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Cultivating the Exercise Habit

Turn Your Workout Routine into a Real Exercise Habit

Cultivating the exercise habit

Creating an exercise habit – why does that seem to be such an insurmountable goal for so many? While it’s not difficult to start a fitness routine, it can be difficult to keep it going and make that routine an actual “exercise habit.” Let’s face it; most of us have probably tried to start exercising regularly several times but have, for whatever reason, failed to stick with it. Or, you may be exercising some but not as regularly or with as much dedication as you’d like. And yet, there are lots of people who have managed to find the right formula, those who would no sooner skip their workout than skip brushing their teeth. The truth is, anyone can get on a fitness routine and stick to it with a little extra focus. Here are some tips that might help. Read More

Spirit Fitness XG400 e-Glide Trainer

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Spirit Fitness XG400 e-Glide Trainer $1399

High performance and innovation best describe the e•Glide line of products from Spirit Fitness. These “hybrid trainers” are a cross between a traditional elliptical and a quality indoor/outdoor performance cycle, and the Spirit Fitness XG400 e-Glide Trainer is our current DEAL OF THE WEEK. Normally $1999.99, for the next 7 days this home trainer is $1399.99. You save 30% – that’s a $600 discount! MENTION THIS POST AND ALSO GET FREE DELIVERY!

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Post Workout Soreness

Post Workout Soreness – How to Reduce Muscle Pain After Your Workout

post workout soreness

Post workout soreness can be an unpleasant side effect of a vigorous workout session. Sometimes, after hitting the gym, maybe not until the next morning, you may experience some degree of muscle pain. It can range from mildly annoying to almost debilitating. You might find it more difficult to get up and get going than it was the day before. You could find yourself aching from the inside out and wondering if something is really wrong; if you might have strained something or over-stretched a muscle. Fortunately, the reality is probably not that serious. What is more likely is that you’re experiencing classic post workout soreness. Everyone, from amateurs to the most seasoned of fitness enthusiasts and professionals, gets sore from working out every once in a while. But, short of taking a long soak in a hot tub, what can you do to alleviate those aching muscles? We’ve put together a couple of tips that may offer some sweet relief.

Drink the Pain Away!

Depending on your tastes, this may not be as much fun as it sounds. We’re not talking about alcohol. This one’s a bit wacky, but cherries have an antioxidant which reduces inflammation. That’s why people with gout are often encouraged to eat cherries. A 2010 study published in the Scandinavian Journal of Medicine and Sciences in Sports found that incorporating cherry juice into your recovery drink may help to ease post workout soreness. On a similar note, coffee can also be beneficial. Studies have shown that drinking coffee prior to a workout reduces muscle soreness and fatigue by nearly half. The recommended amount is two cups of coffee prior to a workout. Coffee will also boost your energy and endurance, so it’s a win-win!

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Spirit Fitness XE895 Elliptical Trainer

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Spirit XE 895 Elliptical $1999

An outstanding Deal of the Week is back with a great price on this elliptical trainer from Spirit Fitness. A “Best Buy” at the suggested retail price of $2999.99, the Spirit Fitness XE895 Elliptical Trainer is a steal at this great sale price of $1999.99. For this week only, you will save $1000 on the XE895 Elliptical Trainer. That’s a 33% savings on an already excellent value in a top-quality elliptical.

The Spirit Fitness XE895 was designed with comfort, durability, and value in mind. With an electronically adjustable stride length of 18 to 24 inches in half-inch increments and narrow pedal spacing to ensure an ideal stride motion, the XE895 ensures maximum comfort for users of all sizes and fitness levels. This is further enhanced by the oversized cushioned foot pedals and multi-position handlebars.

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Using a Foam Roller

The Foam Roller – A Great Addition to Your Workout

man using foam roller

You’ve almost certainly seen a foam roller at your gym or yoga studio. They’re showing up everywhere; those long cylinders made of dense foam. You may have wondered what they’re used for, or perhaps you know but haven’t really thought about using a foam roller in your own workout routine. Are they worth investigating? Do they offer anything really beneficial to your workout? Keep reading. We’ll try to answer your questions below.

