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May 7th, 2013

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Category: Cardio Fitness
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Getting In Shape For a Backpacking Trip

I love to go backpacking. I believe that it is a lot of fun and there is a great fitness aspect to it as well. Whether you’re getting back in shape after a layoff or tuning up for your first big hike, it’s wise to ease into a program a month or two in advance. […]

May 1st, 2013

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Category: Athletic Performance
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Why having a workout partner makes a difference?

  For those of us that need motivation to get and stay active perhaps finding a friend, partner or loved one to workout with is the key to your success?   What can working out with a partner do for you? Less expensive:  At most places, and Lionheart Personal Training is no different, you will […]

Apr 25th, 2013

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Category: Athletic Performance
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How Sprint Training Increases Full Body Strength

Many people think sprint workouts are done just to build cardio strength. The truth is there’s a lot more to it.  In fact the strength development created from sprinting is something that will help put you over the top in over all strength training. Consider building this into your workouts in the future. How to […]

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 […]

Mar 28th, 2013

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Category: Training
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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 26th, 2013

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Category: Strength Training
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Great Short Bicep workout.

Hammer Curls Stand tall.  The elbows should be close to the torso. With the palms  facing your hip arms at your side. Hold the upper arm still, curl the left wrist up to your shoulder as you breathe out. Continue the movement until the dumbbell are at shoulder level. Hold in that  position for a second […]

Mar 19th, 2013

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Category: Injury Prevention
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Five fitness myths you need to know

  A lot of people tell me regularly that they don’t do things for this reason or that reason.   90 % of the time its myth and not fact that guides them.   1. Perspiration reflects calories burned. This just isn’t true, sweat is simply the body releasing heat and has no direct comparison […]

Mar 11th, 2013

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Category: Strength Training
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Why Olympic lifts are important

Don’t be scared they are important. Safety is the key to success. Lets focus on the full body. That’s what makes these lifts so perfect. More muscle groups used more calorie burned if that is you goal. However there are huge advantages to general Core Stability and strength.  Core Stability. Wether you are an athlete […]