Train Well

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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Total Body Takeover

Are you the type of person who finds it hard to find the time to workout? Maybe you can only make it to the gym once or twice a week. Or maybe every time you can make it to the gym, you’re in a time crunch. Or perhaps you get bored doing the same routine, week in and week out. If …

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Grab a Friend & Get Moving: Partner Workout

What’s the only thing better than a sweaty, challenging, upbeat workout? Doing that workout with a friend – duh! Studies show that perceived support from our peers can have an influence on our exercise habits. What’s more, working out with a friend makes going to the gym a little less daunting and a little more fun! So round up a …

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I’m With The Bands

Once upon a time, I thought that resistance bands were only for seventy year old women in their pilates classes. I would roll my eyes at the thought of using them for strength work. However, after doing some research and trying them out myself, I had a change of heart. Turns out, resistance bands can give you a killer workout. Benefits of …

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Do You Have Dead Butt Syndrome?

Yes, I asked if you have dead butt syndrome. This most likely sounds like something one of our staff members made up, but no dead butt syndrome is the real deal. Now time to decide what’s worse, the fact that it’s an actual syndrome, or the fact that majority of those reading this article may have it. So what is …

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Gym-phobia?

Most of us, no matter how experienced or confident we are, have experienced that feeling of walking into a crowded gym and feeling completely overwhelmed. Maybe you don’t like it when someone takes the treadmill right next to you (when there are ten open ones elsewhere…) or maybe you like to do your stretching in peace without the fear of …

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Reboot Your Routine

Looking to revamp and reboot your workout routine? It might be as simple as changing up your rep scheme! Check out these rep variations for added intensity and variability! Solution 1: Drop Sets First at bat – drop sets. Typically, you might be doing 3 sets of 12, 4 sets of 10, etc. Instead, kick things up a notch by doing …

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Shift Your Mindset, Reach Your Goals

Are you working out for all the right reasons? What made you step into the gym (or start your run, go to a fitness class, etc.)? What’s the driving force behind your actions? Why do you want to reach your goals? In other words… What’s Your Why? There are two basic types of motivation: intrinsic motivation and extrinsic motivation. Extrinsic motivation …

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Tiny Workout Tweaks = Big Impact

You don’t need totally revamp your workout routine to break out of a rut. Sometimes, tiny little changes to your workout can make a huge impact. Whether you’re bored, unmotivated, or just aren’t seeing the results you desire, this article is for you! Tiny Tweak #1: Use a Heart Rate Monitor Monitoring your heart rate is a great way to …

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