What Is a Foam Roller Used For?

A foam roller can be used for lots of great exercises! If you’ve never used a foam roller, which can be found at RX Fitness Equipment and most sporting goods stores for between $20 and $40, you’re missing out on a great muscle massage! Using a foam roller regularly offers many benefits, including reduced inflammation, scar tissue and joint stress, plus improved circulation and flexibility.

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FPD Flat Bench – Deal of the Week

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FPD flat bench is $119

Our Deal of the Week is a great piece of support equipment for your home gym. This week only you can save $130 on the FPD Flat Bench at RX Fitness. This is an outstanding value for a top quality flat weightlifting bench. Ideal for home use and vertical markets, this flat bench has a single piece mainframe for years of durable service and features a new easy handle design and rear transport wheels for easy mobility. Normally $249, this week you can get this FPD weight bench for only $119. That’s a 52% savings!

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Healthy Snacking

Learning to Eat Easy, Healthy Snacks

Woman with healthy snacks

As critical to your goal of getting fit as your workout routine is your determined effort to eat right. Learning to identify and eat healthy snacks plays an important role in your overall fitness regime. Ask any bodybuilder, nutritionist, or model and they’ll confirm that concept. If 80% of your body is made in the kitchen, it’s essential that you make it as easy as possible to eat right. The ideal way to eat is to consume smaller portions with more frequency throughout the day. That’s why snacking is key to keeping you full and energized and on track with your fitness goals. Don’t deprive yourself; in fact, treat yourself, but when you do, make it the right treat! We’ve gathered some useful tips for healthy snacking below.

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Precor 521i Elliptical Trainer

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Precor EFX 5.21i only $899

By popular demand, RX Fitness Equipment is offering the much sought-after Precor EFX 5.21i Elliptical Fitness CrossTrainer as our Deal of the Week. We have only 3 pre-owned Precor EFX 5.21i machines in stock and when they’re gone, they’re gone. We don’t usually feature preowned equipment as the Deal of the Week, but we get so many requests for these Precor ellipticals that we wanted to offer them to you at an outstanding price. This week only, the Precor 5.21i is on sale for $899.99 and includes free local delivery! Delivery alone is normally $189. Compare this deal to used Precor 5.21i crosstrainers elsewhere that sell for $1999. You won’t beat this price and get this kind of quality.

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Getting Rid of Flab

Getting Rid of Flab – Why is It So Hard?

Getting rid of flab is hard.

Sometimes it feels like no matter how regularly you work out or how well you eat, getting rid of flab in those hard-to-reach places is still an elusive goal. Get rid of your flabby jiggle zones by following the suggestion in this post.

Beating Belly Flab

If there’s one trouble area that nearly everyone suffers from, it’s the tummy area and the dreaded “muffin top.” Not only is abdominal fat unsightly, it’s the most unhealthy of all flab locations. Abdominal fat puts strain on your liver, pancreas, and other vital organs. For getting rid of flab around the belly, some good exercises to try are sit-ups, variations on crunches (with exercise balls and kettle bells, and twist crunches, for example), and push-ups.

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The Kettlebell Workout

Adding a Kettlebell Workout to Your Fitness Routine

Kettlebell workout

As long-time readers of this blog know, we regularly post useful kettlebell workout routines to help you expand your fitness program and learn new ways to use familiar equipment. For those who may be new to kettlebells, or just considering adding them to your routine, we thought we’d cover some basics to help you make the right choices from the start.

