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Which Workout Mantras to Ditch…and Which to Live By

Words can be a powerful force. Mantras, or a statement that is repeated frequently, can be even more powerful. Studies have shown that mantras can relieve one’s stress and increase one’s self-esteem. However, can mantras and affirmations be detrimental to one’s health? I believe that they can be. Especially the ones that promote unhealthy behaviors and undermine one’s self-worth. If you …

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Full Body Lift: The Best Bang for Your Buck

Full Body Lift, Best Bang for your Buck To be get fit you don’t need to be in the gym every single day of the week! Most people believe that to get in shape, you have to focus one body part a day, which is a routine called “Splits”. This means that you split up your body parts and designate …

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Why You Should Learn to Love Burpees

Let’s be honest – most people don’t exactly get excited when they hear the word “burpee.” This exercise has a bad reputation for being insanely difficult and is often why people dread doing them. However, while they can be very challenging, they’re also extremely effective! Some have even deemed burpees the greatest exercise in the world. Burpees are a great …

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Look Good, Better Performance?

We’ve all seen that one person in the gym who has a perfectly coordinated workout outfit, or is covered head to toe in Lulu Lemon. But what if actually wearing stylish athletic clothing, instead of shorts and an old tee shirt at the gym, positively affected your performance? A 2012 study coined the term, “enclothed cognition” to describe the mental …

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The Study Break Workout

What does desk work, studying, writing research papers, and doing projects all have in common? Answer: They all involve us sitting on our bottoms for endless hours, not moving, and getting finger cramps. Some days it just feels as if you have so much work to do you don’t have time to breathe, let alone have time to get a …

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Set Yourself Up for Success

If you’re bored with your current workout routine and aren’t seeing results you want, then it might be time to give your fitness plan a makeover. One of the simplest ways to add variety to your workouts is to play around with your set and rep scheme. You don’t need to do three sets of twelve reps every single time you walk …

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Boost Your Walking Routine

Walking is a great form of exercise. It’s not just for beginners, but for those that are advanced as well. Walking can be used as your primary workout for the day, or as a simple leisure-time activity. Using walking as leisure-time activity can help to decrease sedentary time throughout the day. Often times when simple walking becomes “too easy”, many …

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HIIT: Less Of A Trend & More Of A Staple

HIIT stands for high-intensity interval training. Many looked at this type of exercise as just a trend.Trends usually come and go, but HIIT has become one of those that are steady among the fitness trends. This workout style has become less of a trend, and more of a staple due to its benefits. What Is It? HIIT is a type …

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Praise for the Plank

Planks are one move that don’t get the credit they deserve. They’re often mindlessly thrown in at the end of a workout, used as a punishment during a sports practice, or worst of all – done incorrectly. Is there anything more cringe-worthy than seeing someone plank with their butt to the sky, or just as bad, they’re back arched so …

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Free Workout Resources!

Have you ever wanted to crush a workout, but just didn’t know what to do? Maybe you were on the other side, and were a workout instructor and didn’t know what workout to give to your class? Or you just don’t have time to make it to the gym, but need to get a quick workout in. We’ve all been …

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