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Category: Fitness and Training

Should Men And Women Train Differently?

Should Men and Women Train Differently?   Spoiler alert: there is no such thing as a “women’s” workout.   There are a lot of misconceptions about strength training, and no debate is more rife with confusion as “should men and women train differently?” I’m here to clear up the confusion and show you how to…
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Exercises to Prevent Knee Pain While Hiking

Strength Training Can Help With Knee Pain While Hiking   An online training client recently hiked two 14’ers while training to summit Kilimanjaro next summer. (For those who don’t live in the Rockies, that’s a mountain peak whose summit is 14,000 ft or higher.) She reported that her hike to the dual summits went really…
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Athletic Abs

Athletic Abs   If you’re hitting the gym, chances are you want to look like you lift. That’s why six-pack abs are so coveted. But if you’re reading this blog, you also want to perform at your peak. Developing your entire core is essential to performing well on the playing field and out in the…
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Complexes: The Simple Way To Get In & Out Of The Gym – Stat

It’s New Year resolution season, and that means throngs of people are flooding the gym to reverse their holiday weight gain. The crowds can make it challenging to get an effective workout in a busy gym! If you feel overwhelmed by the crowds and just want to get in, get sweaty, and get out –…
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Train Your Core Without Crunches

At a holiday party, a family member approached me about her back pain. “I’m really frustrated, I can’t even go for a walk without triggering pain in my lower back,” she confessed. “I know it’s because my abs are weak, but crunches only make it worse. How can I train my core without doing any…
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Fix Your Form: Squat Edition

The squat is an amazing exercise. Anyone who says it’s bad for you doesn’t know squat (sorry, couldn’t resist the pun). In seriousness, squatting isn’t bad for your hips, knees, back, or anything else you’ve been told. But squatting with bad form can lead to injury. Use the coaching tips in this article to stay…
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How To Smash Through Strength Plateaus

Have you hit a frustrating training plateau?   You hit the gym diligently, day after day, week after week, and put in the work… but you just can’t PR your lifts. You’re frustrated as heck and ready to give in, right? Don’t. They say the definition of insanity is doing the same thing, over and…
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A Better Warm-Up To Improve Your Workouts & Prevent Injury

Your warm up sucks. Here’s what to do about it. The old stand-by of doing “5 minutes on the treadmill and some random stretches” before you lift is as outdated as the high school gym teacher who taught you it was the right way to warm up. Worse, this weak excuse for a warm up could…
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Upper Body Training for Skiers and Snowboarders

Ski and snowboard season is fast approaching. Now is the time for skiers and snowboarders to “get in shape” for the slopes so you can crush it from first chair to last. To most, this means cardio and legs, right? While that’s not a bad idea – you’ll certainly need strong legs and lungs this…
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Injured? Get Back Into The Gym Safely With These Tips

Hey, team, let’s be real… injuries suck. But if you’re an active person and enjoy lifting, running, skiing, and playing sports, dealing with occasional aches and pains is a major reality of your active lifestyle.   Having been sidelined by accidents and injuries before, I understand the frustration of not being able to do the…
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