A Brief History of Kettlebells

Kettlebells may just be gaining popularity now, but they have been around since the 18th century in Russia, where they are called ги́ря (girya). Much later, the Soviet Red Army used them for strength and conditioning exercises. It wasn’t until the start of the 21st century that the U.S. saw kettlebell workout programs start to pop up. These were brought stateside by Pavel Tsatsouline, the man responsible for developing the first kettlebell certification programs. Read More

The Deadlifting Workout

Deadlifting – To Deadlift or Not To Deadlift

Deadlifting - woman performing a deadlift.

Deadlifting is the classic strongman stunt you see in all kinds of media. It’s also a major olympic event, the one where men and women lift a barbell carrying huge amounts of weight over their heads. It looks really, really difficult and requires great strength and technique. Most of us dismiss it as an exercise for bodybuilders or serious fitness addicts who spend hours a day in the gym. But here’s the secret: it’s not. With the right knowledge, regular practice and most importantly, patience, dedication, and the proper technique, anyone can do it!

Why Should I Deadlift?

The deadlift is the king of exercises in the physique building world. Deadlifts target your quads, hamstrings, gluts, spinal erectors, abs, traps, and upper lats. Of course, deadlifts are usually only carried out by the truly determined. The average gym patron doesn’t perform deadlifts because they usually lift only for recreation and general fitness. They don’t have the training or knowledge necessary to properly perform deadlifts. But the fact is the deadlift is one of the best exercises around, whether you want to build muscle, tone, burn fat, or increase strength.

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Spirit Fitness XT485 Treadmill

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Spirit Fitness XT485 Treadmill 1799

This is our first offering of the Spirit XT485 treadmill as our Deal of the Week in several months! Regularly $2399.99, you can save 25% this week at RX Fitness. The XT485 is Spirit’s top of the line folding treadmill. This workhorse has a 20” x 60” workout area and a 3.5hp motor. The exclusive Fusion program integrates cardio and strength to help you achieve your fitness goals. These features along with a large 9” LCD and message center help keep you motivated day after day.

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Kettlebell Power Plank with Row

Step by Step Instructions for the Kettlebell Power Plank with Row

This week, we have another kettlebell workout in our ongoing series. This kettlebell routine is intended for advanced users. Below are step by step instructions for the proper execution of the Kettlebell Power Plank with Row – also known as the Renegade Row exercise. Like all weightlifting exercises, the kettlebell Renegade Row routine should be executed with care and attention to proper form. The muscle groups most affected by this kettlebell exercise will be the middle back, latissimus dorsi, biceps, triceps, abdominals and the chest. Warm up before beginning this exercise or any kettlebell routine. To see our other posts on kettlebell exercises, click “kettlebells” in the dropdown Categories menu to your right.

kettlebell power plank with row muscle groups

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Bodyguard E40 Elliptical

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Bodyguard E40 Elliptical $1799

This week we are featuring the Bodyguard E40 Elliptical once again as our Deal of the Week! Regularly $2199.99, you can save 18% this week at RX Fitness. The Bodyguard E40 has all the benefits of a heavy-duty platform frame in a space efficient footprint. The E40 is simple to use. Just get on and go! A space-saving design and focus on quality make this a great choice for those who want a smooth ride without unnecessary bells and whistles..

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Quick Workouts

Quick Workouts You Can Do Anywhere

quick workouts you can do anywhere

Sometimes, getting to the gym or doing your normal fitness routine at home is just not possible. Perhaps you’re traveling, stuck in an unfamiliar place, not at home, or you’re simply in a rush. Whatever the reason, circumstances shouldn’t determine whether or not you get in your daily exercise. There are plenty of easy, uncomplicated exercises for effective, quick workouts you can do anywhere.

Bodyweight Exercises

Whether you’re exercising at home or at the gym, bodyweight exercises are your friend. In fact, bodyweight exercises, despite seeming simple, are incredibly effective – possibly the most effective form of exercise you can do! When you’re pressed for time or find yourself in an inconvenient place, like a hotel room or stuck in the office, try some of the exercises below. Don’t let location or convenience stop you from getting your workout in.

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