Achieving Your PR

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When to Increase Your Weights – Here’s How To Know.

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April 8th, 2019

You shouldn’t lift the same amount of weight for months or years on end. You need to challenge your muscles to continually work harder and become stronger. Here’s how to know when you’re ready to increase your weight.

Knee Strengthening Exercises

4 Knee Strengthening Exercises to Build Muscle and Alleviate Pain

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March 26th, 2019

Chances are, if you’re a regular exerciser you’ll suffer from the occasional ache and pain. And knee problems are right up there when it comes to those who experience some type of exercise-induced pain. If you’re one to suffer from occasional knee pain that comes out of nowhere and throws a wrench into your fitness […]

Circuit Training in the comfort of your own home

Quick, Intense Circuit Training in the Comfort of Your Own Home

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March 7th, 2019

Let’s face it, there are times when we just can’t get to the gym for a workout. Maybe you have a little one at home, or have a tight schedule, or you simply don’t want to deal with the hustle and bustle of a busy gym and having to fight the crowds. Sounds like the […]

The Ultimate Treadmill Circuit

The Ultimate Treadmill Circuit Training Workout (That You Can Do At Home!)

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October 10th, 2018

Adding a treadmill into your circuit style workouts provides a convenient option that can improve the quality of your training. Including a treadmill in your training program provides a greater range of options to make running more convenient, to increase the level of feedback you receive so that you can push harder during tough workouts, and […]

Plank Tap

Upgrading to a Plank Tap for a Stronger Core

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December 26th, 2017

Have you become bored with regular old planks or find them to be a little too easy?  Then the Plank Tap – or Pledge Plank – might be just what you’re looking for.  By adding a little movement to your planks you’ll not only find them to be a little less dull, but you’ll notice […]

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Beat The Winter Blues & Stay Motivated With These 7 Tips

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November 29th, 2017

Sticking to your fitness routine and staying motivated over the winter months can be a huge challenge if you’re suffering from the winter blues.  The weather is colder, the days feel shorter, and there can be some holiday stress. Then the excuses begin to set in and before you know it, a few days off […]

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Embrace the Burpee!

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November 14th, 2017

Whether you love them or hate them, burpees will add a challenge to any fitness routine!  Interestingly enough, burpees have been around since the late 1930’s when Royal H. Burpee (no kidding!) invented the first version as part of a fitness test. The original version was what we would consider a “basic” burpee today…. Squat […]

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Tips for Good Running Technique

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October 24th, 2017

Runners come in all shapes and sizes, so it’s no surprise that “proper” running technique can be a tough thing to pin down.  If you constantly hurt after a run, chances are you have a flaw in your running form that you’ll want to clean-up.  If you’re struggling to improve your time for a particular […]

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Strength Training to Boost Your Miles

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October 6th, 2017

Whether you’re a recreational runner who puts in a handful of miles each week, or a competitive runner who covers some serious distance, chances are you want to become a better runner. You may want to improve your time, increase your distance, run more efficiently, or simply stay injury-free. But if you really want to […]

What is the Best Time to Exercise

Best Time to Exercise to Maximize Results

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August 16th, 2017

I’m often asked what is the best time to exercise.  My short answer is that it boils down to what works best for each individual when they take into account schedules, energy levels, and motivation. While some people feel stronger and more energetic first thing in the morning, others find that later in the day […]

Best Muscle Recovery Foods for Post Workout Regeneration Meals

Muscle Recovery Foods for Post Workout Meals

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August 7th, 2017

Here is a great summary of some of the best muscle recovery foods when you’re feeling rundown following a tough workout.  You could recover more quickly after tough workouts, with improved post-workout nutrition.  Taking advantage of the best muscle recovery foods and timing around your workouts can go a long way when it comes to […]

Mix Up Your Reps & Weights For Better Gains

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July 27th, 2017

Plateaus are often part of the process when it comes to a fitness training routine.  Sometimes it’s the body hitting a strength plateau, getting stuck in the middle of a weight loss goal, or not being able to break through a distance or time barrier on a run. The human body has an amazing way […]