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Category: Fitness and Training

How To Train Effectively When You Can’t Hit The Gym

If the main reason you don’t make it to the gym is that you just don’t have time to go, you’re definitely not alone. In fact, 67% of people with gym memberships never use them, and the average person goes to the gym just twice a week. Sorry, but you’ll likely not see results from…
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What Is Strong, Really?

Getting Strong in The Gym Matters for Every Fitness Goal Whether you want to look, feel, or perform your best – or all three – your first priority should be getting as strong as possible. Strength is the basis for everything else in the gym… including looking better in your bathing suit. I’ll never forget…
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Five Weird Exercise Variations To Shake Up Your Strength Training

Is boredom deterring you from hitting the gym? You’re not alone. The perfect training plan should strike a balance between enough repetition to master the basic movement patterns (squat, hinge, push, pull, core) and enough variety to keep you interested in training. You don’t want to do an entirely different workout each time you step…
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The 6 Essential Strength Exercises for Ski Season

Get Strong For The Slopes Normally when your alarm rings in the dead of the night, you have to resist the temptation to smash snooze, throw your phone across the room, and snuggle deeper under the covers. But not during ski season. Those early-morning wake up calls signal that powder turns await. The mountains are calling.…
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Train Seasonally To Boost Your Metabolism

Train Seasonally To Boost Your Metabolism This time of year, holiday treats are in high supply, and your time is in high demand. How can you battle tempting holiday food and simultaneously make time for going to the gym during this busy time of the year? The answer is that you can… if you really…
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What Changes Can I Expect When I Start Lifting Weights?

If you’re a cardio junkie, stepping into the weight room for the first time can be intimidating. But don’t let that hold you back! Weightlifting is the best way to rapidly change your body – better than cardio, or group exercise, or yoga. But just because you pick up a pair of dumbbells, don’t expect…
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6 Reasons Bodyweight Training Is Awesome For Building Lean Muscle

Let’s face it, most of us are pretty busy with work, school, family, and doing fun stuff on the weekends. We just want our workouts to keep us physically healthy and maybe help us lean out so we look better in a swimsuit. Most people trying to “tone up” jump straight into cardio, but there’s…
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How To Fit “Fitness” Into Airport Travel

  Do you travel often? If you do, you know that there is no bigger hassle than dealing with airport travel. And if you travel often, you know how hard it is to stay healthy at an airport. After my recent trip to Spain (for pleasure) and Toronto (for business), I appreciate that challenge more…
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What’s A Rest Day? Workout Recovery For Active Athletes

Most people don’t have a problem with “off” days. Oh, I don’t have to workout? Cool. Netflix! But some of us are wired to GO all the time, gladly training six to seven days per week. Some call this crazy, while those who participate in constant activity couldn’t imagine taking a day off. Admittedly, I…
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Avoiding Gym Boredom

  You know that lady who’s on the elliptical every time you hit the gym, slogging through an hour cardio workout every single day? Her eyes glaze over as she stares at the TV mounted on the wall ten feet ahead of her, looking bored as all get-out, and you wonder, how the heck does…
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