You Have To Get Underneath the FAT To See Your Abs!

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Crunches can only take the abdominal muscles so far. When a six-pack or chiseled look is the desired outcome, more needs to be done to tone and strengthen that belly for optimum appearances. One of the most important things to not overlook when working out the abs are the “invisible muscles” that lie in this area. Yes, that’s right – the invisible abdominal muscles. The transversus abdominis … [Read more...]

Motivation – It Will Run Out, But There’s a Solution!

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You’ve joined a gym or gotten into a regular exercise routine and you’re all set to drop those 20 pounds you’ve promised yourself you’d lose for years. Your motivation is high and you know you can do it! That is fantastic news, but it’s time to temper your enthusiasm with a bit of reality. The fact is your motivation is very high right now and that’s a good thing. Your motivation, however, … [Read more...]

Can Light Weights Do Anything For Me?

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People who feel good about themselves are easy to spot. They’re the ones who look confident, happy and well adjusted. They tend to be successful in their pursuits and they often give others the impression they can tackle just about anything. If you’re ready to boost your self-esteem and create some of the benefits of doing so in your life, just pick up some weights and start training. While this … [Read more...]

Your Early Morning Workout…Can You Do It? Yes…You Can Create Your New Body!

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It can be hard enough to wake up knowing there’s a full day’s worth of work just waiting to be conquered. Add in the prospect of an early morning workout and the propensity to hit that snooze alarm is pretty likely to rise, right? If it’s time to beat that stay-in-bed mentality and fit a workout into your morning routine, there are ways to make the process a whole lot easier to get going. It’s … [Read more...]

Are Squats The Best Exercise For You?

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Are you about ready to give up on squats all together since you’re not seeing the results you want? Squatting is an amazing exercise for you if you have adequate range of motion of the ankle, knee, and hip. But there’s a pretty good chance you’re missing out on the benefits of this exercise or causing yourself pain and injury if you’re just too tight to gain the proper form to produce effective … [Read more...]

Working Out Your Core Is Essential, But a Whole Body Routine Is Critical

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All too often, we try to target our workouts to take care of problem spots. Big thighs, flabby arms, fat rear ends and other very specific areas get the bulk of our exercise attention while the core is overlooked. The truth is this is not a wise way to proceed if real results are desired. Targeting is fine, but it won’t get the job done on its own. The core – the back and stomach muscles – are … [Read more...]

Working Out Through Your Injury

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It can happen to anyone even you. Your fitness routine is created and you are seeing real results. Your muscle strength and tone are improving and you're dropping serious pounds. Everything’s going great! Then an injury occurs and staying on your intended course seems next to impossible. There’s good news though. Depending on your injury in question, there may not be a reason to derail your … [Read more...]

A Successful Fitness Routine Does Not Have To Be Complicated

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The hardest part of getting fit involves taking the first step. You must be ready to challenge yourself. While most people think exercising is hard and getting a routine together is difficult, the simple reality is that neither of these things are true. Working out doesn’t have to be tough, boring or impossible. Getting fit should be fun and energizing, so don’t let fear stand in the way and your … [Read more...]

How Much Exercise Is Right For You?

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Think exercising isn’t for you? How about finding the right kind of exercise as well as the right amount? Because even a little bit of movement over the course of a week can go a long way toward improving your health in 2013 while boosting your energy levels. Discovering what’s right for you will benefit you the most. Researchers at Oklahoma State University have discovered that even two … [Read more...]

Are Your Workouts Engaging, Challenging, and Motivating? Find Your Right Level!

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Starting a workout routine and sticking with it is hard. Stopping one after it’s become your habit and your results are becoming evident can be even harder. Even so, it can sometimes be very important to take a breather now and again. As much as you would like to get your results quickly, workout burnout could just strike if you push your body too much! What is Workout Burnout? Workout … [Read more...]