Category Archives: Fitness

Breakfast Choices for Runners

Breakfast Choices for Runners

Start Your Day with Breakfast That Will Fuel Your Run

There is a reason why athletes are so careful about the food they put in their bodies. All meals are important, but breakfast may be the most important of all, especially if you are an early runner. Breakfast can have an impact on your overall wellbeing when you run. What should you eat? Well, that's what this post is about. Here are some good breakfast choices for runners.

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Stretch Out Strap with Exercise Booklet

Stretch Out Strap with Exercise Booklet

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Post Workout Recovery

Post Workout Recovery

Your Post Workout Recovery Doesn't Need to Be Hard

Most people are so focused on what they do during their workout that they forget that what happens after they exercise is just as important. It is in post workout recovery that your body begins to build lean muscle mass. Not paying attention to your recovery could lead to weight gain and reduced performance level. Get the results that your hard work warrants by paying attention to the suggestions below every time you finish a workout.

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Martial Arts for Fitness

Martial Arts for Fitness

Could Martial Arts Be a Path to Better Fitness For You?

Tired of your same old routines? Just not feeling the gym anymore? Don’t let your fitness program fall victim to the boredom of monotony. Instead, change up your routine with a different pathway to fitness. Consider martial arts! There are multiple benefits to practicing a martial art – physical, mental, and spiritual, and with so many to choose from, there is almost certainly something that will capture your interest.

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Double Kettlebell Windmill

Double Kettlebell Windmill

Step by Step Instructions

Time for another in our series on kettlebell exercises. This week, we're illustrating the proper execution of the Double Kettlebell Windmill routine. This exercise is for ADVANCED users and should be approached, as with all weightlifting exercises, with care and preparation. If you're not yet at the advanced level, this is not an exercise you should attempt. The muscle groups most affected by this exercise routine will be the shoulders, triceps, abdominals, gluteus maximus, and hamstrings.

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Your Posterior Chain

Your Posterior Chain

Train Your Posterior Chain Muscles for a Stronger Back

What looks and feels like a full body workout may actually only be paying attention to the front of your body while you ignore the back, or the posterior chain. It makes sense when you consider that it’s the front you see when you look in the mirror. The issue here is that you can create an imbalance that can have a negative effect on future workouts.

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Return To Exercise

Return To Exercise

Practical Steps for a Return to Exercise After a Layoff

If you've made the decision to return to exercise after taking some time off, congratulations. If it's been a long time since you last worked out, then you probably already realize that you can't simply return to your previous fitness routine at the same level you left off without risking injury. Here are some practical methods you can employ to avoid injury and make the transition easier.

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Lose 10 Pounds

Lose 10 Pounds

10 Ways to Lose 10 Pounds

When trying to lose weight, most of us focus on the end goal, which can make the path ahead seem long and unmanageable. A more effective way to tackle your weight loss journey is to lose 10 pounds at a time. There are small steps you can take to achieve that 10 pound loss, after which you can move on to the next 10 pounds, and so on until you hit your goal weight.

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Kettlebell Overhead Lunge

Kettlebell Overhead Lunge

The Kettlebell Overhead Lunge is for intermediate users. The muscle groups most affected by this exercise will be the lower back, shoulders, abdominals, calves, gluteus maximus and hamstrings. Always warm up before beginning this or any other weightlifting routine. If you're just starting out with kettlebell exercises, give it a little time before you try this one. We always recommend that you begin your kettlebell and weightlifting workout regime with a fitness professional to help you develop proper form and avoid poor habits that can injure you. This is particularly important for beginners. RX Fitness Equipment can help. Give us a call.

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Anti-Aging Strategies

Anti-Aging Strategies

Workouts That Can Reverse the Effects of Aging

You don’t need to be a fitness guru to know that any type of exercise is better than sitting on the couch all day. If it’s reversing the signs of aging that you are specifically thinking about, then there are some exercises that are more effective than others. Researchers at the Mayo Clinic discovered several activities that are perfect for those looking for anti-aging strategies.

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