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Eight reasons women should lift weights

Many women fear “getting big” from lifting weights and just stick with cardio.   However, women do not have the testosterone levels that males do, making it virtually impossible to put on huge quantities of muscle.  Large increases in muscle mass are due to: Lifting heavy weights with minimal repetitions (for example, bench press 100# 3 [...]

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Broken New Years Resolutions

Did you fall into the trap of making a grand resolution that you have already broken?  New Year’s resolutions in January become the “I should do’s of February” and the regrets of March…  Getting in to a new habit or routine takes about a month, and with exercise for females you typically need about 3 [...]

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A Review of 26 Healthy Habits Part Three: Types of Workouts

In this information age, there are a million voices to be heard, but is anybody really listening? The amount of traffic our minds get really makes it difficult to slow down and pay attention to any information, and then what information should I listen too? I’ve been reviewing just such information touching on 26 habits [...]

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Indoor Cycling – Banish the Boredom!

How many of you haven’t done any form of exercise since it started getting cold out? Is your bike sitting in the garage with flat tires? You know there is something you can do about that? Get a trainer and start riding inside! I frequently hear from my cycling friends that the “trainer is sooooooo [...]

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Winter Workout Series: Circuit 2

The following video contains our second exercise circuit in the Winter Workout Series.   This group can be done separate but if added to all of the supersets previous released will make a calorie-busting workout.  This group consists of Push ups to T, Box Blasts, Dumbbell Shoulder to Shoulder lifts and a Side Plank with Reach.  [...]

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Exercise for Osteoporosis

Osteoporosis is a bone disease that is characterized by low bone mass and the deterioration of the structure of bone tissue.  This results in fragile bones and increased risk of fracture.  Osteoporosis also affects the posture, balance and breathing in by changing the center of gravity in later stages.  It is a disease that affects [...]

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Winter Workout Series: Superset 1

This is the first group of exercises in our Winter Workout series.  This group can be done separate but if added to all of the exercises to follow over the coming weeks will make a calorie-busting workout.  This group consists of a Step Up to High Knee and an Elevated Push Up.  Start with 2 [...]

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Back to Basics: Part One

It can be difficult to fit a workout into a busy life, especially during the holidays, as a busy woman that works outside the home! In December, you’ll receive the specific exercises that you can do. But for now, set aside time to move and follow the guidelines below to establish your habit this month. [...]

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Are you skipping the most important part of your workout

Your training program is designed to tear you down so that you can recover stronger, faster and in better condition. All of those positive changes occur after you have finished your exercises. To see the best results and to prepare your body for your next workout session, regeneration is important. Regeneration consists of activities and [...]

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Bouncing back after baby

Having a baby is a life-changing and amazing experience. When you hold your little bundle for the first time, you are elated beyond measure. But shortly after returning home and getting into your daily routine, you realize that your body is not what it used to be. Your body is caught in a state of [...]

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