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Category: Fitness and Training

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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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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