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50 Squats a Day

When I teach classes that have squats in them, and that’s pretty much most of the classes I teach, people will often come up to me afterwards (or before) and tell me they can’t squat. ...
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Why You Should be Doing More Pull-Ups

Pull-ups are a total body exercise that offer numerous health and physique benefits. Just about everybody knows what a pull-up is…grip the bar so your body is suspended by your hands and pull yourself up. ...
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Should You Have A Pre Workout Meal?

Going to the gym on an empty stomach isn’t for everyone. Though you burn more calories working out without eating first, it is likely that you will not have enough energy to do an intense ...
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Progress, Not Perfection

After teaching BODY PUMP last night, a member told me that I always make the workout look easy. Well, that was news to me! It was a tough class and at times I felt like ...
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Working Out: Hormonal Impacts

The positive impacts of exercise on the body are visibly apparent: people who exercise frequently will watch their waistlines drop, their muscles tone, and their endurance improve. But just as significant are some of the ...
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Stretches To Do Before and After Working Out: Static Stretches vs. Dynamic Stretches

Before you engage in any type of physical activity, whether it involves playing sports, or lifting weights, it is necessary to warm up your body. Ever since we were little kids, teachers and coaches always ...
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The Lowdown on Achieving Perfect Planks

Personal trainers at the best gyms are often quick to admit it. Man or woman cannot get fit with aerobics alone. There has to be some strength training involved, preferably routines that include isometric exercises. One ...
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Diary of a Fitness Newbie: I’m Bringing Sexy Back

Hello all! My name is Leslie and I am starting a blog! This blog, in fact. Until recently, my fitness experience consisted of hearing that it’s something that’s important. And, if I’m being honest, I’ve ...
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5 Ways to Stay Motivated to Work Out

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Knees Hurting?? Try strengthening your GLUTES!! Don’t over do the quads and knees as you are trying to work those legs. Engage more of the Gluteal and hip muscles for less wear and tear on ...
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Tips For Working Out In A Gym

It can be intimidating to work out in a fitness gym. First of all, you probably notice all of the really fit people, especially if you have some weight to lose. Then, there are the ...
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