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Mar 7th, 2013

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Category: Cardio Fitness
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Treadmill Tips

  Running outside in the winter can be a challenge. Here are some tips for working out on the treadmill when the weather outside does not meet your running needs. Replicate the road- To replicate the road add some incline to the treadmill. Running at no incline is much easier than running on the flat road […]

Apr 1st, 2013

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Category: Nutrition
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Train your body to use carbs as fuel

Weather your’e in a weight training program or not I urge you to check out carb nite, and carb backloading. I’ve always been a fan of timing my carbs for when my body needs fuel the most. Carb nite is for people that are sedentary and not training, where carb backloading is similar, but for […]

Mar 28th, 2013

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Category: Training
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Three great core exercises to rock your abs

  If your body fat is under 10% these three exercises can really pop your abs. 1. Pikes. Lay on your back arms and legs extended. Elevate your arms and legs up and over your hips so that they touch above your hips. Repeat 15 reps by x 3 sets. 2.Russian twists. With a heavy med-ball […]

Apr 8th, 2013

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The Army Physical Fitness Test

The Push-Up: “The push-up event measures the endurance of the chest, shoulder, and triceps muscles. On the command ‘get set,’ assume the front-leaning rest position by placing your hands where they are comfortable for you. Your feet may be together or up to 12 inches apart. When viewed from the side, your body should form a generally […]

Mar 7th, 2013

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Category: Injury Prevention
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Staying fit over 40

Well for those of us who have reached it, it can be a scary feeling. As youth fades you need to stay focused on who you want to be in the second phase of your life. Here are 5 ways to keep yourself feeling good and staying young. 1. Walking is a great way to […]

Mar 13th, 2013

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Category: Nutrition
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Spring Mixed Fennel & Orange Salad

INGREDIENTS 1 tablespoon  red-wine vinegar 1 tablespoon  lemon juice 1 teaspoon  Dijon mustard 2 cloves  garlic, minced 1/8 teaspoon  salt, or to taste Freshly ground pepper, to taste 1/4 cup  extra-virgin olive oil 1/2 cup  Kalamata olives, pitted and coarsely chopped 1 tablespoon  chopped fresh parsley 3   medium navel or Valencia oranges 10 cups  mixed lettuces, (3 small heads), such as chicory, radicchio and […]

Mar 5th, 2013

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Category: Cardio Fitness
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SMART Goals

When setting goals it is important to be SMART about the goal or goals that you set. Here is a great acronym for setting SMART goals. Try to use this acronym next time you set a goal or goals.  Specific- When creating goals it is important to be specific. Rather than creating a goal that […]

Aug 29th, 2017

Category: Training
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Revving up your warm-ups with Plyometrics

There are numerous scholarly articles on the studies of the beneficial effects of plyometrics. What I want to talk about is what make them a perfect addition to any warm-up routine. After a few dynamic stretches, moving in to a few plyometrics will get your heart rate up and prime your muscles for heavy lifting! […]

Mar 29th, 2013

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Category: Nutrition
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Quick & Easy Shrimp Tacos

I occasionally enjoy cooking, but I always love food… So it should come to no surprise that most meals I prepare require minimal time and rely instead on healthy, quality ingredients. And the last thing I want to do when leaving work is spend an hour in a boring grocery store pouring over some endless […]

Apr 3rd, 2013

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Category: Cardio Fitness
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Post Cardio Nutrition

Weight trainers know tossing back a whey protein isolate shake with fast-digesting carbs will maximize the post-training anabolic response. Now, new research shows this supplementation strategy also works for cardio. Scientists at the University of Bath (U.K) had athletes perform two 90-minute bouts of running at moderate intensity four hours apart. One set of subjects […]