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Weight Training 101: What You Need To Know Before You Lift

Weight (resistance) training fundamentals tend to be a real mystery for many people. Both novice and some experienced lifters alike struggle with the basics, like proper exercise selection and execution, and manipulating repetitions and sets—Even though they think they’re doing it all right. Beginners who…

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Why You Need to Regularly Change Your Exercise Routine

Ever think to yourself, “I’ve been eating right and exercising regularly but I still haven’t lost the weight?” You’re certainly not alone! Many people are fighting their own personal battles to lose weight in spite of their healthy diets and…

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Three Smart Strategies for Exercising with a Lung Condition

When compared to the average person, individuals with lung conditions (chronic bronchitis, asthma, and emphysema) use way more energy during breathing. Such breathing problems are a result of narrowing and inflammation (swelling) of the lung’s airways. In general, exercise…

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Circuit Training: Efficient and Research Proven Effective

If you’re looking for an enjoyable, convenient, and effective way to exercise, circuit training is something you might want to consider. Whether you’re new to working out or well-trained and just trying to overcome a plateau in your weight loss or fitness…

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How Sit-Ups and Leg Raises Can Be Bad For You

Many people spend large chunks of their valuable workout time repeatedly performing trunk-flexion exercises like sit ups and leg raises in an effort to develop sexy, flat abdominal muscles. These are generally the superficial muscles that people can see like…

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Is It Necessary to Stretch Before Workouts?

There is a widespread belief that stretching prior to exercise improves performance, prevents injury, and boosts recovery time. But, believe it or not, this all-too-common pre-workout ritual may actually do more harm than good.…

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A Practical Approach to Exercising During a Juice Fast

I’ve recently been getting flooded with emails in response to one of my more popular articles: “Intense Exercise Training During a Juice Fast? Is This Even Possible?” While this article was largely based on my own personal experiences, insights and reflections,…

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Amp Up Your Workout Routine with Vibration Training

I always emphasize the importance of regularly switching up your workout routine. But, funny enough, I sometimes have a hard time doing this myself. Personally, l love resistance training, running, and cycling. They are hobbies of sorts. So, in…

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Target Heart Rate: Are You Working Out Hard Enough?

As if getting motivated to work out isn’t difficult enough, there’s also the question of whether or not you’re working out hard enough. This is generally described in terms of “intensity”. While you can achieve significant health benefits with…

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Exercising to Naturally Lower Your Cholesterol

High cholesterol (also known as hypercholesterolemia) is a chronic health condition in which there’s too much “bad” cholesterol and an abundance of triglycerides (fats from foods) floating around in the bloodstream. Although heredity and other uncontrollable factors like age…

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How to Work Out Without Losing Weight

Many years ago I exercised for the sole purpose of losing weight and ultimately maintaining a killer physique. Sure, doing so also made me feel strong, energized and completely unstoppable, but in the end, it was all about the…

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A Quick, Easy, Anywhere Full-Body Kettlebell Workout

Kettlebells are a unique type of weight training equipment that’s gained considerable popularity in recent years. Whether you’re new to weight training or just looking to spice up your current routine, they are great for building better balance, coordination, muscle…

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How to Lift Weights Without Bulking Up

I always emphasize that resistance training (weight lifting) is one of the most important components of an exercise program, as it helps in the maintenance of a healthy body composition. An ideal body composition is one that encompasses a…