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Category: Fitness and Training

Pray For Pow! Train to Shred the Slopes this Winter

Ski And Snowboard Training Tips If you’re among those people wondering where the heck the snow is hiding, you’re not alone. I’m as eager as anyone to get up into the mountains and shred the pow. And I’m prepared because of my training in the off-season. Are you? To dominate the slopes you need to…
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Take Charge Of Your Fitness!

If you want to improve your health and fitness, be proactive, not reactive.   To accomplish anything in life, you need a plan. Imagine taking a road trip to Vegas. You wouldn’t just start driving in that general direction, would you? No. You’d look up the route on your GPS. Likewise, if you want to…
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Top 5 Ab Exercises Missing From Your Routine

Do you want a stronger core and athletic-looking abs? Crunches are the go-to ab move for most people, but they’re terrible for achieving a six-pack. For one thing, crunches only train your abs in one dimension: flexion and extension (forward/back). For another, people often rush through the movement without getting a proper abdominal contraction. Crunches…
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Does Muscle Confusion Work For Fat Loss?

Muscle Confusion Myth Busting   The term “muscle confusion” was coined to market a popular workout program. But the term makes people think they need to trick their bodies into fitness, which is not the case. The muscle confusion theory is based off the idea that constantly changing your workouts means your body will constantly…
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Avoid This Common Fitness Mistake

  Do you find yourself frustrated with the gym, unable to get into a routine?   If you burn out on fitness after a while, you’re not alone. I recently started working with a new client. He’s a cool guy, fun to work with, does what’s asked, and genuinely wants to improve his fitness. He’s…
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How Much Cardio Should You Do?

More is better, right?   That depends. If you’re training for a long-distance race, then yes, you’re going to need to log a lot of miles. Thankfully, if you’re like most people training for general health/fitness and to look and feel better, more is not always better. The first question people usually have about cardio…
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No Fear Weight Lifting

Are you afraid of lifting weights?   I’ve met a lot of women at my gym lately who confessed a fear of using the weight room. It can be truly intimidating to start using free weights instead of machines if you’re not sure what you’re doing. You may feel self-conscious, like people are watching or…
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Strength Training for Adventure

A few years ago, I loaded up a Subaru Impreza with all my belongings, grinning dog in the seat next to me, and drove halfway across the country from Ohio to Denver, Colorado. I’ve always loved snowboarding and knew I would one day make my home in the Rockies. That first winter was challenging in…
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Guest Blog: The Problem With Generic Fitness Programs

Guest Blog via Lapsley Fitness I’m excited to feature a guest blog post from Craig Lapsley of Lapsley Fitness. He writes about the importance of “personalized” training programs that take into account your current skills and fitness levels to get the most from your training efforts. “What if I told you that cookie-cutter programs like…
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The Best Workout To Get Lean For Summer

  Everyone Wants To Know The Best Workout To Get Lean And Ripped So I’ll tell you definitively what that workout is in a moment. But first, let me ask you this… What’s the best car? The best burger joint? The best place to live? The answer is, it depends. That’s not the answer people…
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