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Apr 8th, 2013

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Category: Training
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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 […]

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 […]

Mar 28th, 2013

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Five Fun Fitness Facts From Loionheart Personal Training Studio

1. After turning 30, we lose about one pound of lean muscle mass each year. To combat this, lift weights 2-3 times per week. It will help prevent those shrinking muscles from turning to fat. 2. Carbohydrates, protein, fat, and alcohol have 4, 4, 9, and 7 calories per gram respectively. 3. If all 600 […]

Mar 26th, 2013

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Category: Cardio Fitness
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3 Great Fitness Apps

  1. MapMyRun– This is a great app for running. It lets you play your music while in the back round it uses gps to track your speed as well as the entire route that you have run. Every so often (which you decide the interval) the app fades your music down and a computerized […]

Mar 12th, 2013

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Category: Cardio Fitness
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Treadmill Tips

1. Don’t Skip the Warm-Up Because It’s Warmer Outside. It is very easy to just run out the door on a nice day and start running. Unfortunately, your muscles may not share quite the same enthusiasm as your brain. Warm your body up with five to ten minutes of dynamic stretching before you head outside. […]