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A Comprehensive Fitness Plan for Surviving Winter

Winter is a fabulous time to start a running training program. It’s a great time to build your running base and develop your fitness fundamentals including strength and flexibility. Whether you’re training for a spring half marathon, or learning to run for the very first time, use these tips and tools to get started on […]

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Mix Up Your Reps & Weights For Better Gains

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 […]

5K Training Tactics to Schedule to Crush Your PR
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5K Training Tactics to Schedule to Crush Your Personal Record

This 5K training schedule will get you ready to take control of your preparation to level up your 5K performance. While you can never guarantee hitting your next personal record, you’ll want to check out these techniques. From your training schedule to pre-race nutrition, preparation is the difference between a pretty good run and leading […]

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What To Do The Night Before A 5K Race

Q:  I have my first race coming up. Do you have any tips on what to do the night before a 5K race? -MacKenzie That’s exciting! You are wise to ask this question ahead of time as it pays to be organized and ready to go before the race nerves start to kick in. Here […]

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Why The Rowing Machine Is The Most Underrated Fitness Tool

Burn an average of 800 calories an hour rowing! Rowing is a full-body cardio and strength workout. Learn how to master proper rowing form to get maximum benefit.

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How I Learned to Love the Elliptical (Hint: it has to do with a Heart Rate Monitor)

As a runner, I used to dread my off-days. I know running every day isn’t good over the long term. So once or twice a week, I’ll hop on an elliptical machine to supplement my running workouts. One of the reasons running appeals to me is that it has very concrete measurements that I’m familiar […]

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How to Use A Heart Rate Monitor To Increase Your Fitness (Part 2)

How to use a heart rate monitor to get push your fitness to new levels. Get the exact lactate threshold workouts personal trainers use.

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How to Use A Heart Rate Monitor To Increase Your Fitness (Part 1)

Work out smarter! How to use a heart rate monitor to determine your base heart rate. Take the max heart rate test and build personalized workouts.

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Why Resistance Bands are the Perfect Strength Training Tool

Resistance bands are portable and easy to store, making them ideal for home and travel workouts. Build strength with these 3 workouts (includes videos).

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Two Daily Workouts for Doing Functional Training at Home

While the words functional training might bring to mind images of buff young athletes performing muscle-ups and throwing around heavy weight, many of the functional movements included in functional movement type workouts are a fantastic way for home gym athletes to increase range of motion, power, and strength without lifting heavy weights and completing complicated movements. […]

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How To Build Strength With Loaded Carries (Videos)

5 Loaded Carry Strength Exercises Next up in my “Exercises You Should Be Doing” series is the Loaded Carry. While this may be one of the simpler looking exercises you may ever do, don’t let it fool you into thinking it’s not very effective. When done right, this “simple” exercise can be a game-changer for those […]

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9 Super-Fun Exercises To Do With Your Kid

Having a fit family is important. Try these 9 exercises for a great parent and child workout (videos included).

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Exactly How To Do Renegade Rows

How to do Renegade Rows to increase core strength and stability and engage and define the shoulders, triceps, biceps and back.

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How To Reap The Benefits Of Interval Training

You can dramatically increase your fitness with just 60 min/wk of interval training. Here’s exactly why you should do HIIT (workouts included).

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How To Do A Pull-Up Properly

Master one of the best “pure strength” exercises. Get these personal trainer tips and you’ll be able to do a pull-up on your own in a few weeks.

How To Get Proper Running Form
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Get Perfect Running Form With This Simple Drill (Video)

In this 2 minute video, Running Coach Jenny Hadfield breaks down her super practical approach to assessing and improving running form.

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Learn The Gymnasts' Secret Exercise For A Stronger Core

How to do this little-known ab exercise that is way more effective than crunches, planks and sit-ups at building core strength and stability.

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How To Use Lactate Threshold To Run Faster

If you want to dramatically increase your running pace and performance, do this tempo workout based on lactate threshold.

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Why The Constant Watts Setting Is the Best Way To Build Stamina

Train Smarter — Know Your Watts For anyone who has played around with the display functions on various pieces of cardio equipment, they’ve undoubtedly found use in knowing such bits of information as time, distance, calories burned, incline, pace, etc. But there’s one feature that most people tend to skip past when it comes to […]

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Get This Comprehensive List Of Strength Exercises That Work Every Muscle Of The Body

How To Do Every Weight-Lifting Exercise Under The Sun Check out the website MuscleWiki — you’ll be blown away by the detailed, step-by-step instructions (with videos) for how to do a multitude of weight-lifting exercises like squats, dead lifts, barbell rows, bench press and more. Use their handy, interactive muscle map to chose the muscles […]