTH TRAINING?
Strength training is a type of resistance training that involves lifting weights in order to build muscle strength and size.

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DEC
06

Safe Training in Your 40's

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Aside from physical changes, there are major mental benefits to exercising. As we age and become more sedentary, our cogitative ability is negatively affected, so you can start to see things such as mental reasoning, memory and thinking start to decline. By keeping active, you can help ward off some of these symptoms and also alleviate symptoms of depression which is all the reason to get moving, no matter what age you are.

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JUL
06

What Does Sweat It Out Mean?

 

There are many schools of thought when it comes to the term ‘sweat it out’. 

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APR
29

Can Fat Loss Hormones be Activated?

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HUNGER HORMONES: GHRELIN AND LEPTIN
Two important hormones that shape our appetite and hunger signals are leptin and ghrelin. Leptin suppresses your appetite. The more body fat you have, the more leptin you produce.

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JAN
21

Breathing the right way

Breathing the right way

Considering how crucial it is to our survival, we spend very little time thinking about the way we breathe. In fact, most of us generally only think about our breath when we’re short of it. But it’s a subject that could do with a little more attention. If we breathe the way our bodies were designed to, we can unlock real and lasting benefits for our workouts and our health.

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NOV
25

Improving your balance

Improving your balance

While usually overlooked, good balance is an important factor for your overall health and injury prevention.  Poor balance can lead to falls and injury, especially for older people. By developing greater balance, you’ll improve your coordination and postural stability.

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JUN
13

Yoga Health Benefits

 Yoga Health Benefits

Yoga, an ancient practice and meditation, has become increasingly popular in today’s busy society. With many forms of exercise and training coming and going, yoga is one that has stood the test of time, having been around for more than 5,000 years. The word yoga means ‘to join or yoke together’. It brings your body and mind together, and is built on three main elements – exercise, breathing and meditation.

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MAY
23

Incidental Exercise Ideas

Incidental Exercise IdeasHow did you spend your last 24 hours? How many hours did you spend sitting down compared to standing up? What type of movement did you do?

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DEC
09

Training after middle age

older1Many women are turned off from training as they have the wrong impression that lifting weights or any kind of gym activity is something men want to do to build muscles. How your body adapts to working with weights is determined by your genetics.

For women there are numerous benefits for doing resistance training and I promise you won’t end up looking like Arnie! Resistance training is good for anyone of any age or ability. It offers the benefits of gaining strength, improved co-ordination, better posture, a serious kick to the metabolism and heaps of self confidence. Heart problems, fat and a series of other conditions may become better by time and self-confidence can be boost as never before.

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FEB
11

3 Tips for Dating & Fitness

datingfitnessmainLet's say that you’re out and about doing errands and you suddenly see a girl or a boy, that catches your eye. You decide to take action there because those clips you’ve seen on “pick up” and mystery’s pick up technique tells you that you have 3 seconds to make a move or you end up hesitating. Amazingly she/he’s giving you all the “IOI’s” and “kino” and you end up number closing her/him.

Boom! Nice….

If you aren’t so bold the scenario could end up like this…You’ve succumb to one of the thousand adverts for various dating websites and you’ve set up an online dating profile. You eventually find a good match and you’ve scheduled a date/time and place.

Great Job!

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SEP
09

Few Abs exercises you should know

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Pallof Press

The pallof press is the excellent anti-rotational exercise that puts great demand on the trunk to stop it rotating in a transverse plane. To perform, assume an athletic posture with knees bent, pelvis and lumbar (lower) spine neutral, and shoulders relaxed.

As you push the cable in front of you, focus on engaging the core, stopping the rotation of your trunk. Keep it as rigid as possible, hold for 2-5secs and pull back into your center.
You can perform the Pallof Press in various stances, kneeling, split stance on floor or off and lastly parallel.

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JAN
16

The Right Trainer For You

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If you’ve decided that you wanted to a hire a personal trainer to get you back in shape here’s a few things to consider. The NYC fitness industry has seen a surge in the number of people qualifying as personal trainers over the last couple of years, all of them eager with good intentions.

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DEC
16

Best Training To Tighten Up Your Butt

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One of the most common questions we've been asked is "what can I do for my saggy butt?" These are some of the top exercises to help you tighten up your butt.

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FEB
25

Fitness after 40

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Conventional wisdom has it that the older you get the less strength and mobility you have. This belief was strengthened in previous studies that showed people over the age of 40 typically lost 8% or more of their muscle mass with each decade, a process that accelerates after age 70. Of course, less muscle mass means less strength and mobility, which as you age leads to less independence. It has also been linked to premature mortality.

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MAR
23

Yoga Meditation To Beat Cold Effects

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Recent research indicates that simply following a regular yoga exercise routine and/or practicing mindful meditation for about 45 minutes a day is just as effective as an anti-flu shot in reducing your chances of an acute respiratory infection.

Quoting the results as ‘remarkable,’ professor of family medicine at the university of Wisconsin-Madison, Bruce Barrett found an overall 40 to 50% reduction in respiratory infections from the study compared with 50-60% protection rates for only a few strains of flu viruses when prescribing flu vaccines.

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FEB
08

5 Best Weight Loss Workouts

5 Best Weight Loss Workouts

There are hundreds of workouts that can help you with your weight loss goals. Even if you spend time on the gym or with a personal trainer there are few of them that comes ahead based on the results. Here are the top 5:

THE HUMBLE SQUAT

This compound movement, one which we all perform everyday when whilst [reluctantly] getting out of bed – the basic movement has some mighty powers! To my mind, the best way to execute the move is to imagine you’re slowly sitting down onto a chair, and then reversing the motion back up. For a progression, use a Barbell to supplement the weight.

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