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Should you always give it your all?

Tired of constantly being sore and dreading that trip to the gym? Well maybe you’re exercising too much or too hard. Over time, volume and consistency can have a much more sustainable effect on long-term development, rather than short-term intensity. Follow this approach for rewarding, pain-free, and enjoyable exercise. Compounded Results over Time You don’t always need to reach your …

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Plyometric Power

Pump up the power of your workouts with plyometrics! Plyometric exercises, which is just a fancy term for jump training, enhances explosiveness, power, and body control. They’re a great way to implement some cross-training into your workout routine. They also help you become a better athlete by becoming more balanced and symmetrical. This benefit can carry over to your everyday …

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Heathy Hack for a Healthy Back

You run, lift weights, eat healthy, and drink plenty of water. But are you taking proper care of your back? A healthy back is essential in turning your body into a well-oiled machine. Think of it this way – your back is like a tree trunk and your arms/legs are tree limbs. A strong tree trunk ensures that the tree …

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Three ways you’re doing squats wrong

Chances are, at one point you have incorporated squats into your workout routine. Squats don’t necessarily require any extra equipment, so they can be done anywhere. The movement itself isn’t that complicated so most people have some idea on how to do it. However, this doesn’t mean that you have the correct form when squatting. Unless you’re properly squatting, you …

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Fire Up Those Glutes!

DID YA KNOW…the glutes are the largest and strongest muscle group in the body? The gluteus maximius, gluteus medius, and gluteus minimus work together to abduct, extend, and rotate the hips. Strong glutes aren’t just aesthetically pleasing! They also prevent injury, boost athletic performance, and improve posture. So what are you waiting for?! Fire up those glutes and try these …

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Want Stronger Glutes?

Haven’t you heard? Glutes are the new abs! They’re all the rage these days. But there’s more to strong glutes than meets the eye. A strong gluteus maximus reduces your risk for injuries of the knee, lower back, hamstrings, and groin. If you play sports, strong glutes help you accelerate, decelerate, and change direction. AND strong glutes improve your posture. …

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Warm-Up to Shape Up

Warming up for workouts: nobody likes to do it. Some find it boring, some simply say they don’t have the time. However, by skipping your warm-up, you’re cheating yourself out of a more effective workout, and may be setting yourself up for injury. Warm-ups are supposed to prepare your body for your workout, address stability issues, and fix weaknesses. Completing …

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Is it Time to Switch Up My Routine?

As a creature of habit, I rarely change up my workout routine. It takes a while (I’m talking months) for me to feel the need to switch up my practice. I’m someone who likes to stick to a schedule most of the time, and for me, the upside of performing a similar workout routine every day means that I know …

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Postnatal Exercise aka Operation Snap Back

Operation snap back! A lot of new moms are eager to snap their bodies back into shape after pregnancy. Guidelines surrounding postnatal exercise are changing, and moms are now able to jump back into exercise sooner than they may think. The traditional postnatal exercise guidelines advised new moms to wait at least six weeks before engaging in exercise. New guidelines …

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8 Things Every Fitness Enthusiast Should Own

Whether you’re a gym newbie or a seasoned gym-rat, there are just certain items that every fitness enthusiast needs to own. Check it out! 1. Muscle Roller Massage Stick This little guy and I have a love/hate relationship. It hurts so good! Massage sticks are amazing for self-myofascial release. They get rid of knots, relieve tension, improve mobility, and increase …

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