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Monthly Archives: March 2015

  • Working Cardio into Your Weight Lifting Routine

    In order to get those "bulking" results you fellas may be looking for, you cannot solely focus on lifting weights. A simple cardio routine needs to be incorporated into your exercise regimen to supplement strength routines.

    Cardio does not strictly mean running, although running is a great cardio workout. Check out these cardio suggestions that you can add into your fitness routine to get the best results possible:

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  • What Does a Fit Body Really Look Like?

    With the media constantly barraging women with images of the "perfect" body, it can be difficult to know what being fit actually means. Contrary to popular belief, being skinny and sculpted doesn't equal being fit.

    Being fit is a lot more than just looking sexy at the gym or in a bathing suit. You can look amazing and still be unhealthy. Being fit means that you have a body that is healthy and can endure the daily physical strains you put on it, like running a distance or picking up that big bag of mulch. Continue reading

  • Last Minute Training Tips for Marathon Runners

    It's March, which means marathon season is here--are you ready? Even if you've trained all winter for your race, there are still some last minute pointers to consider before the big day arrives. Here are some great tips to help you through your last two months of marathon training:

    1. Mimic the Course

    Mimicking the course is, by far, the most beneficial training to do (if possible) because it helps train your body to perform well on the specific type of terrain. Get to know what type of terrain you will be working with during the actual marathon and do your best to mimic what it will actually be like while you train. If you will be running in New York City, run up and down a lot of hills. If you are running a marathon in Chicago, practice long runs on flat ground. Continue reading

  • 8 Reasons to Invest in Your Own Gym Equipment

    Trying to determine whether you should buy your own gym equipment and exercise at home, or simply pay for a gym membership? First, let's run the numbers. If you pay $50 per month for membership in a health club, that equates to $600 per year. And over the course of five years, you'll pay a whopping $3,000.

    You don't have to spend that kind of cash when purchasing your own equipment, which is exactly why I recently dropped my membership. If you're still unsure, read on to learn of several reasons you should invest in your own gym equipment. Continue reading

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