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Elliptical Trainers

Elliptical Trainers

Why Have Elliptical Trainers Become So Popular?

A visit to your local gym will likely reveal that treadmills appear to be falling off in terms of popularity and elliptical trainers seem to be replacing them. We're also seeing the same trend in terms of sales growth. The question you may have at this point is, "Why have elliptical trainers become more popular than treadmills?" There are actually a couple of good reasons.

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Kettlebell Lunge Pass-Through

Kettlebell Lunge Pass-Through

Step by Step Instructions for the Lunge Pass-Through

Time for another installment in our kettlebell workout series. This time, we have an excellent kettlebell routine for intermediate users. We'll be explaining the proper execution of the Kettlebell Lunge Pass-Through exercise. Like all weightlifting routines, this kettlebell exercise should be executed with caution and proper form. The muscle groups most affected by this routine will be the quadriceps, calves, and gluteus maximus. Always warmup before you begin this or any kettlebell workout.

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Holiday Eating

Holiday Eating

Enjoy the Holidays Without Derailing Your Fitness Program

The time is here for gathering around the holiday table to enjoy plate after plate of stuffing, cranberry sauce, turkey, ham, mashed potatoes, macaroni and cheese and a piece of pie (or two or three). While there’s nothing wrong with enjoying yourself once or twice a year, you never want holiday eating to derail your fitness progress in the last month of the year! How can you enjoy the holidays to the fullest while fitting into your jeans on January 1st? We're glad you asked.

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The Quick Workout

The Quick Workout

Quick Workout Tips for a Busy Lifestyle

A quick workout can happen anywhere. If you travel frequently, or don’t have access to a gym, this can contribute to you tricking yourself into the idea that you don’t need to exercise. Or, that you can at least skip a few days. On those days when you don’t have time for a full exercise routine, try these quick workout tips that you can do almost anywhere.

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Healthy Snacking

Healthy Snacking

Teaching Yourself to Eat Easy, Healthy Snacks

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. It's as critical to your goal of getting fit as your workout routine.

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The Exercise Habit

The Exercise Habit

Turn Your Workout Routine into a Real 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.

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Fall Exercise Tips

Fall Exercise Tips

Changing Your Fitness Routine for Fall

Goodbye summer, hello Fall! After the often blistering days of summer, the cool touch of Fall is a welcome change. Fall is symbolic of a new start. Given that analogy, Fall is a great time to begin your exercise routine anew. Cooler weather doesn’t have to mean giving up outdoor activities. Leverage our fall exercise tips to make your transition to a new season much easier.

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The Rowing Machine

The Rowing Machine

A Rowing Machine Provides A Full Body Workout

When exercising, you can save a lot of time by using equipment that gives you a full body workout every single time, and that's exactly what you get with a rowing machine. But, while the movement required to row is indeed effective in working all the muscles, not everyone has access to a boat or a body of water. A good rowing machine takes away the need for both and allows you to get a great workout without having to be exposed to the elements.

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Stretching Away Pain

Stretching Away Pain

Can Stretching Relieve Neck and Back Pain?

We previously posted an article about stretching exercises and how they can help keep you flexible and reduce muscle pain due to over-exercise, stress, or just plain inactivity. The stretching routines outlined here are designed specifically to target neck pain and back pain. If you put these stretches to work in your regular workout routine, they may go a long way in helping to reduce or even eliminate your muscle pain.

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Parkour for Beginners

Parkour for Beginners

What is Parkour and Why Should You Care?

Parkour is an excellent form of exercise because it works all parts of the body. For many of us, maybe even most of us, parkour may seem to be above our fitness and skill level, but don't think that means you shouldn't give it a try. Here are a few basics to get you started with parkour.

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