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What is Metabolism?

February 26, 2017

Diet, Exercise

What is Metabolism?

What is Metabolism? This word “metabolism” is thrown around a lot these days. You know that if yours is too slow you might gain weight. But what exactly does this all mean? Well technically “metabolism” is the word to describe all of the biochemical reactions in your body. It’s how […]

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Hips Don’t Lie

November 20, 2016

Blog, Exercise, General Health Info

Hips Don’t Lie

Remember the song “Hips Don’t Lie” by Shakira? Well, there’s some truth in that statement with respect to how our bodies feel and move. Hip flexors are the muscles that comprise the front of your hip and you use them to lift your knees, bend at the waist and walk […]

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The Never Ending Search for Our 6-Pack Abs

The Never Ending Search for Our 6-Pack Abs

I know I’ve written about this before but it’s still the Numero Uno question I get from people: I want to get rid of this (and they point to their bellies). How do I do that? My typical response: How’s your diet and you know your core (or abs to […]

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FIGHT Workplace Weight Gain

FIGHT Workplace Weight Gain

Remember the Freshman 10 where you gained 10 pounds in your first year of college? Well, now it’s happening more as the workplace becomes a more sedentary environment from sitting at desks and computers all day. Even when you have a kick-ass workout before trucking off to the office, studies […]

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Swing Rows

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Playground Workout Series: Swing Rows For more of a challenge, go further down in your stance. Keep your body straight and hips up, be sure to not let your back arch! Use those back muscles to pull yourself up. Focus on squeezing your shoulder blades together.  

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Spring Rider Balance

Playground Workout Series: Spring Rider Balance

This exercise is awesome for working your balance and stability. Look for some type of spring loaded equipment on the playground, just remember to be careful. Staying balanced will help you to get more out of your squats. Have fun!

Playground Workout Series: Spring Rider Balance This exercise is awesome for working your balance and stability. Look for some type of spring loaded equipment on the playground, just remember to be careful. Staying balanced will help you to get more out of your squats. Have fun!      

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Ladder Rung Pull Ups

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Playground Workout: Ladder Rung Pull Ups   This exercise is great for your shoulders and back! All you need is a ladder or bar to tone some serious muscle. Keep your abs engaged and your hips up but do not arch your back. Give this exercise a try next time […]

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Bench Tricep Dips

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Playground Workout: Bench Tricep Dips Get ready for tank top season! These tricep dips will get your arms looking great. Focus on using your arms to raise and lower your body, not your hips! This workout can be done anywhere you have a bench.

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Playground Workout: Reverse Swing Crunch

Reverse swing crunch

Playground Workout: Reverse Swing Crunch If you’ve got a playground nearby, you can make your workouts fun! Get down and use the equipment for some great core exercises. The reverse swing crunch will work your core, shoulders, and glutes. Remember to keep your core tight and your stomach flat.

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Boring Elliptical? Change it up with these tips:

March 3, 2016

Exercise

Boring Elliptical? Change it up with these tips:

Do you get on the elliptical and then just zone out for the time you are on the machine?  Do you see people mindlessly and half-heartedly moving the arms and legs? You can get a good workout with just a little focus and a bit more exertion. Change the direction […]

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